Julie Bindel’s Commentary on ‘Trans’ prisoners

Julie is a highly respected author and campaigner for Women’s Rights and Gay Rights. Her interview on GBNews is brilliant, because she goes straight to the heart of the issues and has such depth of knowledge. I find people like Julie deeply impressive: they have conviction in what what they are saying and don’t water… Continue reading Julie Bindel’s Commentary on ‘Trans’ prisoners

Dissent – in the spirit of Burns!

One of the signs of greatness in an artist’s output is their relevance to not only their own times, but future generations. Rabbie Burns is one such. Not only relevant to his own folks, but to cultures and peoples across the globe. An Ayrshire lad. Today’s Burns Day in Edinburgh marked the anniversary of the… Continue reading Dissent – in the spirit of Burns!

How likely are ‘TransWomen’ to be sex offenders?

Figures from an article on Wings Over Scotland, 10th January 22 One of the assumptions behind the SNP government refusing to accept amendments to the Gender Recognition Reform Bill of 22nd December was that they know better than anyone else what the risks posed by the bill were. They wouldn’t take the amendment from Conservative… Continue reading How likely are ‘TransWomen’ to be sex offenders?

Sturgeon Exposed

The Gender Recognition Reform Bill has been driven through the Scottish Parliament but at a heavy price for Nicola Sturgeon. The minor SNP rebellion solidified, and she now has a group within her parliamentary party with neither loyalty to her, nor anything to lose from further revolts. Those may be only a handful but they’ve… Continue reading Sturgeon Exposed

GRR Bill passes in Scottish Parliament

Despite strong opposition from campaigners for Women’s Rights, despite clear opinion polls against the bill, the SNP government yesterday passed the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Amendments were ignored, the parliament worked well past midnight two nights running just to go through the motions, but the SNP and Greens were clearly determined to push this legislation… Continue reading GRR Bill passes in Scottish Parliament

Gender Recognition Reform Bill

Today the bill will be forced through. Taking a step back from the thunder and lightning of today’s debate and the protests against the bill, let’s take a look at some background. Similar legislation has been enacted in many countries, Canada and Norway spring to mind. In many instances the path to the legislation has… Continue reading Gender Recognition Reform Bill

Why Women Wont Wheesht

Posted by Dr Yvonne Ridley, December 21 Scottish democracy has been dragged through the holly-decked halls of Westminster in shackles to watch the arrival of 2023. This current year has been an ugly one for Scottish politics which culminated in the tumultuous, combative debates over support for the Government’s damaging gender recognition bill which has… Continue reading Why Women Wont Wheesht

Kenny MacAskill speaks out on GRA

I’ve never been comfortable with the Scottish Government’s proposals on gender recognition. For sure, an updating of rules was required and transphobia is rightly condemned, some changes to legislation are doubtless appropriate. But self-ID has always caused me concern. Maybe it’s an age thing, or I’m just old-fashioned, but I share the concerns of many… Continue reading Kenny MacAskill speaks out on GRA