Joanna Cherry MP cancelled, male wins female cycling competition, Tavistock threatened with legal action by the Information Commissioner's Office
Here are some of the biggest stories from the last week:
1. Cancel culture continues
Cancel culture is, unfortunately, still rife around the United Kingdom. On a weekly basis, we are hearing of individuals losing their jobs, livelihoods or reputations because they have dared to speak out about their beliefs.
Scotland appears to be a hotbed of this. Just last week, we witnessed the cancellation (for a second time) of the screening of ‘Adult Human Female’ at the University of Edinburgh, following militant activists blocking off entrances and presenting a safety risk to attendees.
The latest victim is Joanna Cherry MP, a prominent SNP politician who has spoken out regarding the impact of gender ideology on women and children. She has been especially critical of the Scottish government’s failed attempt to introduce self-ID through the Gender Recognition Reform Bill.
She was due to appear at comedy club, The Stand, during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place in August. However, the venue cancelled the event, stating that staff were not comfortable with her views on these issues.
The show was part of a wider series of ‘In Conversation With’ events, which has a broad range of guests scheduled to appear, including Ken Loach and Jeremy Corbyn.
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