Nurse Sues NHS Trust for Forcing ‘Racist’ Woke Ideology on Students in First Case of its Kind
By Will Jones
A nurse has claimed the NHS is “forcing racist ideology” on students through its promotion of Critical Race Theory as she brings legal action against an NHS trust in the first case of its kind. Amy Gallagher is suing the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust alleging discrimination on the basis of race, religion and philosophical belief, as well as victimisation and harassment. The Telegraph has more.
The mental health nurse, who is in the final stages of a two-year course in forensic psychology at the trust, objected to a lecture titled “whiteness – a problem of our time” in Oct 2020, where attendees were forced to confront “the reality of white privilege”.
In another race lecture the following month, Ms. Gallagher claimed she was told that “Christianity is racist because it is European” by a talk leader.
The case escalated in March this year when an external speaker at the trust complained to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, alleging that Ms. Gallagher could not work with “diverse populations” and had “inflicted race-based harm”.
Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive of the trust, told her that it “has committed itself to an explicit ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation”.
Ms. Gallagher claims it is the first legal case for “lack of belief”, arguing that as a white Christian woman she cannot believe Critical Race Theory – an ideology that says racism remains institutional and rejects a colour-blind approach.
“They are forcing Critical Race Theory onto people – you’re not allowed to disagree with it, or they will bully you for two years,” Ms. Gallagher told the Telegraph.
“I’m bringing this legal case to protect my career but it’s also the first test of woke ideology in the courts. The NHS is forcing someone to adopt a racist ideology and it needs to be stopped.”…
Amy has raised £21,000 so far via GoFundMe (risky) and is being supported by the Bad Law Project, the anti-woke group established by Laurence Fox and Harry Miller.
Dr. Anna Loutfi, Head of Legal at the Bad Law Project, said:
The ‘lack of belief’ draws attention to something that people are not talking about in the free speech world in the West, which I think is covered by the Equality Act under lack of belief, which is you have the right not to be forced to sign up a set of values or ideology with which you do not agree. It’s quite one thing to censor somebody for wanting to say things that people find objectionable or offensive, but it’s really another thing substantively to force somebody to articulate a view that they do not hold, as if they hold it. That is what has happened to Amy.
Frankly, if subjecting people to lectures that tell them their race is “a problem of our time” and their religion is “racist” because it comes from Europe (though it doesn’t of course) – and mistreating them when they complain – is not unlawful discrimination then our anti-discrimination law is not fit for purpose. If the Equality Act does not protect ‘white’ people from race-based harassment as much as anyone else then it is misnamed, dysfunctional and needs replacing. Double standards are not equality. Let’s hope the courts agree.
Worth reading in full.
Climate Bombshell: Greenland Ice Sheet Recovers as Scientists Say Earlier Loss was Due to Natural Warming Not CO2 Emissions
A popular scare story running in the media is that the Greenland ice sheet is about to slip its moorings under ferocious and unprecedented Arctic heat and arrive in the reader’s front room any day now (I exaggerate, but not much). Meanwhile back in the scientific world, scientists are scrambling to understand what natural causes lie behind the sudden slow-down in Greenland’s summer warming and ice loss dating back to 2010. The recovery of Arctic summer sea ice has been spectacular of late, with the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center reporting that this year’s September minimum was 1.28 million square kilometres higher than the 2012 low point of 3.39 million square kilometres.
Three Japanese climatologists have recently published a paper noting that “frequent occurrence of central Pacific El Niño events has played a key role in the [abrupt] slow-down of Greenland warming and possibly Arctic sea ice loss”. Of course such findings play havoc with the simplistic ‘settled’ science notion that carbon dioxide produced by humans burning fossil fuel is the main, if not only, driver of global temperature warming or cooling – a notion that leads many green activists to claim that the climate will stop changing if society signs on to a ‘Net Zero’ CO2 emissions agenda.
For instance, a bizarre ‘fact check’ on a recently published Daily Sceptic article by Facebook partner Climate Feedback claimed there had been no natural climate change for almost 200 years. It quoted Professor Timothy Osborn of the University of East Anglia, who said: “The warming from the late 1800s to the present is all due to human-caused climate change, because natural factors have changed little since then, and even would have caused a slight cooling over the last 70 years rather than the warming we have observed.”
The Japanese scientists argue that they have been able to show that El Niño natural weather oscillations have driven “atmospheric teleconnection” and shifted the tropical rainfall zone to the north. The higher warming up to 2012 was “accelerated” by heat from the Pacific and a phase in the North Atlantic sea current oscillation that favoured warmer conditions over Greenland and enhanced ice melt. Changes around Greenland can be attributed to “natural variability, rather than anthropogenic forcing”, note the scientists, “although most climate models were unable to reasonably simulate the unforced natural variability over Greenland”.
What the scientists are talking about of course are the huge heat exchanges that regularly change the climate of the Earth. As the Daily Sceptic recently reported, Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT noted that the Earth had many climate regimes, and there have been “profound” changes in temperature between the tropics and the polar regions over millennia. Meteorologist William Kininmonth recently argued that the heat exchanges were little understood, but they are one of the great drivers of climate changes. It might be suggested that these gaps in climate knowledge have allowed a view to take hold, now enforced by rigid Net Zero political control, that CO2 is the only driver of climate change.
The Daily Sceptic recently reported on a series of media scare stories about the Greenland ice sheet that followed publication of a paper in Nature Climate Change. Cherry-picking the one-off record melt year of 2012, and assuming it will be a regular occurrence, delivered a “staggering” 78cm of sea level rise between now and 2100. According to the U.S. meteorologist Anthony Watts, the claims were “false and easily disproved”. In his view they were “just modelled hokum”.
Ice amounts around the Arctic have always been highly cyclical, with periods of substantial melt and freezing common across just a few decades. As we have seen, evidence is starting to build that a recent Arctic low point is in a period of recovery, with a significant trend towards higher surface sea ice becoming apparent from the recent data.
To preserve the fiction that humans are responsible for all recent changes in the climate, it is often argued that the current temperature is the highest for 12,000 years, since the last major ice age started to lift. This is political nonsense-on-stilts, not least because geologists have a phrase for the period when temperatures were much higher than today – the Holocene Thermal Maximum. The latest science paper to show significant higher temperatures comes from a group of geoscientists led by Dr. Katrine Elnegaard Hansen of Aarhus University. According to a précis published by the No Tricks Zone climate site, the Arctic and northern Greenland were 2-4°C warmer than now between 11,700 to 4,500 years ago. Carbon dioxide levels were in the mid 200 parts per million (ppm), compared to today’s 419 ppm, ice-free open waters prevailed, and Greenland warmed 10°C in just 60 years.
Numerous other scientists have discovered equally dramatic temperature changes in the recent past. The graph below was presented by a German broadcaster in 2013 and was compiled from a number of science sources. It shows the overall long-term trend, ending in the current small rebound from the so-called little ice age,
But cyclical changes have also occurred over very short periods. A number of scientists have pointed to an abrupt global multiple degree cooling and warming period that occurred about 8,200 years ago over 150 years. Dr. Takuro Kobashi examined the paleoclimatic records from this time and found a drop of 3°C within two decades, followed by a similar rise over 70 years. Dr. Seren Griffiths of Manchester Met University reported that the event was first identified in Greenland ice cores, but subsequently noted in multiple proxies across Europe. Another abrupt cooling period is said to have occurred about 4,000 years ago.
It is legitimate to conclude from all this under-reported science that it is becoming increasingly difficult to ask us to believe that CO2, and more specifically human-caused CO2, is the only or main climate control thermostat. The evidence suggests that the gas played no such starring role in the previous 11,000 years and more of the paleoclimatic record.
Chris Morrison is the Daily Sceptic’s Environment Editor.
Eco Loon Pours Bucket of Sh*t Over Memorial to Captain Tom Moore in Protest Over Private Jets
By Will Jones
A nutty green protestor has prompted fury over her wacky decision to pour a bucket of human excrement over a memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore in a protest over the use of private jets. The Mail has more.
The bizarre decision to target a beloved national hero by former medical student Maddy Budd, 21, on behalf of pressure group End U.K. Private Jets.
She filmed herself pouring the canister of faeces and urine over the memorial to the late captain, who made international headlines in 2020 when he raised money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Every time one [private jet] takes off, it pours a bucket of sh*t and blood onto everything that Captain Tom stood for,” Maddy said in a recorded statement by way of justification for the vandalism.
“People are going to say that he’s a hero, people are going to say that this is profoundly, obscenely disrespectful to his life, and to the NHS he stood up for and I agree.'”
But the backlash against the act has been so severe that there are already threats of pressing police charges against the eco fanatic.
One Twitter user wrote: “How will this convince people to earn private jet use? It looks like a child throwing a disgusting tantrum and being beyond disrespectful. This kind of behavior will not convince anyone to make any changes.”
Another wrote: “Hope she gets jail time for this. Not helping your cause at all, if anything I’m now against you and your cause. Disgusting honestly you should be distancing yourselves from this disgraceful behaviour not supporting it.”
A third raised questions about why Maddy is no longer a medical student: “Former medical student? What is she now? Or is that just too embarrassing to publicise.”
Worth reading in full, I suppose.
Why Won’t the Canadian Medical Association Comment on the 32 Deaths of Vaccinated Doctors Since the Rollout Began?
By Will Jones
Dr. William Makis, a doctor in Canada, has written to the Presidents of the Canadian Medical Association to draw their attention to what appears to be an extraordinarily high death rate among doctors in Canada, 32 of whom died “suddenly and unexpectedly” in the past 16 months.
Dr. Makis points out that all of them were double, triple or quadruple COVID‐19 vaccinated, and argues each death is “highly suspicious for COVID‐19 vaccine injury, as these previously healthy doctors died suddenly while engaging in regular physical activity, died unexpectedly in their sleep, suffered heart attacks, strokes, unusual accidents, or developed sudden onset aggressive cancers”.
Steve Kirsch reports that Dr. Makis has received no response to his letter sent four weeks ago.
While the letter’s sample lacks a control group to compare how many such deaths would be expected among the cohort during the period, the figure does seem to be extremely high given the age of the doctors, and the circumstances of the deaths are indeed consistent with vaccine injury. It’s certainly not proof of causation, but it’s something that warrants urgent investigation, and the CMA’s silence is disturbing.
September 3rd 2022
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Dear CMA Presidents Dr. Alika Lafontaine (2022‐23) and Dr. Katharine Smart (2021‐22)
Re: Sudden deaths of 32 young Canadian doctors since rollout of COVID‐19 vaccines
CMA’s Mission Statement is: “Empowering and caring for patients.” CMA’s Vision Statement is: “A vibrant profession and a healthy population.” Since the rollout of COVID‐19 vaccines in Canada starting in December 2020, CMA has aggressively and unethically promoted the use of experimental COVID‐19 vaccines in populations where risks of serious vaccine injury far outweighed any potential benefits (including children of all ages, teens, pregnant women, healthy adults under age 70).
CMA also supported illegal and unscientific COVID‐19 vaccine mandates that were forced upon Canada’s 92,000 doctors by corrupt health bureaucrats. CMA did so in violation of its own CMA Code of Ethics, and both of you participated in these ethics violations. You betrayed not only your physician members but the Canadian public that CMA serves. This is unprecedented in CMA’s 155‐year history.
I am attaching photos and information of 32 young Canadian doctors who died suddenly and unexpectedly in the past 16 months, all of whom were double, triple or quadruple COVID‐19 vaccinated. Each of these deaths is highly suspicious for COVID‐19 vaccine injury, as these previously healthy doctors died suddenly while engaging in regular physical activity, died unexpectedly in their sleep, suffered heart attacks, strokes, unusual accidents, or developed sudden onset aggressive cancers.
Pfizer and Moderna may not be legally liable for their defective pharmaceutical products, but in publicly promoting their forceful use on Canada’s doctors, you are both legally liable, and so is CMA.
You cannot stay silent while illegally mandated COVID‐19 vaccines may be killing dozens of young Canadian doctors and putting thousands of doctors at high risk of severe injury and death. I am urging you to remember your ethics and Oath, and use your platform as Presidents of CMA to publicly call for the immediate termination of all COVID‐19 vaccine mandates in Canada’s healthcare, and call for urgent investigations and public inquiries into what is killing fully COVID‐19 vaccinated young Canadian doctors.
Dr. William Makis MD, FRCPC
By Will Jones
- “The £895bn QE monster is really to blame for the market meltdown” – The underlying causes of this crisis are complex, but the economic cost and harm of lockdown looms large, says Liam Halligan in the Telegraph.
- “Coronavirus Act report: September 2022” – Government report confirms that all of the temporary, non-devolved provisions in the emergency legislation have now either expired or been repealed, making this the 15th and final report.
- “Germany Spends 2.5 Billion Euros on 100 Million Bivalent Boosters Only To Discover That Nobody Wants Them” – Eugyppius remarks that it is a strange fate for such safe and effective products.
- “The 70 Seconds that Shook the World” – Jeffrey Tucker in Brownstone analyses the White House press conference on March 16th 2020 when the lockdowners finally got their way.
- “New paper confirms the Covid vaccines kill brain cells and heart cells leading to death” – Steve Kirsch draws attention to the autopsy case report which found the vaccine had led to immune attack on the heart and brain. He also relays anecdotal evidence that troponin levels (which indicate heart damage and risk of heart attack) are elevated in many patients but these data are not being published.
- “Covid Mea Culpas” – Paul Collits writes about those erstwhile supporters of the interventions who are belatedly coming round to the idea that the hysterical pandemic response wasn’t the best.
- “The Frank Report XXXVIII” – Frank Haviland in the New Conservative with his weekly report.
- “Having looked into this group, I think there’s something more worrying happening here” – Echetus with a Twitter thread looking at the close links between the assorted disruptive eco-lunatic groups that have recently sprung up.
- “You have a right to offend others, says Brandon Lewis as he promises free speech laws” – Justice Secretary warns that current legislation should not be used as cover for ‘cancel culture’, the Telegraph reports.
- “Violence against history ” – Robert Lyman in the Critic writes that Caroline Elkins’ fêted book Legacy of Violence is aggressively one-sided, adding “she isn’t an historian, something her book demonstrates categorically”.
- “Woke Amherst College introduces dystopian anonymous survey that will force all students to wear masks in class if single person requests them” – Amherst College in Massachusetts has introduced a new masking policy under which each student would be provided an anonymous survey to express their views about masking, the Mail reports.
- “British Airways reviews uniforms after Virgin lets male pilots wear skirts” – The U.K. flag carrier is reviewing whether it should change its policy after Virgin Atlantic dropped “gendered uniform options”, according to the Telegraph.
- “If you challenge the prevailing orthodoxy then you’ll likely find yourself silenced, de-platformed, demonetised and cancelled” – Watch Toby discuss with Calvin Robinson on GB News social media censorship following Russell Brand’s YouTube channel being censored for allegedly “spreading Covid misinformation”.
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