The original LGBA web site was a carbon copy of an anti Muslim site that I reported to the Net Fuzz. Basically it was their own made up frequently asked questions and their own answers some of them backed up with snippets and headlines from the Daily Mail and other Far Right publications.
After becoming a charity they updated the web site to something a little less obvious, very professional looking in keeping with their elevated status haha. They are still a hate group, just with an added veneer of what they think is respectability.
While I’m on the subject, there was a petition that wanted Parliament to debate ‘what is a woman’. I watched it for months and when it was obvious it would never reach 100,000 I stopped looking. There was only a couple of months to go. Incredibly it actually got 180,000 signatures so will be debated in Parliament. I can’t wait, we shall see where our leaders stand on this totally idiotic made up moral panic. Goodness knows how they got about two thirds of those signatures in less than a third of the time remaining but never mind, it did by some wizardry. x
This is not live yet as we need the first five signatures
This is the short version, we must ask Parliament to at least discuss an alternative to fighting the proxy war with Russia.
My name is Pauline Stoker and I am deeply concerned that over a year since the start of the war in Ukraine nobody has called for peace talks. Not our government nor any MP in Parliament, not even the UN. Boris Johnson said in Parliament ‘we must not let Putin win’ and immediately announced we would send military aid which has lead to the current Proxy war.
In the end phase of the last World War, Hitler used vengeance weapons, V weapons, V bombs and V2 ballistic missiles against Britain. Luckily Hitler had not perfected nuclear weapons. He would have used them if he had.
What is not widely known is that the British HAD perfected a Weapon Of Mass Destruction. A form of Anthrax which killed anyone breathing the spores within minutes of inhalation and which persisted in the environment for about 40 years. Churchill intended using his vengeance weapons against OCCUPIED FRANCE in the event of Britain losing the war, more specifically, as soon as German Troops gained a foothold in England. We were prepared to use WMD against France to prevent our defeat. Probably seemed to be the right thing to do at the time in the mind of Churchill.
Putin has tactical battlefield weapons under his command. Tactical weapons are more dangerous than ‘Nuclear deterrent’ weapons because when defeat on the battlefield looks likely they are an available weapon even if it is a last resort to avoid defeat. Using Tactical battlefield nuclear weapons will almost certainly lead to escalation, An instant all out nuclear attack on Russia before they get a chance to launch their ‘deterrent’. Nuclear weapons are vengeance weapons. The Dark Side of Human Nature will always seek vengeance.
Please sign this petition as a matter of great urgency. We can’t stop war. Wars are easily started but can only end in two ways. One or the other side is defeated or through cease fire and peace talks. Putin defeated will likely use nuclear weapons as a ‘last resort’. We hear on the news that he is a monster and irrational.
THE DARK SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE WILL SEEK VENGEANCE AND THE ANNIHILATION OF THE ENEMY.
Thank you everyone. xx
Dear Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck MP,
Can I come and chat about Human Rights please, perhaps next month if you are free. I am preparing an article as a Freelance Journalist and writer who is passionate about Human Rights, so would also be very grateful if you could perhaps give me a short statement or quote I could use. I will bring some information about myself too which you can read at your leisure.
As a Trans Woman myself I can confirm that I have been denied health care for a hormone deficiency as my doctor, Dr Churnside told me she has no expertise in treating ‘someone like me’. I was told a long time ago by an Endocardial Consultant to watch out for the signs and go and see a doctor when any of the symptoms and signs showed themselves. I did go to Doctor Churnside in 2019 but since I am Transgender she said she didn’t have expertise and could only offer Testosterone.
Some of the outcomes for the deficiency I have are very serious including suppression and eventual total failure of my immune system leading to death. I should have acted sooner but I was already on the waiting list to see the Gender Identity people and was told the list was only 18 to 24 months long so I decided I would just wait. I ring the clinic every year but the waiting time keeps going up by exactly 12 months so I doubt if the list is even real. This is the waiting time for a first appointment, form filling and such like. There is another 2nd appointment with a similar waiting time before being able to see proper doctors for actual medical health care.
When I rang the Gender Clinic this year I asked how many people they actually saw for a first appointment each year. The figures I saw some 5 years ago just don’t add up. Transgender people are far less than 1% of the population. Anyway they told me to put a Freedom of Information request in as they couldn’t release any figures apart from by using that route. They refused to even give a rough figure or even a hint of how many Transgender people are seen for a first appointment each year.
I have copied a letter from Stonewall below. The government has already told teachers to ‘out’ any child who speaks to them in confidence about their gender identity on at least two occasions. This is putting children at great risk of harm. This fascist regime are monsters riding rough shod over Human Rights, spurred on by Far Right Ultra Conservative misinformation, lies and propaganda in the MSM which they have a tight grip of.
Below is a plea from Stonewall.
I am writing to you as your constituent to ask you to stand up for our Equality Act, which has been helping to protect our rights and lives from discrimination since 2010.
I am alarmed by recent correspondence between Minister for Women and Equalities, the Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which suggests that the UK Government is considering amending the definition of sex in the Equality Act to make it easier to exclude trans women from single-sex spaces.
The changes being discussed are unnecessary. The Equality Act 2010 has been working for over a decade. It already allows single-sex spaces to be provided. The EHRC’s new recommendations promote the exclusion of trans and gender non-conforming people, in particular trans women, from everyday public spaces.
It would open the door to all individuals’ appearances being judged at every turn, whether they are trans or not. From accessing public toilets to going to the gym, this proposal would not benefit cis women either – there is no way that these recommendations would be enforceable, or fair.
The Equality Act’s working definition of sex is ‘legal sex’, and the correspondence suggests this might be changed to ‘biological sex’.
There is no mention of how ‘biological sex’ might be defined, but it is clear that someone’s biological sex can’t simply be judged by their appearance, making the EHRC’s recommendations unworkable in practice.
Changing the Equality Act as the EHRC suggests would also be unfair. No government committed to LGBTQ+ equality should aim to exclude trans people from everyday life. This would represent an appalling rollback in LGBTQ+ rights and make it impossible for trans people and gender non-conforming people to exist without fear.
These actions by the EHRC have drawn widespread criticism already – internally, from UK human rights organisations, and from the international community. This May, the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Victor Madrigal-Borloz issued a statement that called the EHRC’s recent moves “wholly unbecoming” of an institution created to “stand up for those in need of protection”.
More than 138,000 people recently signed a parliamentary petition in support of the Equality Act, due to be debated on 12 June 2023.
As my representative in Parliament, please attend this debate, speak up for our world-class Equality Act, and stand against potential rollbacks on trans people’s rights.
The UK Government should be looking to improve the lives of its LGBTQ+ citizens, rather than needlessly questioning legislation that has been working well for over a decade.
Here is an article from James at Open Democracy read the article using that link and sign up to their mailing list to keep yourself informed. Open Democracy is not for profit and is an international publication (I think). I have copied the article below but there are no working hyperlinks. Please bare in mind that the Hungarian fascist regime is working to the same template the UK, Russian and USA regimes are using.
by Blanka Vay
In Hungary, we want trans visibility. But not the kind that the Hungarian parliament imposed on us in 2020 when it banned legal gender recognition for trans and intersex people. Instead of erasing trans people – as the government originally intended – we have been forced to come out.
The new law replaced the term “sex” with “sex assigned at birth” in the Civil Registry Document, which is the basis for all legal documents in Hungary, making it impossible for trans and intersex people to change their documents in alignment with their name and gender identity. It was the first law passed during the Covid-19 pandemic after the government granted itself ‘extra rights’ to “react to the catastrophic situation” – despite the Hungarian constitution considering gender recognition a fundamental right.
This February, Hungary’s constitutional court issued a ruling that blocks new applications from transgender people for legal gender recognition (applications from before 29 May 2020 are still valid). In the UK, the Equality and Human Rights Commission proposed a similar move to redefine ‘sex’ as ‘biological sex’, in a letter to the government in April.
The law change has made those of us in Hungary with ID that doesn’t match our gender walking targets for hatred and harassment. Our freedom to choose to whom and how we come out as trans people has been removed.
There’s nowhere to turn because our legal names are everywhere – in schools, banks, workplaces and other public institutions, on identity cards and travel documents.
We’re out, and not always proud. Sometimes we’re out and embarrassed, out and ashamed, out and angry, or out, silently crying, and endlessly tired.
As one of the organisers of the Prizma Community (a support network for Hungarian trans and intersex people), I know impoverished students who refuse to buy discounted student metro tickets because they’d have to show their ID – and therefore their trans status – risking harassment on the subway. Out of concern for their own safety, they buy tickets that are more expensive but anonymous.
Great minds with useful university degrees work as pizza delivery drivers, because there they are accepted, and they have lost all courage to try, yet again, to find a job in a transphobic world with the wrong ID.
A trans woman I met in Debrecen, Hungary’s second largest city, told me that many trans women in the country have engaged in prostitution because they’re fearful of being attacked in the regular job market.
This was echoed by a Roma trans girl, who told me: “I’m forced to sell my body, to give control to aggressive perverts. Because I have to pay for my room, food and medical transition. It’s eating up my soul.”
She added: “Telling me ‘It’s just sex work, like a normal job’, feels like a slap in my face, a cynical insult – in the best case, it’s hellish stupidity.”
One of the problems of a right-wing populist kleptocracy is that it will always have imaginary enemies to fight. After years of targeting migrants, the new imaginary enemy is the so-called ‘LGBTQ lobby’ and trans people.
In fact, the Hungarian government under prime minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling right-wing Fidesz party have a history of rolling out openly homophobic and transphobic bills.
Just last month, the government passed a bill calling on citizens to report ‘rainbow families’ – including same-sex parents and parents who respect their child’s trans identity – to authorities. Weeks before this latest bill, more than a dozen EU countries, including France and Germany, backed legal action brought by the European Commission at the European Court of Justice against Hungary over its anti-LGBTIQ laws, including one that effectively bans same-sex couples from adopting children, passed in December 2020.
Also in 2020, the government rewrote the country’s constitution (the Fundamental Law) to say: “Hungary shall protect the right of children to their identity in line with their sex at birth, and shall ensure an upbringing in accordance with the values based on our homeland’s constitutional identity and Christian culture.”
The following year, they launched a Russian-style hate campaign to ban LGBTQ-themed education in schools. In Orbán’s own words: “We are very tolerant, but there is a red line, not to cross: stay away from our children.”
The national media authority, whose president was nominated by Orbán, even investigated a Netflix cartoon because it contained a lesbian kiss. It found the cartoon had broken the law, and reported it to the authorities in the Netherlands, where Netflix’s European branch is based.
There are calls from politicians and the media to ‘protect’ children from so-called trans lobbies – yet they are silent on children in Hungary going to school hungry, or the country’s lack of teachers, or the fact children aren’t allowed to wear coats in cold classrooms in winter.
It is also forbidden to sell books that “do not represent traditional sexuality and gender roles” within 200 metres of schools and churches. Technically, this means that most plays by Shakespeare, as well as the Bible, should be banned because the description is not only foolish and evil but also vague. As a result, bookshops are wary and prefer to err on the side of censorship.
A few weeks ago, Hungary’s president Katalin Novák (a perfect example of gender-washing) pardoned and released from prison an infamous far-right activist, who had been convicted of terrorism. He and his friends often attacked LGBTQ events.
While the government actively pursues a severe misogynist agenda, vocal and influential left-leaning media outlets are busy criticising ‘transgenderism’ with ill-informed fears about trans people supposedly threatening the rights of women.
The government doesn’t always get its own way. In 2022, its homophobic referendum, which conflated homosexuality with paedophilia, backfired spectacularly when 1.6 million people – around 20% of registered voters – spoiled their ballots following a campaign by human rights groups. The referendum was declared invalid, with fewer than 50% of eligible voters casting valid ballots.
It’s a crucial reminder that good people are everywhere. The problem is that they are certainly not in power in Hungary.
As a trans person, it’s not easy to be a battleground in the culture wars between different left and right political groups. We have to live our lives carefully and cautiously. That’s not in our interest, I can tell you.AcadooGhostwriter.com
A review of the controversial counter-extremism strategy Prevent, published this month, confirmed the need for “placing greater emphasis on tackling ideology and its radicalising effects.
An Education secretary and Home secretary giving advice to schools contrary to the advice given in 2010 Human Rights act of parliament about discrimination is just one piece of evidence. Both politicians recently said teachers should tell parents when a trans child talks to them in confidence. This is a safeguarding breach and the regime advice was given in order to dehumanise Transgender children and mark them out as being different to ‘normal’ children instead of simply children born transgender.
There is no gender ideology, only very vulnerable children who have the God Given Human Right to be the person they are born as and not forced by the regime to conform to a stereotypical child of the gender wrongly stated on their birth certificates.
Dehumanising and oppressing Children because of who they are and using Far Right anti Transgender propaganda which was designed to cause Hate, Fear and ultimaty violence and oppression of LGBTQ+ individuals is nothing short of Nazism.
Any attack on any minority group is an attack on all our Human Rights if ordinary people fail to see it as the propaganda and misinformation campaign it really is. It does lead to violence. Our own ConLab regime is anti minority and definitely fascist. No wonder they spent the last couple of years preparing for insurrection, all the powers are in place now. Declaring a state of emergency is not needed, They have usurped power by stealth. Using Transgender women in the same way Hitlers Nazis used Jews and minorities to rob the German Nation of their rights and Humanity is so plain to see and is the ultimate proof.
I’m just getting started on this. I have a few health problems and can only focus for an hour or so as stress and anxiety builds to the point where my brain gives up and shuts down.
1. Newcastle Labour led council and their latest money making scam. Extra taxes on Commuters, motorists, HGV and LGV delivery vehicles. The availability of modern surveillance systems was too much of a temptation for the council. The bus lane scam a few years ago when the council was forced to pay back approximately one million pounds in illegal fines indicates to me that this fresh air tax is another one of their money making ideas to fleece the motorist under the umbrella excuse (slogan) of ‘its a Green issue, we must protect peoples health‘. I will get some facts, figures and quotes.
2. I am investigating the attitudes of all UK political parties towards ‘The Trans Issue’. Several years of anti LGBTQ+ propaganda in MSM has laid the groundwork for the removal of Transgender peoples Human Rights, the most basic of which is to be allowed the right to be their true selves. To live as themselves without being discriminated against just for being born into a tiny minority group. An attack on the Human Rights of any minority is an attack on all our Human Rights. Hitlers Fascists took away ordinary peoples Human Rights in the 1930’s. They started their campaign by demonising and scapegoating Jews first before extending their campaign of hate to all minorities including workers and eventually all non pure bred Germans.
3. I am investigating how the UK economic immigration system works on the ground. The UK regime has a zero immigration policy by stealth and is targeting the most able and productive workers who are allowed to work and pay taxes for a period of a few years but then are kicked out of the country on technicalities. Foreign born highly skilled and capable workers seem to be classified according to skin colour and their perceived political views. Dark skinned female natives of oppressive regimes such as those countries where women have no rights are more likely to be left wing than right wing for instance. They may become politically active in the future and side with those who actively support minorities Human Rights. White economic immigrants such as Russian natives of the ruling class are favoured. The Windrush affair was only the tip of the iceberg.
4. All the anti immigrant rhetoric of the last few years from both the UK government and His Majesties Loyal Opposition confirm to me that the present Government is nothing short of a fascist collaboration and not fit for purpose. Another indicator is the way Sir Keir Starmer announced at Labour Party Conference that a second Brexit referendum had become Labour policy. Starmer knew that announcement would lose Labour the General election. It had never been Labour policy but unfortunately Jeremy Corbyn was caught on the hop and failed to respond in any kind of assertive meaningful way. I am looking into Blairs New New Labour and the rest of the fascist regime.
20th May 2023
5. I have been ill for weeks and have a lot to do with time running short.
Anyway Human Rights investigations are my top priority now. I have set about taking on the fabled ‘Anti Christ’, sounds dramatic but the Anti Christ is not some dishy Hollywood style Satan. It is the dark side of Human Nature and manifests itself in anyone who invites hate into their hearts.
It is the root cause of war, famine, violence and stupidity. It is the Great Deceiver and uses a form of false patriotism which it turns into an unnamed religion, deception is the key, followers only see the flags and the devotion and the self righteous pride they feel masks their own innate sense of right and wrong which I believe to be sacred. It comes from our true selves, our spirit, and so ultimately from Creation itself.
There will never be a name for this religion, it is older than Human Kind and has always been a major factor in the lives of Human Beings since Humans left the Garden of Eden and became ‘as Gods’ with this knowledge of good and evil. Yet because of the great deception it’s devotees never learn what it is that they worship. They do reap the rewards though. Power on Earth over others, wealth in many cases, a feeling of self righteousness and the knowledge that they are ‘doing good’ except it is all a deception.
The unknown religion is Ultra Conservatism/traditionalism. It is a form of anti evolution of the spirit which dwells in each of us. It is the dogmatic truth we are taught by leaders and religions. It is false patriotism and swearing allegiance to the flag. It is everywhere and is the real Anti Christ. Love is true life. The real truth is within us all, that which makes us ‘as Gods’. The Anti Christ has always ruled over the Earth and is the dark side of Human Nation.
Hi, Could you forward this letter to Dianne please. It’s to ask for an earlier appointment. Thank you. xx
3 o’clock in the middle of the night, Thursday 19th Jan 2023
Another sleepless night. I can’t switch my mind off. I ended up in Hospital the last time the DWP regime put me through this and ended up on two lots of meds with a sick note from a real doctor telling me I am not fit for work. The Hospital told me my condition was triggered by the enormous pressure being exerted by the Job Centre which caused so much stress and anxiety that I was physically affected.
When I rang NHS 101 for advice that Sunday night they sent a paramedic ahead of an ambulance. After being hooked up to monitors he told me I had to go to Hospital, there was so much electrical activity that my heart rate was 190 beats per minute and very irregular causing me to feel weak, dizzy and about to pass out.
The look on my sons face made me feel I was letting him down, I knew I had worried myself into that state. I didn’t think I would be seeing him again. I am pretty sure the pills are working although here I am now, not able to sleep and with an uneven heart rate again. It feels like it keeps stopping every 3 or 4 beats for ages at a time. I feel scared, weak and dizzy.
I told the Job Centre I couldn’t go back. Before that Sunday I had been having panic attacks as my ‘Work Coach’ told me how useless I was. My brain shut down and I couldn’t speak, I’m probably on the autistic spectrum but managed to cope somehow in the past by just avoiding any form of confrontation and never arguing. Well I can’t argue anyway, I lose the ability to speak! I have always felt compelled to do exactly what I am told by anyone in authority and when that conflicts with my own sense of what’s right and wrong I think it causes anxiety. It’s like trying to serve two masters. Unfortunately out of work workers can’t avoid the Job Centre regime of dehumanisation, belittling and mental torture that they must be specially trained to deliver. Once my Work Coach found the trigger She picked up each interview where she had left off then started extending the 10 minutes to 20 minutes because she wasn’t satisfied with my lack of ‘cooperation’.
I get £65 a week help from the state by way of Universal Credit but luckily I also get a Forces Pension of just over £100 a week, they can’t touch that. They have ruined my health for the sake of £65 a week. I am supposed to report to an assessment centre in Sunderland in a few weeks so they can prove I’m fit for work and the doctor/Hospital consultant are incompetent liars. I don’t know how I will cope, it’s not worth risking being put in Hospital again.
The appointment is on 2nd February. I didn’t ask for an assessment and have never said I can’t work, just that I am not prepared to look for work I have no chance of finding. I don’t have any experience in anything other than the things I have done in the past and at my age, 64, I can’t imagine any employer taking the risk of hiring me for anything even if training is not involved. I know what I am capable of by now and I know what will put me into an early grave.
I do have some talent as a writer and researcher though and as you know I am working on a voluntary basis and have been booked in for a Pod Casting course run by the BBC and I will be contributing to community radio broadcasts. I have also accepted the role of Equalities Officer for the North East region (The Breakthrough Party). I am also writing books and articles which will eventually set me free from the oppressive and dehumanising regime of the Job Centre.
Could you bring our next appointment forward please Dianne, perhaps next Tuesday, so you can advise me. I’m worried sick. As you know my son helps out and says he wants to do more and that I should just stop taking the regimes money. He worries about what the regime does to unemployed and disabled people. We both thought I would die that last time and the pills don’t help under certain circumstances.
Well fancy that.
it’s Monday 23rd Jan 2023 and I’ve been to the Sunderland assessment centre with a friend who asked me to go with her for support where I found the Nurse Practitioner was a real properly trained Nurse. He was really nice and seemed genuine. He said his job was to just gather a little information about the medical condition and not to assess anyone, The Job Centre regime does that.
My friend has been suffering from low mood, stress and anxiety and has a sick note but has also been harassed by the Job Centre who said she had to fulfil all of her commitments sick note or not or there would be ‘consequences’. The JC told her the sick note meant nothing!
The Nurse Practitioner was disgusted and said they shouldn’t be doing that. The problem is they do do that and it’s deliberate. I wonder how many people are too scared to go for their assessment. My friend wouldn’t have gone if I hadn’t talked her into it and actually went with her. She almost chickened out and it took a good ten minutes to calm her down and get her through the door when we got there.
90% of people who are sent for an assessment are sick with their nerves the Nurse Practitioner told me. Pills are not a magic bullet and can take a couple of months to start working. When a doctor says someone is not fit for work they are not guessing, there is science and training involved. The only reason anyone is sent for assessment is to create fear and worry in their victims. The Job Centre regime of constant harassment and oppression is itself making people ill. It’s an attack on Human Rights which is designed to act as a warning to others not to risk becoming unemployed. In other words ‘Your job might involve long hours, low pay and humiliation and ill treatment by your employer but your crappy job is better than being on the Dole. This is the true meaning of the fascist slogan ‘WE WILL MAKE WORK PAY’
The Spectator, Debbie Hayton 16th February 2021
The article strongly suggests that Transgender women are really men and that they are a physical danger to other women.
The proof they use comes from an anonymous Norwegian source and is as follows
‘She told me that between 2015 and 2017, the number of women reported for rape increased by over 300 per cent. But, since it is impossible to disentangle transwomen from women in the data, Norwegian women now face the indignity of being blamed for the crimes of those born men.’
(Transgender women have never been men. They were born female and are women!) I wrote that bit later. It is easy to understand why some people hear the conspiracy theory and tend to believe the misinformation but unforgivable for MSM and politicians who are able to avail themselves of the truth to pretend the Conspiracy theory is based in fact because it suits their own cause.
The article also reinforces negative stereotypes of Transgender Women (Transwomen in the article). The U.N. have recently warned the Scottish Government to beware of the very anti Transgender/anti Human Rights propaganda being touted by MSM. I believe this article in The Spectator to be such propaganda and is designed to perpetuate hatred and fear of Transgender Women. The proof that ‘Transwomen’ are dangerous sex predators rests in their being no proof available and an assumption that the rise of 300% proves that Transgender Women are a danger to other women.
I have a link to the letter from the U.N. sent to the Scottish Government here. https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=27757
You will see that the U.N. data from many countries which already allow self identification of gender contradicts the findings of The Spectator and I believe shows the article written by Debbie Hayton to be hate speech.
Please also note that Self Identification is for the purpose of correcting a persons Birth Certificate and does not affect anyone else’s Human Rights nor grant any new rights to anyone other than to allow equality for Transgender people so they can have their real gender recorded on their marriage certificate and death certificates which must match their gender recorded on the birth.
I knew what the outcome would be but really wanted to know how they would word it.
Our reference: 15507-22 (spectator.co.uk (The Spectator))
Dear Miss Stoker,
I write further to our earlier email regarding your complaint about an article headlined “Does the SNP really want to copy Norway’s gender revolution?”, published by spectator.co.uk (The Spectator) on 16 February 2021.
When IPSO receives a complaint, the Executive staff review it first to decide whether the complaint falls within our remit, and whether it raises a possible breach of the Editors’ Code of Practice. We have read your complaint carefully, and have decided that it does not raise a possible breach of the Editors’ Code.
You said the article was inaccurate in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) because it implied transgender women were really men, and encouraged negative stereotypes. The article reported the Norwegian teacher’s views against self-identification. We should note that the Editors’ Code of Practice makes clear the press has the right to be partisan, to give its own opinion and to campaign/to publish individuals’ views, as long as it takes care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, and to distinguish between comment, conjecture and fact. In this instance, the opinions reported were clearly presented as comment, and attributed to the individuals responsible for them. We recognised that you disagreed with the opinions and views which were published; however, this did not in itself mean that the article was misleading to report them. Your complaint did not give us reason to consider that the article was misleading, and we did not identify sufficient grounds to investigate a possible breach of Clause 1.
You said that the article breached Clause 12 (Discrimination) because it discriminated against transgender people. Clause 12 is designed to protect specific individuals mentioned by the press from discrimination based on their race, colour, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or any physical or mental illness or disability. It does not apply to groups or categories of people. Your concern that the article discriminated against transgender people in general did not relate to an individual. We did not identify grounds to investigate a possible breach of Clause 12.
For more information about Clause 12 and how it works, this blog may be of interest.
I should also make clear that the Editors’ Code does not address issues of taste or offence. It is designed to deal with any possible conflicts between the newspapers’ rights to freedom of expression and the rights of individuals, such as their right to privacy. Newspapers and magazines are free to publish what they think is appropriate as long as the rights of individuals – which are protected under the Code – are not infringed on.
Finally, you expressed a concern that this article was inciting hatred. If you believe that the article was inciting hatred, then you may wish to take these concerns to the police. IPSO only considers concerns linked to the Editors’ Code of Practice and cannot offer advice on criminal matters.
You are entitled to request that the Executive’s decision to reject your complaint be reviewed by IPSO’s Complaints Committee. To do so you will need to write to us in the next seven days, setting out the reasons why you believe the decision should be reviewed. Please note that we are unable to accept requests for review made seven days after the date of this email.
We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider the points you have raised, and have shared this correspondence with the newspaper to make it aware of your concerns.
Thank you Alice,
Attributing your own quotes to anonymous sources seems a simple enough way of avoiding any breach of the code I suppose. Thank you for taking the time to look into this little matter for me. I have learned a great deal from your reply.
I was only prompted to complain after reading a recent letter from the UN to the Scottish Parliament warning about the dangers of believing MSM anti Transgender propaganda.
https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=27757 paragraph 3, but it’s not a new phenomenon. I dare say you had to explain to a lot of complainants that smearing the leader of Her Majesties Loyal Opposition was acceptable for some reason. I don’t think he was a commie, Nazi, Anti Semitic spy who was in the pocket of Putin but obviously it was alright to somehow paint him as such.
Thank you again,
Pauline Stoker. xx
Ccspectator.co.uk (The Spectator)
I remember my first school dinner. We had to sit still as a massive Sunday dinner was dished up in front of us. Meat, vegetables, roasted tatties, Yorkies. I couldn’t believe it, It was only Monday.
We had to shut our eyes for Grace which took ages. I heard a commotion during Grace and when I opened my eyes I saw my plate was just an untidy pile of cabbage, no meat or Yorkies. My poor 5 year old heart sank. I could see where my food had gone, kids either side had loads of meat, roasted tatties and Yorkies.
The table was a mess and some kids were still thieving from each other. Handfuls of meat and Yorkies grabbed from the plate to their right while the kid to their left was dumping handfuls of unwanted cabbage onto their plates. Chaos and such a disappointment.
I managed to grab some boiled tatties off the table, I love cabbage and was very hungry so was still happy after a fashion. Then I put loads of what I thought was salad cream onto my plate of cabbage and lumps of boiled tattie except it wasn’t salad cream, it was from a dish full of Horse Radish which was untouched in the middle of the table . That was the first and only time I ever made that mistake.
Next day I kept my eyes open during Grace and put the plate on my lap. Kids learn fast when food and survival are threatened, well I did. The teachers all had their eyes shut I noticed. School dinners were the best thing about school for me. That and needlework. I didn’t like any of the rest of it.
Years later, In the 1970’s, I watched a frantic game of Mah-jong being played by professional gamblers and was taken right back to that first ever School meal in the Infants. That game of Mah-Jong took place in the bowls of a ships Chinese laundry in 1976. The players all seemed to be playing at once, there was no stopping to study the tiles or even waiting their turn. Arms, tiles and money flying about and everyone shouting at the same time. The air was so thick with smoke from whatever it was they were all smoking I was surprised they could even see the little pictures on the tiles. My eyes and throat were burning. Anyway that’s another story which ended in tears. xx