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Former Green Party Deputy Leader | ⚖️ Won Gender Critical Belief discrimination case against GPEW, first belief discrimination case against a political party |
Feb 9 10 tweets 3 min read
♀️ JUDGMENT ⚖️ has landed! WE WON!! Wow! Just Wow! This is HUGE!! Our Gender Critical beliefs Are Worthy of Respect in A Political Party!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 🙏💚♀️💚♀️💚 #AliVsGPEW Please Tell the World 📣 Today Shahrar Ali WON his Gender Critical Discrimination Claim against the Green Party of England and Wales 📣 WE WON!! “I find that by removing him as spokesperson in a procedurally unfair way, GPEx discriminated against Dr Ali because of his [gender critical] protected belief contrary to section 101 of the Equality Act.” (Judge Hellman, 250, p. 56) #AliVsGPEW GPEx (Green Party Executive) discriminated against Dr Ali because of his GC belief
Nov 5, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Why other journos refusing to cover this? Not newsworthy? No, doesn't fit their spineless Guardian woke narrative. But risks were warned of.
👉 A paedophile duped staff into letting her stay at a domestic violence refuge for women and children for 71 days.… 👉Katie Dolatowski, 22, got into Leeds Women's Aid refuge under a victim alias 
👉Dolatowski sexually assaulted a ten-year-old girl in a toilet in 2018
👉Her past came to light ten weeks after she arrived
👉A refuge guest said knowing an abuser was there made her skin crawl
Oct 10, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Short thread 🧵on #Mermaids, Aimee Challenor & Green Party. In 2016, Challenor, then prominent in our party, organised an open letter to attack Daily Mail for running a story questioning role of Mermaids in a dispute between parents on social transitioning of their child. Here's story from Oct 2016: Parents in bitter battle over their child's gender: Father brands controversial transgender charity as ‘meddlers’ in yet ANOTHER case of a mother dressing her son, five, as a girl…
Oct 8, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Whistleblowing Allegation: Corruption of Green Party Internal Democracy
I have today called for urgent, independent investigation into facts surrounding subversion of will of conference in taking of controversial motion on #DQSH last weekend #GPC22 👇… As an ordinary member, I write to blow the whistle on evidence of serious wrongdoing in the Green Party of England and Wales and I believe it to be both in the interest of the Party and the wider public interest to do so.
Oct 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Remember grotesque contravention of @bindelj basic freedom of speech by @MyNottingham in June?
"Violence against women and girls:
Nottingham council apologises to Julie Bindel for unlawfully cancelling talk"
Big respect Julie for this win! 💪🏽♀️👏🏽👏⚖️❤️👇🏼… 👉 A city council has apologised to veteran feminist and lesbian activist Julie Bindel after cancelling a talk because of “the speaker’s views on transgender rights”.
👉 She ended up speaking in the library car park and at the time said she would be suing the council.
Oct 2, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
Green Party has just passed Late motion Solidarity with Drag Queen Story Time/Hour. Couple of excerpts below - from synopsis & one of action points. #DQSH #GPC22 Synopsis on DQSHPart of Late motion passed by Green Party conference on DQSH Just to note a few points from debate. I spoke against motion on following grounds
👉 procedurally had not benefitted from full amendments & scrutiny process
👉 motion full of straw men, chiefly conflating far-right critics with others with justifiable concerns
Oct 2, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Leaders Q&A have just been asked by member whether they will "unequivocally condemn gender critical belief as transphobic". #gpc22 Leader panel Green Party conference Adrian's response *by far* most nuanced, opens by saying disnclined to speak in "slogans & soundbites" whilst agreeing with leaders on panel & this wasn't a criticism of them (v diplomatic). Then moves on to reference @thecassreview & to take account of evidence & safeguarding.
Sep 7, 2022 52 tweets 11 min read
Challenging GPEW Deputy Leader Election 2022: Institutionalised Smear Campaigns, Rule Breaches & Hostile Environment 4 Gender Critical ♀️
Unfortunately I feel I must speak out against the legitimacy of the Deputy Leader contest. Part thread. Link to full 👉… I have raised my concerns with ERO and was told that results would not be announced today (7 Sept 2022) & this would give him extra time to consider my representations & consult with other officials.
Jul 18, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
When asked at deputy leader hustings tonight to name a union figure who inspired me, I chose Emmeline Pankhurst.

I said any of us who truly believed in workers rights to collective action should have been horrified at scenes of intimidation against women at Manchester statue. Women being intimidated at Pankhurst statue in Manchester ea I'd expect Greens in public position to call out such behaviour not remain quiet.

If you think party failing to speak truth & justice on women's rights you can elect a deputy to redress that lack - in keeping with our deep green values for freedom of protest & equality for all.
Jul 3, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Must read, challenging policy role & influence of @Mermaids_Gender in promoting gender-affirming experimental drugs for questioning, vulnerable kids looking for sanctuary. Fervour which Green pursued surgery for her own child cause for alarm. @jo_bartosch… "[CEO, Green] recalls how, as a boy, Jack was made to feel shame about his preference for ‘girly’ toys & clothes by his father, at one point asking his grandmother ‘can you buy me Barbie Rapunzel, but hide it because if mummy and daddy find it they’re going to take it away’."
Jul 2, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Decent summary by outgoing Chair of report commissioned to capture EDI challenges of GPEW.

Recognition conflict around sex & gender has resulted in culture at odds with our values. Members should be asking GPEx candidates how they propose to engage.… Ongoing conflict around sex and gender at odds with core val However analysis arguably upside down with respect to cause & effect.

Conflict around sex/gender largely arisen *because* a culture of authoritarian intolerance & groupthink cancel culture has been allowed to predominate.

Chief suspects #nodebate & transphobic smear campaigns.
Jul 1, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
You know what's really sad is having people on here yesterday, who should know better, telling me I should have done more during local elections without even knowing what I did do.

We need to get to a place where we don't try to guilt trip our activists for "not doing enough". That's profoundly demotivating. Every hour a member dedicates is precious. I spent time in more than one local party, even if I didn't Tweet about it, & was thanked for it by local officers. That's Green way.
Apr 21, 2022 11 tweets 2 min read
Full judgment Rosario Sanchez vs University of Bristol handed down today. Some points to follow in thread.… Judge keen not to adjudicate on transgender debate as such but opens with a lazy definition:

"A person may identify their gender as different to their apparent biological sex assigned at birth. Thus a person born of male sex may identify as a woman and vice versa." (§ 15)
Apr 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Excellent exposition from @MForstater @HJoyceGender on why conversion therapy Bill muddled, ill-judged & risks endangering children in particular.… "Proposals [@guardian] endorse would make it harder for therapists to explore what may lie behind gender distress. Common underlying causes incl. stirrings of same-sex attraction, undiagnosed autistic-spectrum disorder, trauma from abuse & in sexist, porn-saturated world.
Mar 10, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Indomitable @joannaccherry: "Women are particularly vulnerable in war because of their sex. This is because women are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence at the hands of men. That violence is sex-based and directed at women because of our biology. Sex matters." #IWD2022 "What you cannot define you cannot protect, and what you cannot name cannot be properly discussed and debated. That is why the stealthy erasure of sex-based language from our statute book and public and private policy making should be resisted."
Mar 10, 2022 14 tweets 5 min read
Today's @thecassreview Interim Report for gender identity services for child & young people sets out:
👉 Lack of robust evidence base
👉 Need for more specialist services
👉 More comprehensive care, including psychological & social support…
#CassReview Link to full Interim Report…
👉"The care of this group of children and young people is everyone’s business."
Mar 9, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Insightful @MForstater "where it's necessary to be explicit about someone's sex, whether it's to do with collecting data, or sport, or crime, or enabling & recognising women, we have to be able to make distinction between male/female, men & women." 18'-48'… Section on when she might conceivably, hypothetically misgender telling. Interviewer tried to make out Maya resorts to extreme scenarios that might be deemed offensive when using safeguarding as an example - but Maya brought her back to question she'd been logically asked. Sharp!
Mar 2, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
Packed workshops today on especially controversial motions, deftly chaired, with plenty of probing questions & points made. #GPC22

Straw polls on D07 Queerphobia Guidance fell convincingly - amended or unamended. A poorly worded motion which not even amendments could rescue. D07 straw poll amendedStraw poll D07 unamended Workshop on G01 Developing an Intersectional Approach to Diversity (Ban members who signed @WDI_UK) fell overwhelmingly. #GPC22 Straw poll overwhelmingly a...
Feb 2, 2022 24 tweets 4 min read
Sex-Based Rights vs Cancel Culture
I am challenging an unlawful discriminatory and oppressive campaign that would have me removed as the Green Party of England and Wales Spokesperson for Policing and Domestic Safety.… 1/24 I have done nothing wrong. I have stood by the principles and values of the Party for twenty years; nine years as a national Spokesperson, two of which as Deputy Leader. 2/24
Nov 15, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Lords currently debating #Amendment214 "Sex-specific incarceration for violent and sexual offenders". Lord Blencathra spoke of mixed sex policy of @MoJGovUK & "erasure" of women as sex class. Baroness Brinton argued amendment "redundant" & not based in facts on ground. #PCSCBill Amendment 214 Lords debate Lord Morrow arguing that amendment seeks to preserve basic dignity of women without which risk of breaching their Art.3 right. Baroness Meyer arguing against Brinton that a small number is a number and law should protect all & birth sex must always be recorded. #Amendment214
Sep 21, 2021 18 tweets 5 min read
Safeguarding Women’s spaces and Sexual Predators: Answer to @GreenJennyJones… Also… Thread follows. Thank you for your question:

“When I ask Trans activists if it's wrong when males *falsely* Self ID as female, gain access to female spaces, assault and rape already vulnerable women, they say, well rape is wrong. So ... why not put in safeguards?” (Twitter, 20/09/21)