Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale 3

This is the third in my series on this man. For this blog I am going to concentrate on his work with a Bradford based charity. The charity/company in question is BRADFORD LGBTQ+ STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP LTD.(Company number 05545105). Tweedale was involved for three years so I had a look at the accounts only during the period he was active.

At that point in time they were coming to the end of a National Lottery Grant but they managed to secure some funding through the Tudor Trust; who have cropped up a few times on my block as a group who funds LGBTQ+ issues.

Here they talk about their links to Braford University; we heard in part 2 that Tweedale gave a talk at Bradford University about why the T should be attached to the LGB.

One of the trustees whose tenure overlapped. with Tweedales was a Professor from Bradford University, Ian Burkitt.

He is now an Emeritus Professor and this is what he says about his work. Researching “social contexts in which we become particular social beings”, latterly “broadened to include forms of human embodiment”.

The charity /company also received funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust who have also appeared on my blog a few times. Notice the forced-teaming with Black and Ethnic Minority groups and a reference to the DWP National Diversity group of which Tweedale is a member. Apparently he was piloting work on a “Trans” Equality Pledge which has signed up Braford and Leeds Health Trusts.

More partnership working with NHS Trusts, plus Age Concern, Age U.K. Alzheimer’s society and of course Bradford Metroplotan District Council.

Here we have grants from Bradford Council and our old friends the Arts Council, who you may remember stripped a grant from LGB Alliance.

More funding details. Joseph Rowntree grant was £30,000, the Dept for Public Health nearly provided nearly £50 grand and nearly £10 grand for Wakefield Primary Care Trust.

The one amount identified for a Women’s Group, donated by the Lesbian Identity Project, was a staggering £117. Yes just over a hundred pounds, to to help with room booking costs.

I had a look at the Lesbian Identity Project. This is there blurb. So not just Lesbians then.

Sure enough a trans-identified male features prominently.

Another pot of money came from the Police and Crime Commissioner and they also had input to the NHS Equality and Diversity Strategy.

The money from West Yorkshire police force pushed hate crime reporting. Remember there is no hate crime category that covers women.

You can see the rest of the series here: 👇

Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale

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Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale 2


This is my second piece on Tweedale; a civil servant who proposed a motion, as part of his union work, to demonise women, defending our sex based rights, as akin to fascist. He also makes the testerical claim we are planning to enact a genocidal plan for “trans” people. See below:

This is him.

In part one I covered an interview that this man did with West Yorkshire’s Deputy mayor, Alison Lowe. Lowe has form on promoting trans-identified males and attacking LGB Alliance. I decided to make it a series because he did another interview and makes some claims about being promoted by a Permanent Secretary in the Civil Service. For those who are not aware a Permanent Secretary is the senior civil servant, who supports the Minister, in a government department, the Minister is an elected official, the civil servant is not elected and many of them appear to have forgotten this. He was also involved in a Bradford Charity so I want to look at them, that will need to be in another piece. Link to part one below.

Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale

Interview with Jade Beckles.

Jade Beckles is herself involved in the Diversity and Inclusion Industry but has a background in the police. Her linkedin shows a sixteen year career in the police about which she has this to say. 👇. I find it interesting that she claims child protection as one of her responsibilities but there also appears to have been a heavy emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion. Don’t misunderstand me, we need more black women in policing and to tackle racism, I am just not convinced that this batch of race equality specialists have got the right approach.

She also set up a group for black women embarking on motherhood. That sounds like an excellent initiative giving the appalling mortality rate for black women. Following a year or so running her own consultancy she now has salaried role and it is in this capacity she is interviewing Saorsa/Simon

The introduction covers all of Saorsa’s roles as the national advisor on trans issues for the Dept of Work and pensions (DWP) and he sits on the national LGBT+ group for the TUC. He goes on to explain what these roles mean, in practice.

He proceeds to talk about his work with schools etc.

On his “rapid rise” at the DWP it’s not clear if he is referring to career based promotion or appointments as the co-chair of the local and then national Gender Network. The gender network appears to be the network intended for women because he then proceeds to complain there was no “trans” network and the LGB network excluded him because it was run by someone who wanted it to focus on sexual orientation. He and another trans-identified male set up the first “trans” network. When the organisation decided to dissolve these networks and, instead, set up a body to advise on equality issues across the board, Tweedale became a member, automatically, having been displaced from his role as chair for the gender network.

He remained on the advisory committee for four years and claims that the Permanent Secretary became aware of all Tweedale’s work he directly intervened, with his line manager, to insist that Tweedale was able to continue.

Having looked at the list of Permanent Secretaries who may be responsible It may be Sir Robert Devereaux. This is from the Financial Times, it’s behind a paywall but this preview seems a fit. 👇(He retired in 2018 after 10 years in the role).

Tweedale was allowed to write his own job description, according to him, and set his key objectives. I find his involvement in policies, which affect women, deeply sinister. He is clearly unable to hide his glee.

At this point I would bear in mind the concept of “Dupers Delight” which is the pleasure experienced when you have managed to deceive/manipulate a person or organisation.

In the next section, Tweedale is asked what are the challenges faced by the “Transgender” community and he talks of hostile forces outside the DWP. Alarmingly he then claims that he has had a role in advising senior leaders on the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the Gender Recognition Act in particular in relation to “safe” spaces, by which he means, but won’t say, single sex spaces. In a revealing moment he claims “my job is not to proselytise”.

He then says senior leaders don’t know what to do when they are asked questions like this; “What is your policy on single sex spaces?” . He suggests they panic and turn to him. In response Tweedale explains he has to correct “misinterpretations” of the law! Guess which group he prioritises?

Beckles response displays a breathtaking misunderstanding of the law.

This what the company which employs Beckles says about itself.

Tweedale explains he has to emotionally detach himself to give professional advice; which must be correct. He than says the law sets the minimum but people should always strive to follow best practice. This sounds like to “go beyond the law” advice which I covered in a another piece on Global Butterflies; another organisation led by a trans-identified male, which you can read here:

Get ahead of the Law!

He says people in leadership positions need to bridge the gap between policy and practice, they should also capture data on trans and non-binary identies and also ensure there is visibility for these staff. Then he follows up with advice on ways for applicants to hide their sex. Surprisingly he concedes that organisations should provide single sex facilities because “there will always be people who say they need them for religious or cultural reasons”. However he thinks gender neutral, a.k.a mixed sex, facilities are best practice. He also claims “this is not even controversial.. it’s just common sense”. Proving, once again, that this is a man talking.

Then he says pronoun display is important and also that you should not make a fuss if you get a new “trans” employee. How this ties in with the calls for visibility I don’t know.

I took a far different interpretation from this statement than, I am sure, was intended.

The interview ends with a touch of sycophancy and a statement about how Tweedale is having such an impact. Beckles clearly thinks this is a good thing. She needs to learn about autogynephilia. After I did the last piece I realised this was the same man I have seen in Bradford Train station, wearing ludicrously short skirts and fishnet stocking. . Apparently he is known locally as “Geriatric, Gothic, Lolita”

You can watch the whole thing here 👇

Interview by Jade Beckles

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Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale

This man works for the Dept of work and pensions, in Bradford, and is their National Trans Ambassador.

He first came to my attention after coverage of an outrageous motion he tabled at the conference for the PCS, the union for public sector workers. Here’s a flavour:

In fairness, I should point out, as a formerly active trade unionist myself, many motions are tabled which are not likely to have full backing from other members and often focus on “niche” issues. The motion didn’t even reach the debate stage. Interestingly this is a clip from the latest rule book I can find, from 2019. The danger in passing such a motion is that gender critical women could be at risk of expulsion. Since the Union President is married to Ruth Serworka, one of the founders of Women’s Place U.K. I doubt this attitude is widely shared. I would also argue that this is an attack on sex based rights putting Tweedale at odds with the stated aims of the union.

So, leaving Union politics aside, I had a look to find out more about Tweedale, since he is from my neck of the woods.

MIND: Mental Health Charity.

First thing I cam across was this youtube. Notice only the women have pronouns in their bio.

The facilitator, Alison Lowe, is now deputy to the West Yorkshire mayor. She has cropped up on my blog before hosting another trans identified male who works for the civil service. You can read that here:

Steph Calvert. (Part Two)

She also publicly denounced the gay rights charity LGB Alliance.

His first contribution is to correct the host for an insufficiently grandiose introduction. This is a bit of a theme. He continues to outline his role and links with Universities, NHS Trusts and teaching bodies; advising them on trans inclusion policies.

He continues by outlining all the ways that trans people suffer, preced by a trigger warning, and reads off some stats from a TUC report on LGBT members. This data claims that sexual assault rates for Lesbians, in the workplace, are 21%, for gay men it’s 12% but for “trans” women it’s 32%. /

I am cynical about these statistics, which are self reported, because, firstly, emphasising a victim narrative has been used to drive the “trans” agenda. Secondly there are multiple examples of trans identified males fetishising women as victims and using this experience to validate themselves as “women”. This is a quote from a thesis by a trans identified male who wrote about how BDSM cemented his identity as a “woman”. This is how he viewed an alleged sexual assault doing a BDSM session with a stranger.

Next he covers reports of bullying, harassment and violent assaults. Again, for similar reasons, I am skeptical of these accounts. He proceeds to uses the, discredited, data about suicide. I have done a series debunking the suicide stats which you can find on my site.

Finally on hate crime. The prevalence of hate crime, often conflated with data on non-crime incidents’ is another tool of trans activists so, again, should be treated with skepticism. Here is James Morton, from Scottish Trans Alliance, urging people to report because we “need the stats”. (Note: we don’t collect hate crime data on misogyny).

He is critical of employers for not having trans-inclusive policies or, if they do, not putting them into practice. He would like to see more gender neutral, a.k.a mixed sex, facilities, more pronouns used, even though he isn’t using them in this space, He breaks off to describe the psychological trauma that he experiences when he is misgendered over the phone. (Not face to face?). He also wants employers to make it easier for men to hide their biological sex. All of these things disproportionately, and negatively, impact the female sex. Women are expected to sacrifice their privacy, dignity and even safety to validate men, as women. Moreover so few pass that it introduces an element of coercive control into the workplace.

His segment is from 7:40 to 16:08. We will see him again at the Q & A. Below is the link:

Building in psychological safety

Alison Lowe throws in a bit about not having white privilege and something about employers gas lighting her when she finds something “racist” and her employer doesn’t agree.

Then Saorsa gets an excellent question from the floor.

This is an opportunity for Saorsa to force team the LGB. He begins by emphasising that the LGBT+ is one big community and unity is very important. Like the LGB, the T, has to “come out” often multiple times. Trans women are smeared as predators is women’s “safe” (Doesn’t say single sex) spaces and labelled as paedophiles just like gay men were. He then claims the women’s movement support the trans movement and tells a blatant lie about how “trans” people have been picketing alongside women since the inception of feminism. Well that’s not true.

“Trans” people are focussed on their gender identity but they still have a sexuality and gay people also have a gender identity so this is his justification for the forced teaming of heterosexual men , many with a sexual fetish, with gay rights. In fact he gave a three hour seminar on this topic at Bradford University.

We will meet Saorsa again to cover another interview and also a Bradford Charity he was involved in and to follow the money trail.

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