The Police

“The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening.” – Rosa Luxembourg

This page is intended mainly for stories about inapproriate responses by British police to people who’ve been reported by trans activists for supposed “hate speech” online. A very small number of people are believed to be responsible for using this particular strategy in trying to silence those they disagree with but I – and many others – consider the behaviour of police in certain highly publicised recent cases to be unconscionable and one of the most sinister developments so far in the promotion of transgender ideology. Some stories concerning the police in Scotland are on the Scotland page of this site

Here is the blog I wrote to accompany this page: The Thought Police are coming.

General police stories

The dangerous excesses of breaking boundaries Malcolm Clark in The Critic 04.04.24

JK Rowling’s misgendering of India Willoughby was no crime, say police The Times 15.03.24

Police ‘broke rules logging misgendering complaint against JK Rowling as hate incident’ The Telegraph 11.03.24

Police force host training day by group that say ‘gender-critical views are hate speech’ The Telegraph 07.03.24

Grassroots police launch gender-critical network to fight back against woke trans policies which ‘create a culture of fear’ within forces across Britain Mail 18.02.24

Thames Valley PCC criticises force over gender description of defendant BBC News 12.02.24

SEEN should be heard – A new group aims to remind the police to act without fear or favour Jo Bartosch The Critic 06.02.24

Police drop guidance allowing trans officers to strip search people of the opposite biological sex  The Telegraph 13.01.24

Women can be strip-searched by trans officers who were born male, say police Mail 09.01.24

Police arrest British singer, 36, and quiz her over comments she made on GB News about ‘being threatened by trans-rights extremists’ – weeks after she was ‘cancelled by the music industry’ Mail 19.12.23

Gloucestershire’s first trans police officer on ‘double life’ she led before being outed at work ITV 12.12.23

Female Newcastle United fan who said ‘trans women are men’ says her club membership has been suspended after police investigate her Mail 13.11.23

Transgender police officer who branded free speech campaigner a woman beater and Nazi while targeting him for having gender views ‘directly contradicting her own’ is sacked Mail 30.10.23

Rapists wrongly labelled as ‘women’ by police The Telegraph 06.10.23

Retired social worker, 73, is quizzed in her own home by hate-crime police for taking a photo of a STICKER that said: ‘Keep males out of women-only spaces’ Mail 04.09.23

Police no longer allowed to support causes at work, says Met chief The Telegraph 28.08.23

College of Policing accused of watering down Suella Braverman’s free speech charter The Sunday Times 16.04.23

The UK police are a dangerously sexist joke Graham Linehan 09.12.22

Tim Davie facing revolt over transgender Pride network ‘policing’ the BBC The Telegraph 08.01.23

UK police forces spend £66,000 on LGBT rainbow cars, shoelaces and flags The Telegraph 07.01.23

National police LGBT network under investigation for blocking critics of wokery on Twitter The Telegraph 03.12.22

Police force received trans training from Mermaids amid calls to investigate charity The Telegraph 13.10.22

Caroline Farrow recounts her ordeal at the hands of the Twitter police Mail 08.10.22

Moment police ‘with no search warrant’ swooped on house of gender-critical Catholic mother and arrested her in front of her four children Mail 05.10.22

Police force ‘that prioritised trans paedophile’s feelings’ enforces gender-neutral warrant cards The Telegraph 28.09.22

Suella Braverman berates Sussex police in ‘misgender’ row over sex offender The Times 28.09.22

Women’s rights campaigner demands probe after Sussex Police warn it is ‘hateful’ to say trans paedophile was a man when they sexually abused seven children Mail 27.09.22

How the police became the footsoldiers of woke Paul Embery in Spiked 23.08.22

A visit from the religious police  See also Women are now being harassed in their homes by an ideological police force. Dennis Kavanagh looks at the legal side of the recent incident The Glinner Update 15.08.22

Hate-crime awareness courses scrapped by Hampshire police The Telegraph 06.08.22

Police told to stop wasting time on Twitter disputes ‘simply because someone is offended’ The Telegraph 31.07.22

Police criticised over arrest for gay swastika post The Times 30.07.22 See also Graham Linehan interviews Harry Miller 29.07.22

Causing offence isn’t a crime, police told The Times 22.07.22

Police officer who filmed woman getting change The Telegraph 22.07.22

A mob threatening women is not a ‘protest’ – and police in Bristol should have known that Ian Acheson 20.06.22

Revealed: The police forces that let criminals record themselves as ‘one of 67 genders’ Telegraph 28.05.22

We’re not thought police, insists new chief inspector of constabulary The Times 15.05.22

Norfolk Constabulary issues list of 37 sexual identities and genders Mail 30.04.22

How the police enforce trans ideology Jo Bartosch at Spiked 13.04.22

Women can be strip-searched by trans officers who were born male, say police Mail 10.04.22

‘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

Tory police chief is reprimanded for sharing controversial JK Rowling trans tweet that biologically male rapists are not female after three men complained and she received death threats Mail 09.03.22

The woke police are a menace to freedom Jo Bartosch in Spiked 31.01.22

Misguided or misgendered? Police are investigating a woman for raising safeguarding concerns about Girl Guide commissioner Monica Sulley  The Critic 28.01.22

Police seize ‘anti-trans’ book from activist Jennifer Swayne in raid on home  The Times 27.01.22

Police visit parish councillor’s home to warn him he faces arrest over Facebook post that read ‘trans rights are very, very boring’ Mail 07.01.22

Prisoner of conscience Ceri Black in The Critic 07.12.21

It isn’t the police’s job to stop people being offended The Times 01.11.21

Schrodinger’s shield Harry Miller 14.09.21

Wiltshire PCC criticises Stonewall trans policy on women-only areas BBC 11.09.21

Police commissioner says ‘biological men’ should not be allowed into women’s prisons and female toilets as he hits out against Stonewall’s ‘potentially dangerous’ transgender ‘ideology‘ Mail 09.09.21

Stonewall controversy: More views from Conservative Police and Crime Commissioners Conservative Home 05.09.21

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey launches blistering attack on Stonewall for promoting ‘dangerous transgender ideology that threatens the safety of women and girls’ Jo Bartosch in the Mail on Sunday 22.08.21

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner says ‘some services can’t function in a gender-neutral way’ Lincolnshire Live 29.08.21

Avon and Somerset police paid Stonewall thousands learning to be LGBT ally The Times 26.06.21

“We see you, we have reported you” Harry Miller 15.06.21

Kirkcaldy ‘controversial’ stickers:  No law broken after complaint of hate crime The Scotsman 24.05.21

Are ‘controversial stickers’ really a matter for the police? Debbie Hayton 25.05.21

I can’t sleep, says accountant Marion Millar in trans tweet row The Times 24.05.21

Simon Edge: “If I, or anyone else on Galop’s blocklist, were the target of homophobic violence, would the service come to our aid?LGN 01.04.21

Policing offence Harry Miller in  The Critic 26.02.21

Police log 120,000 ‘hate reports’ – but not ONE is a crime – as top cops defend system which helps ‘measure tensions’ Mail 13.02.21

Police mocked over gender neutral tomato: Hundreds fail to see the funny side of force’s woke joke Mail 17.10.20

Ridiculous harassment by Met police 12.09.20

Fair Cop? How Stonewall turned the police into political activists The Critic Magazine 11.09.20

Stonewalled Fair Cop 02.09.20

British police forces not welcoming ‘gender critical’ job applications The Telegraph 15.08.20

Mum in hate crime probe after pro-JK Rowling stickers amid trans rights row Mirror 22.08.20

Beware: Thought Police are operating in your area Fair Cop 04.08.20

Why do women matter so little? Sarah Phillimore 02.08.20

To Avoid Being “Hurtful” to Trans Community, Police Fail to Provide Description of Wanted Sexual Assailant 30.07.20

Why are police spending thousands on Stonewall subscriptions? Spectator 13.07.20

Malice in Wonderland: Fair Cop uncovers the cost of political policing Fair Cop 30.06.20

Police accused of political correctness after issuing an appeal for a sex attacker WITHOUT mentioning suspect was a man wearing womens clothes Mail 21.06.20

Stonewall helps the police make a mockery of the law Fair Cop 22.06.20

Police are too busy chasing PC causes to fight real crime The Times 18.02.20

Teenager is ordered to pay £200 compensation to transgender police officer for shouting ‘Is it a boy or is it a girl?’ at him Mail 29.01.20

Police forces record thousands of hate incidents each year even though they accept they are not crimes Telegraph 05.01.20

Police forces let rapists record their gender as female The Sunday Times 20.10.19

Meet the top cop who wants to police your pronouns James Kirkup 16.10.19

A ‘transphobic’ crime wave has hit Oxford James Kirkup 14.10.19

Police response to ‘transphobic’ stickers branded ‘extraordinary’ Telegraph 14.10.19

Recording of a conversation exposing West Yorkshire police  Kat Sez 26.05.19

Police Scotland criticised over allowing suspects to self-identify gender The Scotsman 03.06.19


Fair Cop

Launched in May 2019, Fair Cop is a group of individuals who have come together over shared concerns about police attempts to criminalise people for expressing opinions that don’t contravene any laws. See their website.


Harry Miller

Shocking behaviour by Humberside police officers against a man who’d committed no crime. Harry is himself a former police officer and now a philanthropic pillar of the community. The so-called ‘limerick’ he tweeted can be seen here.

Wolf in plod’s clothing Harry Miller in The Critic 14.01.22

In praise of Harry Miller’s fight for free speech James Kirkup in The Spectator 22.12.21

Miller’s victory Rob Jessel and Sarah Phillimore in The Critic 21.12.25

Ex-police officer whose ‘transphobic’ tweets were recorded as a ‘hate incident’ after one complaint WINS landmark victory after Court of Appeal rules police guidelines are UNLAWFUL Mail 20.12.21

Video: Harry Miller: My Free Speech High Court Victory Over Alleged Anti-Trans Tweet & Police Investigation 22.02.20

Video: The Police Told Me to “Check My Thinking” for a Tweet Interview with Harry Miller by Triggernometry  12.01.20

Ex-officer in transgender tweet case says he received threats The Times 27.01.20

Ex-cop accused over hate limerick on Twitter speaks out Sunday Times 26.01.20

Man complains of ‘Orwellian police’ after tweet investigation BBC 25.01.19

Is it now a crime to like a poem about transgenderism? James Kirkup 24.01.19

Man investigated by police for retweeting transgender limerick Telegraph 24.01.19

Police must not patrol trans discussion in schools Fair Cop 24.01.20

Who are the hate criminals? Rob Jessel 16.10.19

How a single ‘offensive’ tweet could potentially wreck your entire career Metro 13.11.19

This Will Go on Your Permanent Record: DBS Mark For Causing Offence Uncommon Ground 06.11.19

Podcast: James Delingpole interviews Harry Miller 23.05.19

Me v The Police: What’s in it for me? Harry Miller 12.05.19

Man who liked ‘offensive transgender limerick’ on Twitter is ‘fuming’ after latest run-in with Humberside Police Hull Daily Mail 26.03.19

Interview with Harry Miller Country Esquire Magazine 20.08.19

Lincolnshire man challenges police transphobia guidelines BBC 06.08.19

Businessman, 54, investigated by police over Twitter poem about transgender people launches a landmark High Court battle to overhaul official rules on hate crimes Mail on Sunday 12.05.19

Police are criminalising opinions, say campaigners, The Sunday Times 12.05.19

Police used ‘violent’ transgender activist for equality training The Sunday Times 28.04.19

Meet the Experts Training Police in the UK on Trans Issues Uncommon Ground 12.04.19

West Yorkshire Police: Allies of Convenience Jo Bartosch 15.03.19

Man investigated by police for retweeting transgender limerick The Telegraph 24.01.19

Hate crime officer called an ’embarrassment to the service’ after telling shops to use gender-neutral signs for tampons Independent 13.08.17


College of Policing guidelines on ‘transphobia’ challenged at the High Court


“I have become familiar with term TERF. It is a derogatory term used by those who seek to de-platform those who hold different views”. ― Mr Justice Julian Knowles, High Court Judge

JK Rowling publisher asked Mermaids trans group to ‘censor’ legal article on free-speech ruling The Sunday Times 09.08.20

My fight against the police over ‘transphobic’ tweets Harry Miller 18.02.20

Man who won landmark case over ‘transphobic tweets’ speaks of strain Mail 15.02.20

The Times view on Harry Miller, Twitter and the trans debate: Thought Police 15.02.20

Hate speech policing is Orwellian, warns judge in trans tweets case The Times 15.02.20

Police have recorded 120,000 cases of ‘non-crime’ hate incidents – despite accepting they are not illegal Mail 15.02.20

We need more Harry Millers Spiked Online 14.02.20

Police compared to Stasi and Gestapo by judge as he rules they interfered in Telegraph freedom of speech by investigating ‘non crime’ trans tweet Telegraph 14.02.20

Harry Miller: Police probe into ‘transphobic’ tweets unlawful BBC 14.02.20

Tweet-stream from inside the court on Day 1 of the hearing can be seen here.

An excellent witness statement from Kathleen Stock is here.

Tweets from Day 2 are available to read here.

Putting the thought police on trial Spiked Online 22.11.19

The police must rethink its Orwellian obsession with ‘transphobia’ Telegraph 21.11.19

‘Right to be offended’ does not exist, judge says as court hears police record hate incidents even if there is no evidence Telegraph 21.11.19

Transgender tweet case: Officer Harry Miller says he was visited by ‘thought police’ The Times 21.11.19

Police transgender rules breach right to free speech, court told Guardian 20.11.19

Transphobia guidelines ‘contrary to freedom of expression’, court hears BBC 20.11.19

Social media posts referred to police could show up on dbs background checks Telegraph 19.11.19

Miranda Yardley

Stories about the absurd and ultimately unsuccessful attempt by Mermaids volunteer, Helen Islan, mother of a child she says is transgender, to get transsexual Miranda Yardley a criminal conviction. Investigated by West Yorkshire police, the case was thrown out by District Judge John Woolard, who said it should never have been brought.


Kate Scottow


Graham Linehan

Another target of Stephanie Hayden, who has now withdrawn the complaint against Graham.


Caroline Farrow

It wasn’t the best idea to complain about a journalist. The complaint by Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids charity, was to Surrey police but it has now been withdrawn.


Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull

Kellie-Jay, who campaigns under the name ‘Posie Parker’, was a test case for West Yorkshire Police early in 2018, after being reported by Susie Green of Mermaids. That first case was eventually dropped by police. Kellie-Jay is now the target of a second complaint by Green. This one’s being investigated by Wiltshire police. Update: 13.05.19 It turns out Susie Green withdrew the second complaint in March but the police didn’t Kellie-Jay until the middle of May and they are not going to pursue the case because they’ve run out of time. Here is a video Kellie-Jay made breaking the news:


Margaret Nelson

Incredible ham-fistedness by Suffolk police but at least they realised fairly quickly they’d got it wrong and apologised.



No words can describe how ridiculous this one was. Stephanie Hayden again.


Linda Bellos

Linda was reported to police by Giuliana Kendal after Linda said at a meeting in York in November 2017 that she would defend herself against violent trans activists. North Yorkshire police interviewed her under caution and decided not to proceed with the case, so Kendal took out a private prosecution against both Linda and Venice Allan, which was eventually thrown out. The full story appears on this page of this site and I’m only mentioning it here as an illustration of how far trans activist bullies might be prepared to go when the police won’t do their bidding.


The person behind many of the complaints

Hayden is on the right.

Trans activist Stephanie Hayden has a penchant for reporting to the police people who say things he finds disagreeable while saying vile things about other people. Entitled much?

Hayden’s complaint against Spectator is rejected

This is the article complained of by Stephanie Hayden: I stand with Kate Scottow Spectator  14.02.20

And here is the unsurprising IPSO Ruling 

Police officers are afraid to speak out

I don’t know the source of this or where it was originally posted. I spotted it on Twitter and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. It sounds exactly the same as what’s happening in the Prison Service.



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