BBC Training Journalists to Become Trans Rights Activists

The Nolan Show has uncovered yet more wokery at the BBC: trainee journalists are being taught to become trans and non-binary activists, and to use “their magical ally powers to access influencers and influence politicians”. In other words, to become political campaigners in direct contravention the BBC’s code of impartiality. Apparently they’ve learned absolutely nothing from the Stonewall fiasco…

One of the journalists on the course – delivered by Global Butterflies – has spoken out on the condition of anonymity, revealing just how partisan the “training” actually was:

“During that session we were given a lot of different points of how allies could sort of use their influence to affect trans rights for people, and one of the slides was headlined: with your magical powers of being an ally. And it wasn’t until we got further down that slide that I realised that it talked about using your influence on politicians to affect change which was sort of the main point that they were trying to get across.”

This vital information was delivered after the new staff were lectured on the importance of impartiality. How exactly were these journalists “allies” instructed to become campaigners? By using “their privilege whatever that may be, e.g. wealth, seniority, ethnicity, connections, social status, etc to access influencers for example leaders, celebrities – change the minds of the media, influence politicians, write or share stories and articles and tell people what is happening.”

The source also claims the BBC supervisor made no effort during the session to remind new staff of their obligation to impartiality. On and on the session went, uninterrupted…

It’s only today, after being confronted with all this, that the BBC has taken action… by removing one slide from the training session:

“This is a voluntary course and includes generic training materials provided by a third party, but the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines are sacrosanct, our staff know this and they understand their responsibilities. The slide in question has not been included previously and will be removed for any future sessions.”

So future sessions like this are still going ahead, then. Guido would like to know why reporters need special training on this particular issue?

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Nadine: “It Is Impossible For a Trans Woman to Compete in Women’s Sport”

No-nonsense Nadine gave the definitive answer to the never-ending trans row on GB News last night, telling Dan Wootton in no uncertain terms, “it is impossible for a trans woman to compete in women’s sport.”

“You can choose your gender and we will support you and help you to do that, we will give you all the love and compassion and support you need to get to that place, but you can’t change your biology, you can’t change that you were born male or you were born female. It is what it is.

And I’m afraid even with those athletes that try to get their testosterone levels below.. it isn’t the case that if somebody’s been through puberty and they develop through puberty that it’ll make a significant difference.”

Thankfully she says she doesn’t want to have to make a new law, which she hates doing, and would prefer sporting bodies to come together with a joint agreement…

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Tories’ Trans Trailblazer Delighted by PM’s Private Support

Yesterday’s historic news that the UK has its first transgender MP – Jamie Wallis – was somewhat overshadowed by the PM’s gag at the previous night’s Tory dinner, when he opened with “Good evening ladies and gentleman. Or, as Keir Starmer would put it, people who are assigned female or male at birth”. Contrary to the anti-Boris point-scoring being peddled by much of the media, last night Wallis told Guido of the PM’s very generous private support of him. In keeping with his comments at PMQs last week that people wanting to transition should be “treated with the maximum possible generosity and respect”.

According to Wallis, Boris called him out of the blue a couple of hours after Guido first brought the announcement to public attention. Asking if Jamie could chat – something the Welsh MP said no one could say no to – the PM offered his full support: asking questions about what his announcement meant, how he wanted to be treated, questions about a new name or pronouns, and whether there’s anything the party could do to help. Wallis resisted joking about additional Levelling Up funds…

Beyond the PM, Jamie Wallis told Guido he’d never had more contact from ministers since the announcement. His constituents haven’t been unwelcoming either – one emailed in to congratulate the MP on his announcement. His constituent immediately got on to the issue that mattered most, slamming the MP for not fixing the pothole at the end of his road…

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Wes Streeting Successfully Defines Men & Women

An astonishing outburst of common sense from Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting this morning as he manages to answer Julia Hartley-Brewer’s sex questioning with a straightforward response:

“Men have penises, women have vaginas, here ends my biology lesson. That doesn’t mean, by the way, there aren’t people who transition to other genders because they experience gender dysphoria and we should acknowledge that and conduct the debate in a way that respects those people’s rights and dignity.”

This rare straightforward response prompted a round of applause from Julia who lauded him for being able to answer the question, after which Streeting joked that would end his “lefty street cred”. On cue Owen Jones is already complaining that Streeting gave an answer “which led a hard right shock jock to applaud him, and leaves trans women and men even more exposed to being misgendered”. Wes also got that right…

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Tory is First MP to Come Out as Trans

A Tory MP put out a statement announcing he’s trans at 3 o’clock this morning, and it seems no one’s noticed. Jamie Wallis, the Tory MP for Bridgend elected in 2019, says he was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and has felt this way since he was a young child, and was expecting to “leave politics well before I ever said this out loud”. This means the left will have to contend with the Tories’ progressive equality record now including the UK’s first openly trans MP…

Wallis says the news almost emerged in April 2020 when someone tried blackmailing him for £50,000, outing him to his father and sending photographs to other family members. The perpetrator was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in prison.

In September Wallis says he “hooked up” with someone from online, who raped Jamie after refused to wear a condom, saying this awful incident caused them to stop being himself and was the cause of the widely-reported car crash on 28th November from which he fled the scene due to PTSD. He apologises for this.

Following the dinner for Tory MPs last night he concludes the remarkable statement:

Tonight, I was reminded of the incredible support those you work with can provide. Also, I was reminded how important it is to be yourself. I have never lived my truth and I’m not sure how. Perhaps it starts with telling everyone..

Congratulations…

UPDATE: Wallis has released another statement thanking everyone for their support, and confirming he will continue using he/him pronouns “for the time being”:

“I wanted to thank everyone for the huge outpouring of support I have received following my previous statement. This is all very new to me. It’s taken a long time for me to come to terms with my gender dysphoria. It is a deeply personal matter and I had hoped to continue to keep this private until after I had finished my term as the Member of Parliament for Bridgend. I am overwhelmed by the kindness and support I have received in the last few hours. I am proud to be completely open and honest about the struggles I have had, and continue to have, with my identity. However, I remain the same person I was yesterday. For the time being, I will continue to present as I always have and will use he/him/his pronouns.”

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Rayner: Asking If Women Can Have Penises “Really Debases” the Issue

After Starmer dropped the ball yesterday, this morning it was Angie’s turn to answer the most pressing question about Labour Party policy: can a woman have a penis? Her response? Such questioning debases the debate, and all that does is “damage people”. 

“I think about a young person who’s struggling at the moment, who’s struggling with their identity, and when we’re having a social media or debate around what genitalia someone’s got I think it really debases the serious issues that people face in their lives…

“It shouldn’t be debasted [sic] to a debate that’s being had on the media by people who are not qualified to discuss some of these issues”

That last bit sounds an awful lot like Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, who at her confirmation hearing said she couldn’t define a woman… because she’s not a biologist…

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