by Colin Campbell
THERE are two mysteries surrounding the “trans debate”.
Where it all came from in the first place, how an issue which relates to a tiny fraction of the populace has been elevated to the point where you’d think it affected virtually every household in the land.
And why some politicians go against the mass of public opinion by making statements on it which most people either disbelieve or think are completely absurd.
Labour leader Keir Starmer has become a mouthpiece for a hardcore of militants when he baldly stated: “A trans woman is a woman.”
He was criticised by JK Rowling for making that claim which many will consider nonsensical and thank goodness the brilliant author is also the voice of reason.
Many long complex articles have been devoted to this subject but how many people have the time or inclination to read them?
I know of no one who believes a man who thinks he is a woman actually becomes a woman. And I know of no one who believes men who “self identify” as women should be allowed to use female changing rooms or toilets. Does anyone? Despite the back and forth going on it’s not debatable for most people. It’s case closed.
Nicola Sturgeon in her bizarre obsession with this has turned her outfit into the Transgender Transphobia Party.
But how many of her normally slavishly supportive MPs or MSPs have backed her?
As far as I’m aware Drew Hendry, Ian Blackford and Fergus Ewing to name but three have not uttered a word about this.
Why? I strongly suspect because they don’t go along with it. They don’t believe in it. Hendry and Ewing are never going to devote one of their columns in the Inverness Courier to arguing the case for a man who “self identifies” as a woman being allowed to use the female changing rooms at Inverness leisure centre. They won’t go anywhere near it because they know it would lead an outpouring of scorn, ridicule and an angry backlash which would damage them. And primarily because as men of robust common sense, on some things at least, they think that perversion of what most people consider reality simply shouldn’t happen.
But now Starmer for whatever reason has aligned himself, like Sturgeon and weird little Patrick Harvie, with trans extremists.
And that’ll cost him and Labour votes, particularly among women who don’t want men being allowed into their private space.
JK Rowling is a multi million best seller and millions of people support her in being the leading voice of sanity on the “trans” fandango as well.