Woke Writer Learns What Goes Around Comes Around

A week ago, leftie playwright Damian Barr helped get Baroness Nicholson axed from her decade-long Booker prize role after she was accused of “bullying” transgender model Munroe Bergdorf. Barr helped lead the woke mob against Nicholson, tweeting

As a gay writer I feel very concerned that a person who is actively and publicly propagating homophobic views holds a position of such power & prestige in your rightly esteemed organisation.”

If transphobic comments now threaten exclusion from the writing profession, Damian may have shot himself in the foot. Old Tweets have now come to light in which he repeatedly uses the word “tranny”, including one post joking about the failed suicide attempt of a transgender person.

 

Damian’s feed – which includes colourful use of words like “whore”, “bitch” and calls the LGBT community “perverts” – has been set to private. Will woke writers now leave Damian Barr’s literary agency in protest?

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Suzanne Moore Fires Back in Continuing Guardian Trans Row

After an editorial conference descended into chaos at the start of this month, relations at The Guardian have gone from bad to worse. 338 staff have asked for a response on how the paper will address concerns after a third trans employee quit the company in less than a year.

“As employees across the Guardian, we are deeply distressed by the resignation of another trans colleague in the UK, the third in less than a year.

We feel it is critical that the Guardian do more to become a safe and welcoming workplace for trans and non-binary people.

We are also disappointed in the Guardian’s repeated decision to publish anti-trans views. We are proud to work at a newspaper which supports human rights and gives voice to people underrepresented in the media. But the pattern of publishing transphobic content has interfered with our work and cemented our reputation as a publication hostile to trans rights and trans employees.

We strongly support trans equality and want to see the Guardian live up to its values and do the same.

We look forward to working with Guardian leadership to address these pressing concerns, and request a response.”

Columnist Suzanne Moore proceeded to publish the names of every signatory on twitlonger.com, unleashing hell in the office and incoherently ranting:

Here it is .You do what you want with this info. I.was denounced on a room of 200.when I was not there. This letter does not name me but associates my articles with walkouts. I have never heard of most of these people”

One staff member, with a complete lack of self-awarenesss, tells Guido “It’s just so nasty of her”. “Everyone is just trying to do their f*****g jobs and now they’re being bombarded… people on the list helming the coronavirus coverage [are] getting f**kloads of abuse.” The list of people, who apparently did not want to openly put their name to denouncing Suzanne, is of mainly lowly employees and non-editors, along with Owen Jones of course…

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Labour Leadership Candidates Clashing on Trans Issues

The Labour Party doesn’t know whether it is coming or going on transgender issues. Ten days ago the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights produced a card of twelve pledges for candidates to sign. The pledges include support for trans-self-identification, the expulsion of transphobic members, and describes Woman’s Place UK and LGB Alliance as ‘trans-exclusionist hate groups’. Guido has compiled the confusing responses of all the candidates…

Lisa Nandy

  • The most unapologetically pro-trans rights, signed up to the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights pledges in full.
  • Supports self-identification, allowing trans women in women-only spaces like prisons and changing rooms, and expelling transphobic members. Sparking the #ExpelMe hashtag on Twitter
  • She too has now  “clarified” her position, saying she would allow a trans-women child rapist in a women’s prison, just not with other women. Implying they would be put in solitary confinement. Long term solitary confinement has been ruled to be a breach of human rights.

Rebecca Long-Bailey

  • Signed up to the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights pledges, then on the Marr Show she appeared to contradict the pledges she signed up to, rowing back on describing Women’s Place UK as a ‘hate group‘.
  • Then ‘clarified‘ her position, saying single-sex spaces should be allowed to exclude transgender people, as set out in the current Equality Act. Which contradicts the ‘trans women are women’ pledges in the first place…

Keir Starmer

  • Refuses to sign the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights pledges.
  • Instead signed up to the LGBT+ Labour pledges instead:
    • Supporting the introduction of self-identification
    • Declaring that “trans women are women, that trans men are men, and that non-binary gender identities are valid and should be respected.”
    • Calling on the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme to increase LGBT representation.
  • The difference in each pledge list seems to mainly be over the expulsion of Labour Party members who express supposedly “transphobic views”. In reality this is about protecting women-only spaces.

Meanwhile, in the deputy leadership race; Angela Rayner, Dawn Butler, and Rosena Allin-Khan have signed up to the Trans Campaign pledges, while Richard Burgon and Ian Murray have not. This means all the women in both races have signed up to the Trans pledges, while the three men have chosen to avoid them…

Butler sparked more confusion earlier this week by claiming firstly that babies are born without sex (something not even Labour’s Trans Campaign claims), before performing a spectacular reverse ferret saying trans women should not serve time in female prisons. It seems to Guido that Butler and Long-Bailey are trying to have their trans cake and eat it too…

Yesterday Tony Blair waded in uninvited, warning:

“You have got to distinguish between the advocacy of things that are right — gay rights, transgender rights, whatever it is — and launching yourself politically into a culture war with the right. If you go, ‘Transgender rights is our big thing,’ and the right goes, ‘Immigration controls is our big thing,’ you’re going to lose that. You’re not going to be advancing any of the things you want to do… If you’re going out there and trying to advocate things in a finger-jabbing, sectarian way — ‘If you don’t sign up to what I’m saying, I’m going to come and disrupt your meetings and shout at you’ — you’re not going to win that battle. You’re just going to put a whole load of people off.”

Tony is of course right. Labour isn’t going to win many votes insisting on prioritising accusing mothers worried about protecting their daughters of being haters…

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Labour Conference Delegates Can’t Self-Identify

Yesterday Labour’s ruling body re-affirmed that it will allow self-identifying transgender women to stand on the party’s all women’s shortlists. The decision has angered Labour women and prompted mass resignations… 

Meanwhile, the party suspended a mischevious male activist who applied to stand as Women’s Officer, claiming he identified as a woman “on Wednesdays”Labour’s transgender problem is descending into farce…

The next controversy surrounds this year’s Labour conference, which appears to be strictly ‘gender binary’. Delegates registering for the event are being given the option to register as male or female. A pop-up “gender statement” on the party’s web form explains: “gender must match your passport for the necessary security checks”. Exclusionary…

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Corbynista Mogg Thug on Punching Women

The Corbynista agitator who stormed a Jacob Rees-Mogg event has been involved in another fracas, this time over transgender issues. Josh Connor, the Momentum brocialist who went nose-to-nose with JRM, took part in a protest against a feminist group in Bristol last week, where, according to witnesses, masked men intimidated a women’s meeting on transgender laws. Sacked Munroe Bergdorf spoke at the protest…

Labour MPs Jess Phillips and Thangam Debbonaire have condemned the protests. Before the event Connor tweeted that he would “punch” women who question the trans agenda. He regularly posts Corbynista content and retweets Jezza…

Nice bloke…

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Now Owen in Trans Rights Fight With Trade Unionists and Top Corbyn Aide

A couple of weeks back Guido told how Owen Jones had made himself extremely unpopular with female Guardian colleagues for mansplaining about all-women shortlists. Owen may not care what feminists like Hadley Freeman think, but now it seems his brocialist agitating is causing issues with Team Corbyn. Since Jones cynically betrayed Corbyn before the general election he has had to go crawling back. The Leader’s Office doesn’t fully trust him – understandably – though they have been enjoying his attempts to over-compensate, most recently evident when Owen spread fake news about Newsnight over the weekend. However, Jones’ campaigning on the trans issue has put him at odds with top Corbyn aide Andrew Murray. James Kirkup reports that Jones’ enemies in the trans war, the feminist group ‘A Women’s Place’, are run by trade unionists who have Murray’s backing. Murray is quoted as saying: “This attempt to silence women’s voices does a disservice to us all”. Murray is a proper Corbyn player, a decades-long ally of Seumas Milne, considerably more trusted by Team Jezza, and Owen has got on the wrong side of him. Murray is also an old Stalinist – watch out for ice picks…

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