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Sep 18 9 tweets 2 min read
On the Brand story there are three underlying stories of interest in danger of being ignored.

1. How it is that celebrating and rewarding sleazy, crude people results in sleazy, crude people behaving in sleazy and crude ways, if not worse. We seem to have ...... 2/9
.... abandoned any sense of public decency or standards or behaviour and, far too often, praised and rewarded laddish, disgusting and immoral behaviour and then act all shocked when we see the results of such behaviour. See football. Or TV. See also ....
Jul 22 16 tweets 3 min read
Some thoughts on the Iain Anderson interview by Beth Rigby:-

When it is a topic he doesn't want to obfuscate about it he can be admirably clear in response eg his answers on the return of medals to those thrown out of the army for being gay. 2/16
This contrasts with his other answers where he is incapable, even when pressed, of giving a straight "yes" or "no" or a clear answer. E.g. on whether he would speak to the LGB Alliance. He will speak only to those who want to achieve the same as he wants.
Dec 2, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
@ewansomerville @MForstater @Telegraph There are a lot of questions the Charity Commission needs to ask. Here are some of them.
@ewansomerville @MForstater @Telegraph Here are some more.
1. What due diligence did Mermaids do in relation to the appointment of Dr Jacob Breslow as trustee?
2. What records of this due diligence did they keep?
3. Who made the decision to appoint him?
4. Who approved it?
Oct 9, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
@LucyHunterB @AudreySuffolk Is it worth making that point expressly to them? Maxwell, for instance, got away with it because despite a report describing him as unfit to run a public company, the DTI took no action to bar him. Similarly, the regulator at the time of his pensions raid (IMRO) was ineffectual. @LucyHunterB @AudreySuffolk It is worth spelling out to them & the relevant Ministers what they need to do, that they will be under scrutiny & that if they perform the task inadequately, it will be their reputation on the line.

Based on what I have read, they need to look into at least the following:-
Mar 29, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
@soniasodha @Keir_Starmer @LabourParty
1/8 "Females (the female sex) do not have penises. Only the male sex does. It is right to say - as is generally understood - that a woman is an adult human female. But there are some men who have gender dysphoria & who get or are in .... 2/8 ...the process of getting a Gender Recognition Certificate. Legally, they are treated as women for most (though not all) purposes & since most do not surgically transition there are people who are legally treated as women who have penises (but who remain of the male sex).