diane jones #superstraight LGBS - NOT Cis! ffs Profile picture
uppity, adult human female Socialist, but Labour rejected my application. Appealing... Reinstate the NHS! music, art, cinema, literature for sanity
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21 Feb
Well that must be my longest every thread @DanielFooksArt - I didn't know there's a limit of 25 tweets to a thread! This one is shorter...
So it seems as if there's a huge amount we agree upon politically, and I love your art.

We've never met, though I knew your Mum in London in the mid-1960s
and visited Jean and your Dad in Livingstone in 1969
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21 Feb
Dear Daniel @DanielFooksArt I do quite agree with you about what Voltaire said, even though it was apparently mis-attributed - it was Beatrice Evelyn Hall that said it... (see @VoteEsther below)
Also I see you support David Millar and others who have been silenced for their views about the state of Israel and the rights of Palestinian people. And of their right to voice their opinions.

I defend those rights #IStandWithDavidMillar
Kiri Tunks @kiritunks is a former joint President of NEU, and one of the founders of @Womans_Place_UK. She was 'uninvited' from speaking about sexism in Education at a @UKLabour Party branch.

@LabWomenDec shared her letter to that branch and others... labourwomensdeclaration.org.uk/news/we-stand-…
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2 Oct 20
@UKLabour @MarshadeCordova As well as omitting one of the 9 protected characteristics, Marsha de Cordova MP the shadow minister for WOMEN and Equalities, seems to have totally forgotten that the Labour Party manifesto of 2019 said

“Labour will put women at the heart of our government and programme” /1
@UKLabour @MarshadeCordova and that they would
"Ensure that the single-sex-based exemptions contained in the Equality Act 2010 are understood and fully enforced in service provision."

It's almost beyond belief that she should OMIT the protected characteristic of sex from an article about the EA 2010. /2
@UKLabour @MarshadeCordova Sadly the party didn't gain power, so they don't have the ability to implement the second part of that as regards enforcing the provisions in service provision.

But they do have to power to 'put women at the heart of their programme', and to 'promote understanding... /3
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1 Aug 19
Policy Capture" in relation to trans Self-ID, and Women's Rights in Scotland. It's happening in E&W as well. 1/


@JeremyCorbyn @DawnButlerBrent @johnmcdonnellMP @AnnDHenderson
#Labourlosingwomen #sexnotgender
A very important piece of research by @KathMurray1 and @LucyHunterB

Labour Party policy on EA2010, and the way it was adopted with no debate, is part of what is described. 2/

@JeremyCorbyn @DawnButlerBrent @johnmcdonnellMP @AnnDHenderson
#Labourlosingwomen #sexnotgender
"Over recent years policies that represent a profound conceptual change in our understanding about what it means to be a woman... 3/

@JeremyCorbyn @DawnButlerBrent @johnmcdonnellMP @AnnDHenderson
#Labourlosingwomen #sexnotgender
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30 Jul 19
I am incensed by your tweet about LGBT rights.
I'm not alone, thousands of women are absolutely sick of your refusal to listen to them.

@UKLabour @jeremycorbyn @dawnbutlerbrent @AnnDHenderson

#labourlosingwomen #sexnotgender
We all support the right of trans people to live as they wish, without discrimination, fear or abuse.

But we do not believe that a man can become a woman. Transwomen are transwomen.

@UKLabour @jeremycorbyn @dawnbutlerbrent @AnnDHenderson

#labourlosingwomen #sexnotgender
You have said you will change the Equality Act 2010 to make 'gender identity' a protected characteristic instead of 'gender reassignment'.

That means sex Self-ID. No questions asked...

@UKLabour @jeremycorbyn @dawnbutlerbrent @AnnDHenderson

#labourlosingwomen #sexnotgender
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7 May 19
If you're a Labour Party member - have you taken a motion to your CLP about Self-ID or anything related to GRA?

That's how party policy will get changed. There was no such motion at last years LP conference, nor at the Women's Conference in Telford.
Below is a model motion asking that a 'gender' audit is conducted on the impact on women of the 'gender identity' change which was put in the 2017 LP Manifesto.
This is how they say they will change the law "A Labour government will reform the Gender Recognition Act and the Equality Act 2010 to ensure they protect Trans people by changing the protected characteristic of ‘gender assignment’ to ‘gender identity’
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