Good morning. It is well known that Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser, became an arch enemy, calling Johnson a “trolley” because he could not move in one direction for long periods of time. What is lesser known is that the insult came from Johnson himself, who, while trying to make up his mind about Brexit, said he was “walking around like a shopping trolley”. This is one of his more perceptive self-observations, and last night we saw a classic example, any trolley worthy of the Olympics.
On the eve of the last election, Boris Johnson agreed that a conservative government would ban conversion practices, including those trying to change one’s sexuality or identity, mostly in certain religious settings. The government has since consulted on the ban, but campaigners and some news organizations have flagged claims that the ban may criminalize physicians and physicians inadvertently helping people – especially adolescents – with gender dysphoria. To deal with.
Last night ITV’s Paul Brand revealed that the government had dropped plans to ban. He published a quote from a leaked document saying that Boris Johnson had agreed to postpone the legislation. The document focused on options for how the U-turn might be announced, and stated that a choice could be made public at the time of the Queen’s speech and claimed “the need to rationalize our legislative programme.” There was an urgent need” because the cost of Ukraine war and life crisis. (ITV has not published the full document, but their report suggests that this is not the actual reason for the decision to drop the bill.)
The report triggered a huge backlash among all concerned with LGBTQ+ rights, for whom the ban on conversion practices was historic law and a test of the government’s overall credibility with the community. Within hours the trolley was heading in the other direction again, and Brand said they were told by a senior government source that there was a partial U-turn.
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This morning it is being widely reported as a U-turn and Tory lawmakers who were particularly angry with the original story last night have quelled their anger. But there are no details about what will happen in the bill, and leading campaigners are outraged that trans conversion practices are being left out of the law.
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And this is the veteran campaigner Peter Tachel.
According to the diary, it is a relatively calm day. Commons is not sitting.
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