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Trans rights or women’s rights

Trans rights or women’s rights

Back in 2015, the Conservatives seriously considered bringing in a law which would have meant that people could just self declare that they are male or female and that would be recognised by the law. This would have happened if Brexit had not got in the way. Maria Miller, who was the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities went through all the steps to make that the law. There was an inquiry by a select committee. All the witnesses…

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The No Outsiders Programme

The No Outsiders Programme

Parkfield School is where Andrew Moffat teaches. He has prepared a resource for schools called “No Outsiders”. This resource is pure gender theory and quite unsuitable for children. For some unknown reason schools no longer teach biology as fact. They now teach gender theory as if it is a fact. It is not. It is based on a number of myths which have no scientific basis: Biological sex does not matter. Gender is a spectrum. You can be born in…

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Johnson government is a weak government

Johnson government is a weak government

I flick through the papers or watch TV news for a a few minutes. The impression that I get is that there are a number of challenges that the Government is not dealing with very well. These challenges include the Covid 19 virus outbreak which still does not seem to be fully under control. The restrictions are now being lifted. Where before there was at least complete clarity – now (post Cummings) there is no clarity and less support. We…

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Mistakes on Covid 19

Mistakes on Covid 19

I watched Channel 4 Dispatches “Did the Government get it wrong?” The programme alleges that had we gone into lockdown a week or 10 days earlier, anything from 8 to 15 thousand lives could have been saved. I was a student, doing 2 courses, one of which I had paid a small fee to do. I therefore did not particularly want us to go into lockdown. It was obvious lock down was coming. I have felt for some time, that…

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Johnson wont hang around for long

Johnson wont hang around for long

I think Johnson was looking forward to 2020. He could have a dust up with the EU over the Brexit deal. He had a team of ministers around him who owe their jobs to him. Instead, we find ourselves in a global pandemic. The consensus around the lockdown measures is breaking down. There are now recriminations as to whether our death rate is higher than that of other countries. There are rows about whether we went into lockdown too slowly….

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Dominic Cummings and Lockdown

Dominic Cummings and Lockdown

I have tried not to be too critical of the government. But with the news that Dominic Cummings was up and down to Durham, it has all got too much. The lockdown is now more or less unenforceable. There seems to be one law for the Cummings and another law for the rest of us. Johnson defending him is the final straw for me. The Chief Medical Officer in Scotland resigned because she broke the lockdown. The government scientific advisor…

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Politics in a pandemic

Politics in a pandemic

Managing the pandemic Life as we know it has has been shut down and we have been living in isolation for a month now. We are now up to 20,000 death. I personally think we were slow to go into lock down. But we are in it now. We do now need to know how and when we get out of it. I also worry about the cost of the various schemes that the government has introduced. Employees and businesses…

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Trans movement – regression not progress

Trans movement – regression not progress

The more I look at the trans movement, the more I conclude that it is a deeply regressive movement. It cloaks itself in the language of rights but it is a regressive force. The trans movement clearly want to destroy the whole concept of biological sex. Anyone who argues that biological sex is a reality can be hounded. Universities are some of the biggest supporters of trans ideology. People cannot get job if they support biological sex or they lose…

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Trans gender ideology Part 1

Trans gender ideology Part 1

I have not been following the transgender debate within Labour very closely. I did see reports that Lisa Nandy, Angela Rayner, RLB and Dawn Butler had signed a trans rights pledge. The pledge calls for women rights groups to be expelled from the party. Dawn Butler’s comment that children are born without a gender was widely reported. I was listening to an episode of In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg the other day. The subject was Hannah Arendt, who wrote…

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Labour Leadership

Labour Leadership

Keir Starmer is the new Labour leader. It was obvious to me that Labour would lose the 2019 election. I did not expect the defeat to be as big as it was. Given how big the defeat was, it seems to me that the Conservatives will be in power for the next decade – unless they co** up in some way. Out of nowhere, the Corona Virus problem has hit us. Events dear boy, events. Johnson himself has now got…

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