Scottish Ministers, Lobbying Groups and Public Money
SNP ministers fund Stonewall with lots of public money - even though Stonewall is already a powerful, well-resourced lobbying group.
.@theSNP have broken their election pledge over GRA reform. FoIs reveal that @ShonaRobison has only met with EN/STA, Stonewall Scot, LGBT Youth & LGBT Health and Wellbeing.— For Women Scotland (@ForwomenScot) January 3, 2022
So only funded lobbyists and no women's orgs. Women matter too!https://t.co/EVjFJhUTQC
The way things work is that Stonewall gets privileged access to Scottish Ministers and, surprise surprise, subsequent Scottish Government policy begins to align itself closely with the policies of Stonewall.
For example, by removing the word 'mother' from the Scottish Government's maternity policy - see post below from 26 November 2021.
Does this strike anyone else as very odd and in urgent need of independent investigation, as a follow up to the eye-opening BBC series Nolan Investigates Stonewall
Secrecy, Stonewall and Scottish Ministers (November 26, 2021)