Nicola Sturgeon is prepared to throw women’s rights under the bus in the name of advancing a hard left woke agenda, says Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton has praised Rishi Sunak for blocking Scotland's gender reform bill
Dan Wootton has praised Rishi Sunak for blocking Scotland's gender reform bill

The thought of a Labour/SNP/Lib Dem/Green coalition from hell driving the country into the ground keeps me up at night

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I have been critical of Rishi Sunak as a weak, woke, globalist enforced on the Conservative party against its will in an antidemocratic coup by wet Tory MPs.

But I remain open minded because the thought of a Labour/SNP/Lib Dem/Green coalition from hell driving the country into the ground keeps me up at night.

So I’m heartened by the bravery and boldness shown the Prime Minister in staring down Scheming Sturgeon and vetoing the sick Scottish Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which fails to protect women or children in the United Kingdom by allowing anyone to change gender and access female-only spaces aged 16 and over WITHOUT a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

Including convicted sex offenders, by the way.

As ever, the Scottish First Minister is being completely disingenuous and almost entirely political in her response to the decision…

There’s so much to unpick there.

Firstly, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned last year of the cross-border implications of the reform and its impact on the Equality Act.

In September, they specifically warned…

“The operation of other provisions relating to sex discrimination across Great Britain…will be affected by the proposed changes".

So that’s the law – the Westminster government is following it.

But Sturgeon will fight a media war, regardless of the legal reality, just like she did over her illegal second independence referendum plan, to try and appease her rabid base.

But on the morality of this situation, it’s Sturgeon who is the only one stoking a culture war.

She is prepared to throw women’s rights under the bus in the name of advancing a hard left woke agenda that most trans folk never asked for.

To understand the consequences of the SNP’s bill just listen to two female MPs, from the left and the right of politics, Rosie Duffield of Labour and Rachel McLean of the Tories, making impassioned speeches in the House of Commons today…

In pushing through such a flawed policy, against the wishes of the Scottish people, we must remember, Sturgeon has ignored the rights and safety of both biological women and confused youngsters, many of whom end up detransitioning if they begin their trans journey too young.

So Sunak has shown political courage today – but there needs to be much more of it if he has any hope of surviving politically in the medium-term.