Puberty-blocker drug firm donated cash to Lib Dems

Published on 10 December 2019 by Kirsty

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A pharmaceutical firm that markets drugs used in gender-identity clinics to delay puberty has given £100,000 to the Liberal Democrats.

The Liberal Democrats received a £100,000 donation from the puberty blocker manufacturer in the last month, and another £234,000 earlier in July 2018. The total donations given by Ferring to the party since 2012 came to £1,454,258.27.

It should come as no surprise that the Lib Dems are pushing radical transgender ideology, and have been “ahead of the curve” on the issue. In 2015, party members voted at their conference to remove the need for any “gender markers” in official government documents, as well as introducing the option for an “X” gender.

Under Jo Swinson, they are fighting this election on a policy of allowing anyone to identiy as they choose without the need for a medical opinion, recognising “non-binary” identities, introducing gender-neutral school uniforms, among other policies.

Many Brits, including those who identify as gay or lesbian, were deeply concerned about the donation to the Lib Dems from someone with a stake in pushing puberty blockers on children. Marcus Evans, who previously resigned from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the organisation that runs and controls the only “gender identity service” for children in the UK, said the donation by Ferring was “worrying”

Nicola Williams, of Fair Play for Women, said that “under Jo Swinson, the Lib Dems now have the most extreme trans-ideological position at a time when the other main parties are pausing to consider the impact on women and children.”

A spokesman for the Liberal Democrats defended the donations, saying “Ferring is a long-standing supporter of the Liberal Democrats. Party policy is determined by members via working groups and at party conference.”

Ferring did not respond to a request for comment from National File.