The political spectrum

Making Protest Votes Count

If, after due consideration, you can’t bring yourself to vote for any of the parties and don’t have a decent independent where you are, read this: Making Protest Votes Count

Know Your Left from Your Right Bruce Lesnick 10.02.23

The Conservative Party

Tory rebels seek ban on conversion therapy The Times 05.12.23

‘Nonsense’ of gender data collected by public bodies set for review Telegraph 02.10.23

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan claims he was blocked from attending the Conservative Party conference next month by police over his stance on trans issues Mail 11.09.23

Conservatives pass anti-gender ideology resolutions True North 09.09.23

Baroness Nicholson: ‘This movement isn’t for trans people – it is for liars who don’t need science’ The Telegraph 31.07.23

Kemi Badenoch: Diversity obsession has led to Kafkaesque madness The Sunday Times 30.07.23

Tory MP demands Government pass ‘sex education transparency’ law The Telegraph 25.06.23

Tory backlash as children set to gain gender-change rights at school The Telegraph 24.06.23

Fears Rishi Sunak will renege on promise to clarify definition of biological sex The Times 03.06.23

Rishi Sunak says no one with a penis can be a woman The Times 13.04.23

Tories plot to put Sir Keir Starmer on the spot over gender law The Sunday Times 24.12.22

Do the Tories care about women? Kathleen Stock in Unherd 19.07.22

Penny Mordaunt lashes out after ‘toxic’ briefings and trans rights leak The Times 18.07.22

Revealed: Penny Mordaunt’s hidden equalities agenda Steerpike in The Spectator 15.07.22

Candidates who sidestep the gender issue are not fit for high office Nikki Da Costa in The Telegraph 11.07.22

Penny Mordaunt’s pro-trans stance has ‘ruined her chances’ of becoming Tory leader The Telegraph 08.07.22

Rishi Sunak shares fears that women’s rights are being eroded The Times 27.04.22

Scottish Tory queries Westminster policy on safe spaces for females The Times 07.04.22

Trans row threatens to split Tories Mail 06.04.22

Biology defines who is a woman, says Boris Johnson The Times 24.03.22

‘It’s ridiculous that a middle-aged male MP should try to stop me speaking up for women’s rights’: Tory police commissioner hits back at Crispin Blunt Mail 12.03.22

Inside the Tory trans civil war Jo Bartosch in UnHerd 18.01.22

Row looms over Tory conference invitation to gay lobbying group accused of transphobia Guardian 03.10.21

How did the Tories become the only party to protect women? Suzanne Moore in The Telegraph 14.09.21

The public sector promotes gender ideology and the Conservatives are too slow to act  Caroline Ffiske15.01.21

The government should tread carefully with ‘gender identity’ ideology Caroline Ffiske 18.10.20

A non-binary tomato walks in to a bar… Caroline Ffiske 15.10.20

Expelled from the Tory Party conference  Jo Bartosch in The Article 08.10.20

New Tory MPs demand reform to Gender Recognition Act The Times 28.08.20

The Tories let in trans mania – now they must drive it out Caroline ffiske 06.04.20

Trans madness in full flow at the BBC Conservative Woman 06.03.20

Video: Jackie Doyle-Price MP on trans rights vs the rights of women 05.03.20

Transgender rights versus women’s privacy David Davies MP

Tory MP David Davies condemned for ‘transphobic’ and ‘abhorrent’ views by party’s official LGBT group Independent 28.01.18

Tory LGBT group sorry over tweet to David Davies BBC 29.01.18

How do you solve a problem like men in women’s changing rooms, Maria? Janis Turner interview with Maria Miller in The Times 29.07.17

‘Male’ and ‘female’ should be dropped from government forms, say MPs Telegraph 14.6.16

If the Tories think pushing transgender rights will win the next election, they are deluded Stephen Glover Daily Mail 05.07.17

Tory who campaigned for mixed-sex toilets resigns from party after child sex offence accusations

Middlesbrough Council to trial to gender-neutral toilets The Northern Echo 10.07.19

The Labour Party

Welsh Labour ‘allowing children to change gender without telling parents’ The Telegraph 18.03.24

Sir Keir Starmer backs ban on transgender athletes in female competition The Telegraph 11.03.24

Dead people should be able to change their gender, says Labour MP The Telegraph 03.02.24

Labour lose council by-election after tearing itself apart over trans row: Candidate suffers shock loss to Tories in east London after she was ‘forced’ to apologise for social media posts in which she claimed ‘trans women are not female’ Mail 19.01.24

Labour suspends Cazenove by-election candidate following allegation of transphobia Hackney Citizen 15.01.24

Labour MP who dared to speak out for the rights of women is hounded and accused of ‘toxic’ transphobia after saying ‘female single-sex spaces are not yours to give away’  Mail 01.01.24

Labour council will check LGBT credentials of companies before hiring them The Telegraph 01.01.24

Labour peer backs Kemi Badenoch and says children should not be encouraged to change gender The Telegraph 07.12.23

Labour grassroots back Starmer on gender self-ID Guardian 26.11.23

Labour MP Rosie Duffield faces ‘grotesque’ party anti-Semitism probe and could be blocked from standing at the next election over support for trans-sceptic’s Eddie Izzard tweet Mail 26.11.23

Library run by Labour council reinstates gender-critical books after backlash The Telegraph 19.10.23

At last, an outbreak of peace in the gender wars Janice Turner The Times 12.10.23

JK Rowling blasts Lisa Nandy as ‘one of the biggest reasons’ women don’t trust Labour to ‘defend their rights’, after the MP said trans rapists should be allowed to serve sentences in female-only prisons Mail 11.10.23

Keir’s woman problem Victoria Smith The Critic 08.10.23

Brighton Pride: Trans activists block Labour Party in parade The Argus 07.08.23

It took female MPs from both parties to change Starmer’s stance on gender politics Guardian 13.08.23

Sir Keir Starmer has changed his trans self-ID stance – but he needs his MPs to follow Suzanne Moore The Telegraph 29.07.23

Keir Starmer should apologise to women Shonagh Dillon The Critic 29.07.23

Keir Starmer: a woman is an adult female The Times 26.07.23

Scottish Labour defies Keir Starmer and backs gender self-ID The Times 25.07.23

Wes Streeting apologises to Rosie Duffield for treatment by Labour over gender views Guardian 28.07.23

Labour’s self-ID mess | The Spectator The Spectator 25.07.23

Labour’s overhaul of gender recognition won’t satisfy either side. But it’s a start Gaby Hinsliff Guardian 25.07.23

Labour still can’t be trusted on trans rights The Spectator 24.07.23

Labour will lead on reform of transgender rights – and we won’t take lectures from the divisive Tories Anneliese Dodds in The Guardian 24.07.23

With Keir Starmer unable to define what a woman is, no wonder Stonewall is targeting Labour  Mail 16.07.23

Keir Starmer: ‘Clearly ridiculous’ for children to self-identify as cats The Telegraph 21.06.23

Labour owes women an apology Raquel Rosario Sanchez The Times 19.04.23

Starmer ducks question as Sunak draws dividing line on trans issues The Times 05.04.23

Labour at war over plan to banish trans women from female-only spaces as some members back decision to ‘tidy’ up Equality Act while others call for resistance Mail 05.04.23

Starmer is taking 99.9% of women for fools The Times 05.04.23

Keir Starmer says trans issues ‘are marginal’ The Times 04.04.23

Keir Starmer: Trans rights can’t override women’s rights The Times 01.04.23

Labour vows it make it easier to change gender in policy switch The Telegraph 31.03.23

‘If you can’t say what a woman is, you will lose the election’: Labour strategists warn Keir Starmer he must rule out bringing in gender self-ID or face an SNP-style meltdown Mail 26.03.23

Keir Starmer is (still) equivocating on women’s rights Joan Smith in 23.03.23 UnHerd

Labour ‘must fix its trans stance to win the next election’ The Telegraph 18.03.23

Starmer isn’t working for women Joan Smith in UnHerd 30.01.23

Labour shut down the antisemitism debate. Now it’s silencing women The Sunday Times 28.01.23

Labour won’t speak up for MP Rosie Duffield silenced over gender reform The Times 24.01.23

If gutless Keir Starmer doesn’t stand up for women on the trans issue, I’ll never vote Labour again Julie Bindel in The Times 28.12.22

Tories plot to put Sir Keir Starmer on the spot over gender law The Sunday Times 24.12.22

Keir Starmer: Pro-trans laws are needed across UK The Telegraph 23.12.22

Labour will pay for supporting Nicola Sturgeon’s trans crusade The Telegraph 22.12.22

Goodbye Eddie Izzard — and good riddance Joan Smith in UnHerd 05.12.22

If Labour is truly the party of equality, it wouldn’t shut down the trans debate Sonia Sodha in The Guardian 02.10.22

Sir Keir is betraying the women Labour once fought for as we find ourselves harassed, insulted and called ‘transphobes’ Jenni Murray in the Mail 28.09.22

Labour’s trans-rights policy is looking increasingly absurd Suzanne Moore 02.08.22

Labour MPs back gender-critical group after conference snub The Guardian 01.08.22

Is Labour changing its mind on trans issues? James Kirkup in The Spectator 15.07.22

Labour accused of ‘silencing’ women in row over sex-based rights group Guardian 03.07.22

Why TERFs need to leave the left Julie Burchill in Spiked online 29.06.22

Stella Creasy’s bourgeois feminism Kathleen Stock in UnHerd 31.05.22

What Stella Creasy gets wrong about trans rights Julie Bindel 30.05.22

Fresh Labour infighting over trans issues as party chair says fellow MP Stella Creasy is WRONG to argue that women CAN be born with penises Mail 29.05.22

Stella Creasy: ‘JK Rowling is wrong – a woman can have a penis’ The Telegraph 27.05.22

Labour MP Rosie Duffield claims her own party are making ‘complete idiots’ of themselves over trans debate and says it’s driving voters to the Tories Mail 24.04.22

Labour’s contradictory policies on trans and women’s rights must be addressed The Guardian 06.04.22

Inside Labour’s “clusterfuck” week on trans rights New Statesman 03.04.22

Labour MP Rosie Duffield’s pledge to bak campaign to protect sex-based rights Mail 02.04.22

Labour is betraying women… again Julie Burchill in Spiked 30.03.22

Labour is falling into the Tim Farron trap on sex and gender The Spectator 29.03.22

Keir Starmer’s trans ‘drivel’ is reported to the equalities watchdog Mail 27.03.22

Why are The Labour Party so Stupid? Suzanne Moore 12.03.22

Trans women are women, says Keir Starmer in call for legal reform The Times 12.03.22

What is a woman? Don’t try asking Labour Sarah Ditum in The Times 11.03.22

What IS the point of women in Parliament if they’re too scared to say what a woman is?  Jenni Murray in the Mail 11.03.22

Yvette Cooper shies away from transgender ‘rabbit hole’ The Times 09.03.22

Keir Starmer can’t keep hiding in the gender wars Janice Turner The Times 11.02.22

Starmer’s silence: Why won’t Labour stand by women? Joan Smith at The Critic 03.02.22

Jess Phillips and Labour’s ongoing women problem Posie Parker in The Spectator 09.11.21

Labour MP says party ‘absolute embarrassment’ over gender identity ES 22.10.21

Labour MP compares opposing gender ideology to apartheid Maria MacLachlan 26.09.21

Labour’s support for single sex spaces is too little too late Unherd 24.09.21

Labour is losing women. It could cost the party the next election. It doesn’t have to be this way Labour Uncut 22.09.21

Keir Starmer backs ‘women-only spaces’ in ‘specific circumstances’, amid Labour row The Independent 22.09.21

Rosie Duffield seeks trans rights talks with Keir Starmer The Times 21.09.21

Labour MP compares opposing gender ideology to apartheid Maria MacLachlan 26.09.21

Labour’s support for single sex spaces is too little too late Unherd 24.09.21

Labour is losing women. It could cost the party the next election. It doesn’t have to be this way Labour Uncut 22.09.21

Keir Starmer backs ‘women-only spaces’ in ‘specific circumstances’, amid Labour row The Independent 22.09.21

On the trans issue, Labour and the Lib Dems are playing right into the Tories’ hands Jo Bartosch in The Telegraph 20.09.21

Speaker steps in over online threats to female Labour MP  The Times 19.09.21

Women’s Labour pains 17.09.21 Tom Farr in The Critic 

Labour’s woman problem Judith Wright in The Critic 21.08.21

Labour’s equality secretary Marsha de Cordova snubs Stonewall event The Times 21.08.21

Women’s campaigner ‘was sacked by Sadiq Khan’s administration after expressing concerns about trans women being allowed into refuges for rape victims’ Mail 19.08.21

If Starmer can’t condemn the misogynist bullies attacking Rosie Duffield, he’s no better than Corbyn The Telegraph 28.07.21

Labour MP Rosie Duffield investigated by party for liking anti-trans tweet The Times 27.07.21

The hounding of Rosie Duffield Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 27.07.21

Jess Phillips and the assault on biology Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 20.07.21

But what even is transphobia? The lies they tell blog 27.12.20

Erasing and silencing women in the name of inclusion WPUK 22.11.20

Assault on women’s rights by Cambridge City Council – Councillor resigns WPUK 24.10.20

We need to stand up for Rosie Duffield Julie Bindel 16.10.20

Rosie Duffield: ‘It feels like Gilead where women aren’t allowed to ask questions’ The Times 12.10.20

Keir Starmer’s woman problem Joan Smith 22.09.20

Labour’s transgender civil war has hit a new low Debbie Hayton 12.08.20

Justin Welby defends Rosie Duffield, MP accused of transphobia over cervix tweet The Times 06.08.20

Labour MP Rosie Duffield embroiled in transphobia row after cervical cancer tweet The Scotsman 01.08.20

Labour, trans politics, and misogyny Pilgrim Tucker 30.06.20

Why I was rejected for Labour Party membership and my response Karen Ingala Smith 27.06.20

Labour stands back from gender debate The Times 15.06.20

Boris’s gender change shake-up leaves Labour with a difficult choice James Kirkup in the Spectator 14.06.20

When an MP smears the party’s own members as bigots, it’s time for Keir Starmer to say what women mean to the Labour Party Fair Cop 11.06.20

Open letter to Keir Starmer Fair Cop 10.06.20

The trans rights charter is another way for Labour to put women in their place Suzanne Moore Telegraph 14.03.20

The Trans Debate And The Labour Party Jonathan Rutherford 06.03.20

Jess Phillips sparks fury on Mumsnet after saying ‘trans women are women’ Mail 20.01.20

Tottenham CLP motion on free speech and self-organisation WPUK 31.01.20

Labour activists launch declaration on women’s sex-based rights Morning Star 11.11.19

General election: Labour ‘putting women at risk’ with manifesto trans pledge Sunday Times 24.11.1

Scottish Labour leader: I support ‘self-ID’ for trans people Herald 09.06.19

No wonder feminists have had enough of Jeremy Corbyn and his fellow ‘Brocialists’ Julie Burchill 10.02.19

Women get treated far worse than men in Labour’s transgender debate James Kirkup 26.01.19

LGBT Labour witch hunts WPUK 23.01.19

Labour threatens disciplinary action against member who calls transgender woman ‘a man’ Telegraph 10.11.18

Labour members ‘punished’ over transgender Facebook debate The Times 24.10.18

Spoilt ballot paper May 2018 local council elections

It could have been me Paula Boulton 19.09.18

How John McDonnell wooed Mumsnet James Kirkup 18.09.18

Labour’s refusal to accept the definition of a woman Jo Bartosch 11.09.18

I’ve quit the Labour Party because it has betrayed women Ann Sinnott, former councillor 08.08.18

Labour councillor quits in row over facilities for trans people The Times 31.7.18

The Catch 22 of Labour’s gender policy James Kirkup 23.05.18

How transgender ideology is Destroying the Labour Party Miranda Yardley 07.04.18

Statement on meeting with Dawn Butler on 28 March 2018 Woman’s Place UK

Leftist women in the UK refuse to accept Labour’s attempts to silence critiques of gender identity Meghan Murphy 23.03.18

Letter to UK Leader Jeremy Corby on trans/women’s rights Bea Jaspert 12.03.18

Radical transgender politics are being imposed on Labour’s women with no debate and no mercy Tom Harris, Telegraph 08.03.18

Tanya Love is Telford CLP’s Women’s Officer

A Crisis Of Misogyny: A Plea To The Labour Party Jenni Harvey 07.03.18

A response to the Labour Party’s LGBT+ advisory post Linda Bellos 07.03.18

Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition Guardian 04.03.18

Women are a vital part of the socialist movement – they must be consulted over changes to the Gender Recognition Act Ruth Serwotka 23.0218

Fighting Genderism in Politics Jo Bartosch 21.01.18

Labour’s next civil war is a battle over what it means to be a woman James Kirkup Evening Standard 19.01.18

Fight to bar trans women from Labour shortlists The Times 18.01.18

Open Letter – Stella Creasy Jo Bartosch 08.01.18

Archived: Links to articles about the Labour Party Leadership contest

Scottish Labour

Jo Swinson’s disastrous leadership

An interview with Jo Swinson that demonstrates her total disregard for the harm being done to women by transgenderism can be read here.

Swinson (left) poses with Challenor

Lib Dems on the brink: Swinson’s ‘self-identification’ pledge leaves women groups outraged Daily Express 15.11.19

Jo Swinson is proving a disaster for her party. The media response to her disgraceful public comments about women and transgenderism has been unprecedented but I expect the trans cultists will be sending her lots of supportive messages, which will make her feel all warm and gooey inside.

The Times view on the risks of gender self-identification: The Gender Trap The Times 10.12.19

Jo Swinson has finally made the BBC do its job on trans rights James Kirkup 09.12.19

Jo Swinson is no feminist – she’s thrown women under the bus in her pursuit of the woke vote Julie Bindel 09.12.19

Believing six impossible things before breakfast: Jo Swinson on the Today Programme Maya Forstater 09.12.19

Jo Swinson’s feminist credentials are a joke Sarah Ditum 03.12.19


The Aimee Challenor debacle

Aimee Challenor (see under Green Party below) has now joined the Lib Dems is getting a warm welcome on Twitter.

Oh! Quelle surprise… Transgender activist Aimee Challenor no longer in Coventry Liberal Democrats post – amid investigation into safeguarding complaints Coventry Observer 01.11.19

Election 2019: Transgender campaigner suspended by Lib Dems The Times 09.11.19



Helen Belcher would-be Lib Dem MP owes Janice Turner, award-winning Times columnist, an apology

Some time ago I posted about how the trans cult bullies tried to prevent Times columnist, Janice Turner, from winning a prestigious award. At the time Janice commented that “a trans campaigner judge at another journalism awards resigned after I was shortlisted, making a horrific, wholly unproven link between my work and the suicide of children.” Janice Turner subsequently wrote a piece in response to the accusation, entitled Suicide should never be a political weapon, naming the trans activist as Helen Belcher. Belcher then submitted a complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) about the piece.

Thankfully sanity has prevailed. Janice has announced on Twitter that IPSO have published their ruling rejecting every one of Belcher’s allegations against her.

I note without surprise that Helen Belcher aspires to be the Lib Dem MP for Chippenham. The Lib Dems have happily given a political home to some unbelievably nasty entitled misogynistic males like Belcher, Zoe O’Connell, Sarah Brown and Aimee Challenor, as well as peers like the idiot Brian Paddick and the execrable Liz Barker.


Election 2019: Would you want to vote for a party that wouldn’t want you as a member?

For a party calling itself ‘liberal’ they seem to be a rather illiberal bunch. Spotted on Twitter – an exchange between a feminist and an anonymous representative of the party’s ‘Diversity Team’, who makes it clear a diversity of opinions is unwelcome.

The Green Party

How Shahrar Ali beat the trans inquisition Jo Bartosch in Spiked 09.02.24

Green Party sacked its deputy leader because he believed ‘biology was real’: Court rules party discriminated against Dr Shahrar AIi over his gender rights views and must pay him £9,100 as he hails ‘landmark case’ Mail 09.02.24

Green Party split from group at centre of trans row BBC News 10.12.23

It isn’t easy being a gender critical Green Nathan Williams in The Critic 07.10.23

Green Party is sued for ‘institutional sexism’ by an ex-official who claims leaders ‘purged’ members who questioned its trans policy Mail 17.04.22

Green candidate quits party after Stock campaign questions Brighton & Hove News 22.02.22

Green Party spokesman sues after being sacked for transgender views Telegraph 19.02.22

UK Green parties at war over Scots plan for self-ID Sunday Times 05.09.21

Green frontbencher at centre of trans rights row to run for leadership Guardian 17.08.21

The Greens: torn apart by trans mania Jo Bartosch 19.07.21

If the Green Party does not know what a woman is what is it for? Suzanne Moore 15.07.21

Siân Berry quits as Green co-leader over trans rights The Times 14.07.21

The man in charge of Green Party Women Glinner 01.07.21

Green Party Members Go on Strike – An Interview with one of the Strikers London Green Left Blog 20.03.21

The Green party’s woman problem Julie Bindel in The Spectator 08.03.21

Fantastic piece by Bea Campbell: Bad Dreams …Greens and Gender Beatrix Campbell 08.07.20

Green Party gets child abuse report it paid for Bea Campbell 14.01.19

Green party failed to properly investigate child abuser – report Guardian 12.01.19

Green Party Verita Report: Safeguarding Failures in Challenor Case Conatus News 11.01.19

In England’s Green and Pleasant Land Bea Campbell 27.09.18 (Update: 03.10.18 A formal complaint has been lodged against Beatrix Campbell demanding her expulsion/suspension from the Green Party simply for writing this article.)

Debate breaks out in Green Party over gender identity and trans rights Left Foot Forward 07.09.18

Green Party figures knew Equality Spokesperson’s father had been charged with sexual offences Left Foot Forward 05.09.18

How Caroline Lucas fell foul of the transgender thought police James Kirkup 04.09.18


As an aggressive, misogynistic male-born trans person from a seriously disadvantaged background, having spent years in care and with, so far as I’m aware, no tertiary education, Aimee Challenor had a meteoric rise since joining the Green Party three years ago. In keeping with Green Party policy, Challenor campaigns for gender self-ID for transgender people with the inevitable erosion in legal protections for women that this will entail.

Sandy Mannering lampoons the Green Party leader

Challenor stood for the Green Party in both the last general election and in the Coventry City Council elections held on 3 May 2018. On 22 August 2018 at the end of an 11-day trial, David Challenor, who is Aimee’s father and chosen election agent and who already had a conviction for animal cruelty, was found guilty and sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for the torture and rape of a 10-year-old girl, in the attic of the Challoner family home.

Man held 10-year-old girl captive in ‘torture den’ attic as he played out sadomasochistic fantasies Independent

At the time of David Challoner’s conviction, Aimee was standing for the deputy leadership of the Green Party and, according to this article in the Sunday Times, initially resolved not to stand down but eventually did so and put out this personal statement.

Meanwhile, the Green Party had put out a statement claiming they knew nothing of the allegations against their member and pledging to support Aimee Challenor in “her” hour of need. This was replaced within hours with a second Green Party statement saying Aimee was resigning from the Deputy Leadership race.

After an abysmal Guardian article by party leader, Caroline Lucas, which revealed her utter failure to understand the errors made by her party, Aimee was finally “suspended on a no-fault basis” pending an investigation nine days after the news of David Challenor’s conviction had broken.

Here is the latest statement: Green Party announces details of independent investigation


On the Challenors. Lisa Muggeridge

Why it matters that Aimee Challenor is trans. Lisa Muggeridge

Power, Accountability and The Green Party Miranda Yardley

On 4th September 2018, after Caroline Lucas publicly announced that she was arranging to meet representatives from A Woman’s Place UK, Challoner announced on Twitter that he was resigning from the Green Party.


Quite apart from all that the Green Party is earning a terrible reputation among feminists, not least because of the notorious use of the term ‘non-men’.

Read:  An open letter to the Green Party from Womens Voices Matter

An awesome feminist and former electoral candidate for the Green Party, Olivia Palmer, was expelled from the party for standing up for women. See her blog Perspicats for several good articles, including the following:

The Genderquake debate fiasco and the McCarthyism that followed

Green Party must accept failings in its dealings with David Challenor

There there’s….

No Country for ‘Non-Men’: How The Green Party is Trying to Oust an Elected Labour LGBT Officer  Miranda Yardley April 2018

Another expulsion from the Green Party

See also from Green people:

Newly elected Green councillor says it is “scientifically impossible for a man to become a woman” JUS News 03.05.19

Dawn Furness speaking at A Woman’s Place is Standing her Ground:  Newcastle upon Tyne 24th May 2018

TRANS/formations Beatrix Campbell

Gender is not an identity, it is a tool of patriarchy: a feminist view of gender-identity politics Gender Critical Greens


The Scottish Green Party

Robin Harper quits Scottish Greens as party has ‘lost the plot’ BBC 02.08.23

Scottish Greens suspend trans activist Beth Douglas after allegations of violent tweets Scottish Express 09.02.23

Scottish Greens to cut ties with UK party in trans row The Times 18.10.22

Patrick Harvie accused of ‘trivialising fascism’ at trans rally in Edinburgh Scottish Daily Express 06.09.22

Scottish Greens MSP resigns claiming ‘intolerance’ over women and trans rights Guardian 18.12.20

Patrick Harvie accused of smear over claim parliament was ‘platform for transphobic hatred’ 23.06.19

Patrick Harvie shares blog calling SNP politician a “w*****” The Scotsman 23.04.19

‘Sinister’ warning after Green MSP’s meeting apology The Sunday Times 09.05.19

The Women’s Equality Party

The WEP introduces itself on its website to, as “a new collaborative force in British politics uniting people of all genders, ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs and experiences in the shared determination to see women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men – so that all can flourish.” Enough already! Their website could just as easily be called Peak Liberal Feminism – assuming the diabolical Everyday Feminism site hasn’t already claimed the title.

Follow the wonderful @sandydrawsbadly on Twitter

Frankly, I would have forgotten all about the WEP, were it not for their horrendous treatment of Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans who was Party’s spokeswoman on violence against women and girls and who has now resigned from the WEP altogether.

In November 2017, as a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme, Heather committed the heinous crime of criticising transgender doctrine as applied to children, while defending the right of transgender adults to define themselves however they want. This staggeringly sensible viewpoint drew three complaints from transgender members of the WEP, who accused her “promoting prejudice against the transgender community”. It also earned her a ‘no-platforming’ from medical students at King’s College London, whose Reproductive and Sexual Health Society cancelled a talk they’ve invited her to give on the subject of pornography and the sexualisation of young women. Heather is a research fellow at King’s.

After an “investigation” by the WEP, it was recommended that Heather should not continue in her role as a spokeswoman for the Party and she promptly resigned her membership.

Heather’s Public Statement to the WEP when first suspended

Statement In Support Of Heather Brunskell-Evans on Transgender Trend website

Barred academic Heather Brunskell-Evans warns of cowardice over trans issues Times  23.11.17

Any other stories about the WEP

Ordinary women are rejecting an elite feminism that cannot even define them The Telegraph 02.12.22

Women who can’t define a woman are sunk Janice Turner in The Times 02.12.22

The WEP continues to betray its members Glinner 08.09.21

The Big Lie: The Women’s Equality Party wasn’t captured by gender ideology – it was founded on gender ideology Jane Doe 23.10.20

Women’s Equality Party runs consultation on self-identification for trans people Guardian 17.09.20


It’s fair to say the Scottish National Party have drunk the gender ideology kool-aid. Amongst their frightfully silly ideas is that we should “allow non-binary people to record their gender as “X” on passports and all other UK-wide records and identity documents.”

They‘ve got had a councillor in Dundee called Gregor Murray, who sounds a right nasty piece of work.

Dundee councillor Gregor Murray quits SNP over party’s ‘institutional transphobia’ Dundee Courier 15.05.19

Dundee councillor suspended for two months after breaching code of conduct over ‘abusive’ messages Dundee Courier 15.05.19

SNP Councillor Gregor Murray launched into a stream of explicit tirades on Saturday following reports of an anti-trans protest at a London Pride event. Dundee Courier 12.07.18


On the other hand, they’ve also got heroes like Joan McAlpine, Joanna Cherry and Ruth Maguire

SNP equalities chief in row over trans rights comments The Herald 17.03.19

Joan McAlpine receives online abuse for remarks on sex and gender The Scotsman 31.03.19

Joan McAlpine defies ‘bullies’ in sex and gender dispute The Scotsman 07.04.19

At last, an MP brave enough to say: Twitter hates women James Kirkup 02.05.19

Shame about their current leader.

Nicola Sturgeon criticised in leaked conversation on trans rights The Scotsman 17.04.19


More SNP links, newest at the top

SNP’s gender reforms ‘have set back LGBT rights’, says Wes Streeting The Times 08.08.23

SNP equalities officer threatened to ‘beat the f*** out of terfs and transphobes’ in abusive tweets Daily Record 09.10.22

SNP have ‘ignored evidence’ of bullying in schools due to gender guidance say teachers Scottish Daily Express 05.09.22

SNP accused of flouting court ruling to define biological men as women The Telegraph 20.07.22

Trans row fuelling online civil war, say SNP members The Times 18.11.21

So, First Minister, do you think a woman is an adult human female? Iain McWhirter in The Herald 22.09.21

Abuse, threats and smears’: Why Joanna Cherry believes her days as an SNP MP are nearly at an end The Telegraph 17.09.21

SNP out of step on trans law, says poll The Sunday Times  12.09.21

Dear Nicola Sturgeon, please read this plea from a sister feminist about the trans debate The Scotsman 16.07.21

How the debate over trans rights is splitting the SNP New Statesman 14.05.21

Lack of equalities policy shocks SNP’s new convener Lynne Anderson The Times 06.02.21

Trans row at SNP meeting leaves MP in tears The Times 04.02.21

SNP warned by activists over trans rights censure The Sunday Times 31.01.20

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Silence is not an option’ on transphobia Herald 27.01.21

Senior SNP member blasts ‘morally repugnant’ use of gender reforms for political profile boost Herald 16.12.20

Anger over trans woman on all-female SNP shortlist The Times 22.10.20

The SNP, trans rights and the war on women The Spectator 17.10.20

Alex Massie: SNP must recognise gender reform pitfalls The Sunday Times 27.09.20

Mhairi Black calls for the SNP to admit transphobia The Times 30.06.20

Malcolm Clark on John Nicholson MP (pdf) 14.05.20

SNP must get its act together on gender bill Jenny Mara Sunday Times 15.03.20

Nicola Sturgeon must defend women’s rights or lose the next election Iain Macwhirter 04.03.20

Joanna Cherry tells party to tackle trans-activist trolls The Times 02.03.20

SNP has ‘no mandate’ for sex self declaration, campaigners claim The Scotsman 24.02.20

SNP members ‘victims of LGBT campaign’ The Times 06.12.19

I will not suppress my views on gender, says Joanna Cherry, SNP hopeful The Times 23.11.19

Several women ‘close to quitting SNP over gender recognition plans’ Guardian 14.10.19

SNP group formed to uphold rights of women amid transgender row The Scotsman 13.10.19

Candidates for SNP Women’s Convener offered ‘protection’ advice The National 12.10.19

No-Independence Day (about Mhairi Black MSP) Wings Over Scotland  04.07.19

An SNP politician’s lonely fight in the gender identity debate Spectator 07.05.19



Second Alba member resigns in gender row after trans women tweet The Times 04.03.24

Gender row rocks Alex Salmond’s Alba as founding member quits The Times 04.03.24

Alex Salmond slams Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘self-indulgent’ transgender law The Times 07.02.23


Plaid Cymru

The current leader, Leanne Wood, is another kool-aid drinker who wrote this rubbish article illustrating her total failure –  whether due to unwillingness or inability is unclear – to engage with the issues. There are some great responses though.

Plaid Cymru: Adam Price responds after candidate quits over transphobia The National 06.03.21


“The Left”

Bad faith actors: the black hole in the left’s coverage of trans rights Tim Davies in Uncommon Ground Media 04.10.23

‘The left has lost the ability to think’ Graham Linehan in Spiked 25.12.22

The left-wing case against identity politics Brendan O’Neill 01.04.22

Simplistic politics and online ‘cancel culture’ drive working-class people away from the left Kristina Harrison 31.01.20

Labour is betraying women… again Julie Burchill in Spiked 30.03.22

Labour is falling into the Tim Farron trap on sex and gender The Spectator 29.03.22

Women, class and gender – a Communist perspective Mary Davis Morning Star 08.03.19

The Left has forgotten what feminism looks like Julie Bindel 10.09.18

Why do we need a new women’s movement? Ruth Serwotka Morning Star 08.03.18

The gender debate is dividing the left. We mustn’t forget that our unity is our strength Trish Lavelle Morning Star 03.03.18

Squashing Trans Rights Activism Lisa Muggeridge



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