(20)  The Scots, the English and racial discrimination (2)

In September 1997 the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Edinburgh upheld both rulings in the cases raising the issue of whether race relations legislation applied to discrimination on the grounds of being Scottish or English (see No 16). The case of Graham Power, who claimed that his application to become a Chief Constable in Scotland was rejected because he was English, was found relevant because it was based on an argument that the Scots and English were different races in consequence of distinct nationalities. The claim of the four British Airways stewards, being based on an argument that the Scots and English were distinct ethnic groups, was however found to have been properly rejected.

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