Barrister Jon Holbrook criticised the equality law that empowers schoolchildren to use race and culture to undermine school uniform policies. A few days earlier he tweeted: ‘The Equality Act undermines school discipline by empowering the stroppy teenager of colour.’ He was subsequently expelled by his Chambers. Here he writes an open letter to the chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales.
Identity politics – the tyranny of it
Identity politics vs the wisdom of the crowd
Maya Forstater: a champion of democracy
Feminists think stereotypes are only bad when others use them
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned two adverts for ‘promoting gender stereotypes’. Meanwhile Green Party MP Caroline Lucas called for an emergency female-only cabinet ‘to work for reconciliation’ a solution only women can secure. Feminists are happy to use stereotypes to help themselves get promoted.
Equality law fuels campus censorship
Government-backed guidance on free speech in universities shows how the Equality Act is the main driver of campus censorship.