JK Rowling’s publisher asked transgender activists to edit court report covering free speech ruling

  • Ian Yule has resigned after his court report was edited by charity Mermaids
  • The 72-year-old’s article was edited at the invitation of Hodder Education
  • He resigned from the editorial board of A-level Law Review magazine

JK Rowling’s publisher invited a transgender activist group to edit a court report covering a free speech ruling.

The writer of the legal article said it was ‘effectively destroyed’ due to extensive feedback from trans rights charity Mermaids.

The move by Hodder Education, part of Hachette, saw Ian Yule resign as chairman of the editorial board of A-level Law Review magazine, for which the article was written.

Mr Yule’s article was a summary of a case in which the police were likened to ‘the Gestapo or the Stasi’ for their response to an accusation that businessman Harry Miller, 55, had posted transphobic tweets.

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