Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any curiouser . . .

May 10, 2018 by

by Jane Kelly, The Conservative Woman:

[…]  Last September at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, where people, mainly tourists, used to enjoy an emblematic display of free speech, Tara Wolf, 26, a man who now identifies as a woman, punched feminist Maria MacLachlan, 61, causing her to drop her £120 camera which smashed.

At Hendon magistrates’ court last month, MacLachlan was warned by District Judge Kenneth Grant to refer to her attacker as ‘she’, raising questions about his impartiality. Later MacLachlan said: ‘The judge interrupted my recounting of my assault by three violent males, and told me that “as a matter of courtesy” I should refer to the one in the dock as “she”.’

After finding Wolf guilty of assault by beating, Mr Grant ordered the pretty blonde man in a woman’s hat to pay a fine of £150 plus £30 to his victim to help with the cost of the camera and prosecution costs of £250.

‘No, no!’ said the Queen. ‘Sentence first – verdict afterwards.’

‘Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly.

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