The British Department of Health has broken its agreement with Stonewall: it will no longer use its consultancy (lavishly paid: more than £300,000 of taxpayers' money paid so far to the large organisation) to apply its diversity scheme in favour of LGBT staff.
The Department of Health is the latest high-profile organisation to distance itself from the pressure group, strongly criticised for its influence and intrusiveness in public policy.
A Department spokeswoman said: 'Last year we conducted a full evaluation of all our diversity and inclusion memberships and Stonewall was one of those we decided not to renew.
Among the indications contained in the diversity scheme, the free choice of pronouns and free access to spaces reserved for one sex only, in particular women's bathrooms and changing rooms. It has already happened, according to an investigation by the Telegraph, which sex-offenders would enter these spaces claiming to self-identify as women.
The department also expressed concerns about value for money.
Critical voices on Stonewall state that a pressure group was being paid with taxpayers' money for the very purpose of exerting this pressureThere is evidence that Stonewall advised its members to rewrite internal and external policies to match its agenda.
The closure of the Stonewall convention is great news for British women, who have long fought to defend their violated spaces.
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