re-blogged from The Slog
That’s the way the money goes, pop goes the Weasel
A few years back, I blogged about Greenpeace, and their alleged penchant in the past for bad-debting suppliers…one of which I happened to be running at the time. Then about two years ago (sorry, can’t find the link) I laid out some suspicions about Stonewall putting Gays up to creating discrimination confrontations – particularly in relation to hotel stays.
While this is something of a generalisation, I am bound to observe that all my dealings, research and ‘snout’ feedback about both of these organisations tends to mark them out as yet more institutions in Cool Britannia where the Leninsparts of the 1970-90 era that signalled total rejection of their mad creed went to hide. Whenever any pointless, daft, or downright anti-social issue comes up, and off they go to join it.
Climate change, gender politics, orientation discrimination, Islam….the list is endless. Those pulling this stunt range from George Galloway to whole swathes of the Irish Left who helped bankroll the Orwellian ‘Peace Flotilla’ of a few years back. Their aim is very simple: to destabilise bourgeois society via the back door. They also have two overriding things in common: distortion, and a liking for show trials.
While ‘via the back door’ might be the wrong parallel to use in relation to Stonewall, it remains an organisation I don’t trust; and I also resent its links to the liberal Establishment – as a result of which we all wind up indirectly paying for their cacophonous windbag of bollocks and bad science through our taxes. I’m indebted to Young Right enfant terrible Ed West for alerting me in this morning’s Twitter crop to yet more madness and mendacity at this truly controlling and illiberal organisation. Examples to follow.
First, however, a simple statement from the ‘About’ page of Stonewall’s website:
‘Stonewall receives no public funding and raises all its money itself”
Untrue. As the ‘charity’s’ accounts clearly show, it received £45,000 from the Home Office in 2010.
Here’s the potentially worrying part on the danger-of-corruption dimension: Stonewall voted the Home Office ‘Equality Employer of the Year’ at the end of that fiscal year. Well blow me. Or something.
Here’s another coincidence: being part of a growth industry – called Nobody Loves me it’s Not Fair – Stonewall found itself strapped for removal expenses. These came to…..£45,000.
Cash for awards scandal? I think we should be told.
But mainly I’d like to ask Theresa May-and-probably-will whether she intends to continue the Home Office, er, contributions. Yes, that’s a nicer word than ‘bung’, which of course may be entirely inappropriate.
Then I’d like to ask, well, anyone really, why Stonewall is a charity. We have Equal Rights legislation in the UK. Either it’s working (because all these controlling loons think it will) or it isn’t – in which case the laws should be repealed…and Stonewall allowed to keep its charitable status. They can’t swing both ways on this one. Sorry. Sorry.
Kop a load of these: The Lottery – £99,325. Equality & Human Rights Commission: £48,584. Scottish Government £99,386.
Are none of these public funding either?
Now read this and feel your bp going up:
‘We continue to pressure the BBC to improve its portrayal of Gay people in television programmes, and also about the near-invisibility of gay people…’
Aside from asking “Are they kidding?” – Graham Norton, Sandy Toskvig, Stephen Fry, Simon Amstell, etc etc – what would the public reaction be, I wonder, if a Charity called, for example, Newscorp, pressured the BBC about its portrayal of Aussies in general and Rupert Murdoch in particular?
My main hope is that once Thompson the Armbiter finally departs the BBC, someone with more balls will come along and tell every censoriously affirmative minority pressure group to go forth and multiply. The drivel-muddled assumptions in the tunnel minds of those Who Would Have Us Obey go on and one. The Annual Report tells us how many plastic bottles they recycled, why they have 50% more female employees than they had a year ago…and this particular gem, which is straight out of Private Eye:
‘In May we published No Going Back, groundbreaking research into the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual asylum seekers.’
Misguided, misleading, and misanthropic: is this what we want charities to represent in Britain?
Hat-tip as well by the way to
@PeterPannier for bringing this profound hypocrisy to Ed’s attention.