Trade Unions. (Part 2) 18b


From the book Trans Britain.

This is part of a (very long) series based on the book Trans Britain. There was a wealth of detail in the chapter on Trade Unions, by Carola Towle, so it needed more than one post. You can read the first part at the link below.

Trans Britain: Trade Unions (18a)

Phillippa Scrafton

Here is another activist from within the trade union movement, Phillippa Scrafton, who gained a seat on the national LGBT committee.

Scrafton came out in 2003 as “transgender”. He seems to have been age 35, at the time, and was in a heterosexual marriage. He explains that it was the prospect of children that prompted action and presents this as a stark choice between suicide or “becoming the person she knew she was”.

Based on his current social media he appears to be in a relationship with a female; though I am presuming by the use of “my Mrs” below.

Just two years into “womanhood” Scrafton made the front cover of the Unison magazine.

A cursory search of twitter turns up references to Scrafton speaking at Teesside University, N.E Ambulance Services, the NHS Business Services authority, Durham University, and Newcastle Medical School. He can also be found endorsing candidates for Darlington Labour. He also made a speech at the Unison women’s conference but this experience was not quite so positive, for either Scrafton or, it seems, the audience.

Apart from his job managing bin collections for the local council he also became a representative of Stonewall Scotland. In the latter capacity he spoke at an academic conference alongside PhDs with pronouns in their bios. 👇

Just out of interest I downloaded the conference programme for the above ☝️ just in case it’s worthy of a follow up.


I can only find one public recording, of Scrafton, (link below) and I found myself seriously underwhelmed. In no other circumstance would Scrafton be addressing University students, except as a member of this new priest class.

Scrafton at Teeside

Apart from this Scrafton was a trustee of a charity called Gay Advice Darlington. This appears to have ceased operating though remains on the charity commission register, despite never posting any accounts.

In addition to this he was involved in a community interest company which appears to have lasted only one year.

Turns out Phillippa also advises the police, as do so many of the trans activists I have covered in my series on TRAs behind the scenes.

I noticed, from Scranton’s linkedin, that he was endorsed by Jacqui Gavin who I also covered in my series about men working behind the scenes. Small world.

I wrote about Jacqui here: 👇

Jacqui Gavin: Civil Service

Jaden Biggs:

Females are under-represented, as usual but we are introduced to a black “trans-identified” female. There is not much information about Biggs but I did find a reference to a presentation from 2016. @NELFT is an NHS mental health trust.

The slide showing ☝️is enlarged below and makes it clear that transvestites/cross-dressers are included under the trans umbrella; which means men with transvestic fetishism can claim to be women. These same men are being granted access to female spaces; even those which might include a teenage girl, in a state of undress.

Jaden would appear to be a nurse who is also qualified to dispense drugs.

Entry on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

Lucy Persechino

Persechino is another person presented as a positive role model in Towle’s chapter. Lucy was a member of the Unison national commitee.

Persechino was interviewed by the Daily Gazette and a link to the article is below.


Some clips from that article.

Some more quotes from the article, background in IT ✅. Heterosexual, married man ✅ No early rejection of Male social roles✅ Now a “Lesbian” ✅. Thrilling experience in the Ladies Loos. ✅.

Another male claiming to be a “Lesbian” . How offensive. I think these men think women loving women are just a porn category.

In addition to his work for Unison Persechino also has ambitions to be an actor and has registered some further information, and pictures, with an on line agency.

Here are a few more images from his Star Now entry.

Cucumber, Banana, Tofu.

Persechino had a part in Cucumber, Banana and Tofu by Russell T Davies the writer of Queer as Folk and Its a Sin. These are three different shows, which can be watched independently, but are companion pieces. Cucumber is a series, Banana is a collection of short stories and Tofu is a documentary style where members of the cast talk about their sex lives interwoven with dramatic vignettes from, I presume, the companion shows. The title comes from a sexology institute that graded the firmness of erections from tofu, to banana to cucumber. You get the drift. Lucy appears in Tofu as a “lesbian” and a dominatrix.

[The series also stars Julie Hesmondalgh, who played Hayley Cropper, the “transsexual” in Coronation Street, who, by the way is even more irritating as herself with, in my view, a damaged relationship to sex and intimacy]. Here are Lucy’s highlights.

Lucy talks about torturing her male clients as part of their fetish. As you can see he is quite proud of being a “sadistic bitch”. Most of the more explicit references to Lucy’s dominatrix work appear in episode 8 at about the 8 minute mark. It’s worth watching this episode to see how porn has changed the sexual landscape, sadly not in a good way.

There were two males claiming to be Lesbians in Russell T Davies drama and a couple of trans identified females. It was noticeable that he didn’t promote the idea of a trans-identified female demanding entry into the dating pool of gay men. Funny that.

Lucy also worked for Southend Borough Council as the HR and diversity Officer. For 10 years.

Now that I have covered the trans activists who influenced the Union movement I will end with part 18 c which covers the rest of the chapter and one final man who has taken senior roles, meant for women, in UNISON.

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Carola Towle: Unions: Part 3 (18 c)

From the book: Trans Britain

I have broken this section of the book into three different pieces to enable me to follow up the trans-activists name. These are the people effectively put forward as part of a public relations campaign. There could be others, who are not named but also working behind the scenes. There will likely be some repetition in this piece so that people can read this post as a stand alone piece, on the work of Carola Towle.

Sunk Cost “Phallusy”

Carola is a Lesbian. One of the old-fashioned types; the annoying kind without the penis. She is not the only Vichy Lesbian who has thrown her lot in with our trans overlords. If asked to speculate on their motives I would say naïveté, when I am feeling charitable, and self-interest when I am not. In any case the time has long since passed when any Lesbian can claim to be ignorant of the consequences for women, in general, and Lesbians in particular. Having invested, so publicly, in transgender ideology, many of these prominent Lesbians are probably becoming aware of the unforeseen implications for Lesbians. So why are they sticking with it?

Sunk cost fallacy is one likely explanation.

Not everyone recognises the need to cut their losses and they may, instead, double down or escalate their commitment. This may apply to Nicola Sturgeon who seems wholly unable to course correct. The SNP are hell-bent on pushing through disastrous legislation on the right to make a false declaration about your sex.

Sunk Cost Phallacy (sic) is one way of looking at this issue, another way would be to say that the Vichy, vagina-havers are penis pleasers for the benefits that accrue, to themselves, personally, while leaving those other bleeders to pay the price.

Quick recap on who Carola is: 👇

This chapter is all about the “placemen” who have infiltrated the union movement, not to fight for workers rights, but to advance their own. Trojan Horse like they appear to be a gift horse, feeding the narcissistic, virtue signalling, social justice class. In reality they are manipulating the focus of the unions so that they forget their core purpose and are co-opted by the “trans” agenda. Never underestimate the focus of a man with a sexual compulsion.

This has not happened over night. It dates back to nearly 50 years ago to 1974. Below 👇 Towle rewrites history to claim an historic LGB + T alliance which was merely “forgotten” for two decades.

Below we learn the force-teaming of the LGB was not greeted with unalloyed enthusiasm and indeed some members were actively resisting. Towle ascribes this to “transphobia” and resistance to change. She also deploys the idea they were simply ignorant; suggesting they just didn’t know any “trans” people. Maybe the problem was that some of the Lesbians and Gay men had met a “trans” person?

The homophobia of the trans movement was also display, as demonstrated by this delegate who did not want to be “tainted” by association with homosexuals. Towle doesn’t explore whether this was a significant strand of thinking in the “trans” community, indeed she shows a remarkable lack of curiosity for a Lesbian.

Undaunted by the failure, to pass a motion in support of “trans” inclusion, they set out to win hearts and minds. Sadly, or maybe not, I have not been able to track down a recording of this campaign song. 👇

Unsurprisingly the campaign did result in more people cross-dressing in public and *some* of these will be men who get sexually aroused by parading about in women’s clothing. It is likely that some of these men would also get sexual gratification from breaching women’s boundaries and toilets would provide a specific thrill. To go where most men were excluded is a common fantasy.

Here is one of the newly emboldened 👇 boasting about being “front and centre” in the union.

After years of preparation the trans faction would not be quiet and Unison, with a majority female membership, have chosen a elevate a tiny minority of men, aided and abetted by females in flight from their sex, over women. Notice two seats are reserved for “trans” representatives which must surely have provided them with a competitive advantage. It would be interesting to see a breakdown, by biological sex, of all those in influential positions. The most prominent ones, seem to be males. Quelle Surprise!

Emma Proctor

There appear to be a number of men who have identified into roles set aside for women, to address the under representation of the female sex. Let’s take a look at Emma Proctor.

Emma has been elected onto the National Executive Committee (NEC). It appears “Emma” campaigned for a reserved seat but it is not known if this is reserved for women or a “trans” representative. Either way it looks weighted in favour of the “trans” delegate; who either competed against a tiny demographic or has taken a seat meant for women.

However Proctor gained this seat on the NEC, they have definitely taken away a place on the National Women’s committee, even to the point of becoming the chair!

Proctor is making pronouncements about women’s lives, of which he has no “lived experience”. I can’t tell you how enraging it is to see a man using our lives for “cos-play”. Only an arrogant man would do this.

What is more galling is that “Emma” also gets roles as a “trans” person and of course, he is most keen to get the Gender Recognition Act “reformed” whilst also pretending to care about /be a woman.

Other influences.

Unison also published jointly with Scottish Trans Alliance a document written by extremist trans-activist James Morton; who I covered below. They also collaborated with GIRES (Trans lobby group)

C. Burns: Trans Britain (Part 16)

It is disturbing how they were able to spread this ideology throughout the Union movement and by extension, the Labour Party as Towle writes.

I covered Megan Key in two pieces and he doesn’t appear to be isolated in the workplace. He is employed by the probation and prison services and advises on prison policy. He even testified before Parliament, before the Women’s and Equalities Committee, that being a sex offender shouldn’t bar a male from the female prison estate.

Megan Key: Probation Services

The second piece covers Key’s lack of sexual boundaries.

Megan Key: Update.

Carola Towle: Statements

Below is Carola reflecting on the vibrant Lesbian scene she frequented in the 1980’s. I wonder if she knows that Lesbian’s in Tasmania recently lost a legal battle to run female only Lesbian events because of that would exclude males who identify as “lesbians”. She also laments that a trans rights (a belief that a man can be a lesbian, in effect) are a matter for “personal conscience” which is a rather authoritarian perspective.

Here she is attending the ILGA conference in 2000. The conference was funded by Astraea Foundation and Open Society Foundations: both are responsible for funding the spread of Gender Identity Ideology. Astraea are funded by Arcus Foundation and began as a Lesbian organisation, set up by actual females. They now accept male lesbians.

I also draw your attention to this quote:

Trans people are the most vulnerable!

This is a picture with names of the Trans caucus.

Peter/Victoria Benjamin

The same picture was used in a 2015 paper by Transgender Europe:

The person I have circled in red is Victoria Benjamin. This would appear to be the same Victoria Benjamin who has now detransitioned and re-identified as Peter, albeit this was post the surgery known as sexual reassignment surgery. Here is another picture of “Victoria” who is at a stand for the National Crime Agency.

Here is an article about his backstory as a heterosexual, cross-dresser, who obtained surgery after his third wife died.

Peter Benjamin

By his own account he was not challenged about his belief even though he was grieving and drinking heavily.

He are two pictures side by side one from Trans Britain and one from the article about Peter Benjamin. I think it is highly probable that I am right about “Victoria’s” identity.

Carola ends this chapter on an optimistic note with reference to the picture in which Peter /Victoria is included. Presumably Carola was unaware of Peter’s new chapter, at the time of writing.

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Trans Britain: Trade Unions (18a)


Carola Towle

For a Trade Union activist, such as myself, the behaviour of the Trade Unions, in respect of Gender Identity Ideology, has been particularly dispiriting to witness. I was a branch committee member for UCU (University and Colleges Union) and they have been so dreadful I am not even a member anymore. Carole Towle is a Lesbian: one of the vichy types. Totally on board with the “trans” dogma. I will split this into two parts to cover the background of some of the names trans-activists because I think it gives important context.

The point is delving deep into this book is to make sure we have a record of all the naive /nefarious people who aided and abetted this war on women. Did Carola ever stop to think about the impact on young lesbians? Did she know that many men who wish to be “women” are men with a fetish? Well it appears Carola did know and NALGO (one of the Unions that merged to form UNISON) were reaching out to transvestites and “transsexuals” in their first Lesbian and Gay newsletter in 1974! That is nearly fifty years ago!

The Lesbian and Gay network originally thought the issue of “trans” people was not something they should be concerned with but then they changed their mind. They were right the first time. Not only has transgender ideology become an overt attack on the idea of SEXual orientation it has become a blatant assault on women’s rights, as a sex class.

The first union to be captured seems to have been the now defunct, Manufacturing Science and Finance Union (MSF);which merged with other unions to become Unite. Towle reports that no official decision was taken but trans activists became involved in the Lesbian and Gay networks. This is sometimes called “transjacking” and it’s a tactic to force-team the LGB with the T; thereby piggy backing on the progress made by gay rights organisations. It is noticeable that this was a change of tactic; T strategy had been to distance themselves from homosexuals to avoid being “tainted” as they saw it. But by 2000 the MSF made an attempt to formally introduce the idea of “trans” inclusion in a UNISON motion. This was rejected at the first attempt and was clearly a divisive issue.

Now three other unions added their voices to the movement to include “trans”. Civil servants union (FDA), teachers and actors union led the way. The capture of the Trade Union movement was underway.

In order to prepare the ground for a successful motion, via the TUC, a member of the trans lobby group, Press For Change, was invited as an observer to TUC meetings. The person chosen was a trans-identified male; Claire McNab; Mcnab did a lot of the legal work to prepare for the Gender Recognition Act.

McNab was not the only trans-activist invited to advise the union. Right from the beginning they outsourced their thinking on this issue to some of the more extreme proponents of gender identity ideology. The TUC was blind to the impact on women of “trans-inclusion” policies and naive about the fetishistic men clamouring to come out of the shadows. Year’s of furtive cross-dressing. and the shame of transvestic fetishism and the desire to practice it in public were dual motives to be legitimised /rebranded as possessors of an innate gender identity,

The TUC brought in some key trans activists to advise them and in doing so allowed them to set the policy for the Trade Union movement. Stephen Whittle, Christine Burns and Aisla Spindler were also drafted in.

Aisla Spindler.

I have covered Whittle and Burns extensively, on this blog, but not Spindler. Spindler is a trans-identified male whose career history includes ILGA, Europe ;Terrence Higgins Trust and awards from Stonewall Scotland. He has now turned up in Ireland working for the Gay Project.

Spindler is currently anxious to set up a women’s rugby team and you can see him here on a YouTube made for children, arguing for “trans women” to be included on the women’s team and explaining that he used to play for a Hungarian woman’s team.

Aisla Spindler

A bit more digging and it would appear that Aisla is another heterosexual man who describes himself as a “Lesbian” and is married to a woman.

Eleanor Levy

Another activist who came on board was Levy while working for the probation services as a substance use advisor.

Levy now works for an NHS Trust in surrey and also volunteers at various NHS related bodies, as you can see from the clip below, they also provide services to Surrey County council and Surrey University. Naturally they are a diversity champion providing training across the country.

Levy describes themselves as bisexual with a trans-identity and is partnered by someone called Jenni.

Meanwhile, no doubt nudged by her advisors, Towle determined that the time had come to change the Lesbian and Gay network into an LGBT group. However, she recalls, there was resistance which she puts down to transphobia and biphobia. She also adds that there was a lot of ignorance and people just had not met a “trans” person before.

Anna May Booth

Booth was another union member who was is mentioned as a key trans activist. Booth came out as “trans” in 1998 at the MSF union conference. Currently their linkedin describes him as a freelance transgender researcher. He also stood as a Labour, council, candidate in 2014.

He can be found in an article about his partner, also a male and “trans” complaining about being bullied out of employment.

His partner was the victim of some prurient coverage in respect of his transition which contributed, in his view, to the collapse of his business.

Motion for Trans Inclusion.

Unison’s first attempt to tie the T to LGB failed because of opposition from a “trans” delegate who did not want to be associated with homosexuals.

At that vote was a person who would become a trans activist but, at this stage, he was still in the closet.

Jenny Harvey.

Harvey gave a very revealing interview which I will link below. In common with many of the trans-identifying males his story is one of secret cross dressing which he claims began at age ten, involved his mother’s clothes. This continued throughout his teenage years, university and beyond. He even talks about using his office at work to “cross-dress”. The shame of this furtive act can be cleansed by embracing an identity as a “woman” and thus he finally recognised the “girl” he was in his forties. (The use of “girl” here is revealing).

Jenny Harvey

This is Harvey’s biography 👇. Another trans-activist in the NHS, who also trains staff on diversity and inclusion.

Harvey tells a story about appearing on question time and subsequently receiving twitter abuse.

I have managed to locate to locate the episode and this would appear to be Jenny at 19 minutes in. 👇. Harvey responds to the expected loss of UKIP in the local by-elections and says they will lose because they have not been able to leverage hate in Stoke.

Question Time

This is a screenshot of Harvey from that episode. They did get quite horrific abuse which was covered by Pink News. This seems to have originated from UKIP supporters and it was incredibly cruel and personal.

Harvey has a twitter account. Seems genuinely committed to trade union values. Some transperbole about state sponsored abuse but no use of “terf” and not the worst timeline I have seen, by any means. (That said it is a low bar).


He is, however, quite invested in “trans” kids and shares Helen Webberley, Ben Hunte, Stonewall etc. Clearly Harvey is also not happy with women sticking up for our sex based rights. Those pesky feminists.

In part two I will cover some more trans activists working within the Union movement and the influence they have had on policy making.

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