I have posted a case update with news!

1. I finally have a date for the Employment Appeal Tribunal

It will be 27-28 April 2021!

2. I have a silk: Ben Cooper QC of @OldSqChambers joining @anyabike and @peter_daly .

He has a beard, but don't let that put you off.

They are brilliant and I have every confidence in them.
The free speech organisation @IndexCensorship has been given permission to intervene to highlight the legal issues around freedom of speech.

They will be represented by barrister and law Professor Aileen McColgan QC of @11KBW
This is my summary of the grounds of appeal
Recent belief cases have gone the other way to mine:

A case on stoicism
And a case lack of belief in "gender fluidity"

These are hopeful signs
Thank you for all your support !



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