Debbie Hayton

Maya Forstater’s win is a victory for rational thinking

10 June 2021 9:03 pm

At her employment tribunal, two years ago, Maya Forstater was toldthat her views ‘were not worthy of respect in a…

What Dawn Butler gets wrong about Stonewall

3 June 2021 7:30 am

It’s been a bad night for Stonewall. Yesterday, the Labour MP Dawn Butler created a Twitter Poll. ‘Who do you…

Are 'controversial stickers' really a matter for the police?

25 May 2021 11:24 pm

Has Police Scotland misunderstood the purpose of policing? A recent crackdown on ‘controversial stickers’ appears to suggest as much. ‘On Monday…

Trans offenders are skewing crime statistics

20 May 2021 8:07 pm

Tonia Antoniazzi’s speech in the House of Commons this week was remarkable, not because of what she said – the…

Caitlyn Jenner is right about transgender athletes and women’s sports

3 May 2021 4:00 pm

Caitlyn Jenner – gold medallist in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics – is now in the running…

In praise of the LGB Alliance

24 April 2021 4:00 pm

Once upon a time an organisation was established to campaign for gay and lesbian rights. They faced opposition from the…

What happened when the trans mob came for Robert Webb?

16 April 2021 9:54 pm

Robert Webb is best known for making people laugh, but he conducted himself with poise and grace when he was…

Teaching unions shouldn't be defining 'transphobia'

12 April 2021 10:35 pm

A year of disrupted schooling means there are plenty of issues facing our schools right now. But delegates at last week’s…

The SNP's transphobia muddle

23 February 2021 9:32 pm

For a party so devoted to trans rights, it seems strange that the SNP is less than forthcoming over its…

Does the SNP really want to copy Norway's gender revolution?

16 February 2021 9:30 pm

Five years ago, in June 2016, Norway allowed anyone to change their legal gender. Legislative Decree 71 was everything that…

Is the past being rewritten in LGBT+ history month?

7 February 2021 7:04 pm

Did you know that February is LGBT+ history month? If you have a ‘progressive’ employer you probably do. Banks, universities, local councils,…

Why do Innocent drinks think this pensioner is guilty of 'transphobia'?

30 January 2021 6:07 am

The trans debate can be a nasty one. And when women (and it usually is women) have the courage to speak…

Spain's transgender wars are turning nasty

23 January 2021 6:05 pm

Lidia Falcón O’Neill is a legendary figure in Spanish politics. Half a century ago, she stood up to Franco as head of…

Biden's trans rights agenda is bad news for women and girls

22 January 2021 1:36 am

Joe Biden has wasted little time grabbing rights from women and girls across America. On day one, he signed an Executive Order…

2020 was the year the tide turned in the trans wars

30 December 2020 6:55 pm

2020 will, of course, be remembered as the year in which Covid-19 was unleashed on the world. But it is…

The Covid-secure classroom is taking a big toll on pupils

21 September 2020 7:12 pm

‘My water bottle has leaked in my bag!’ The 11-year-old girl was distraught. It was her first week at secondary…

Rosie Duffield and the war on women

4 August 2020 2:39 am

It’s summer but the war on women continues. The latest person to fall victim to the transgender thought police is…

How dare the Body Shop tell JK Rowling what to think

11 June 2020 7:19 pm

For nearly a week now, the mob has had JK Rowling in its sights. Her crimes against trans ideology seemed relatively…

Hungary offers a lesson in crying wolf on 'transphobia'

5 June 2020 6:32 pm

Transphobia is a word thrown around far too easily. But Hungary’s move to end legal recognition of trans people really is something to…

Why is the United Nations trying to police our language on gender?

21 May 2020 9:42 pm

George Orwell popularised the word ‘thoughtcrime’, but he also wrote extensively about the destruction of language. This week, the United Nations…

Gender identity is bollocks

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The trans agenda is not for me. And I’m trans.

Trans activists are making life harder for trans people

14 December 2019 9:00 am

This was the year that the word ‘non-binary’ went mainstream. It has now officially entered the dictionary — lexicographers at…