Amy Gallagher, a registered mental health nurse with the NHS, is suing the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust—which covers mental health in North London—for racial and religious discrimination and for associated harassment. The woke ideology of this NHS trust branded her as defective due to her "whiteness" and because of her Christian beliefs, which were considered racist by definition.
She discusses this important test case with David Scott and explains how the Tavistock targeted her beliefs, such as Christianity, and introduced cultural Marxist ideology into the teaching curriculum.
This is, of course, the neo-Marxist Critical Race Theory being applied in the UK's taxpayer-funded National Health Service.
In this discussion, Amy Gallagher discusses her experiences of encountering this ideological bias in the teaching she was receiving (and was paying for), and the nature of the response that her questioning of this narrative received from the management of her employer.
David and Amy explore the nature of Cultural Marxism's ideas, the deceptive use of language in its tropes, and the underlying beliefs—themselves religious in nature—that propel this subversion of our institutions ever onwards. The fact that it is the field of education—in this case, medial education—that highlights this issue is not accidental, since these ideas, initially developed in the field of law, have taken root in education more than in any other part of society. Through that field, woke ideology is shaping young minds in schools and the next generation of professionals and leaders at universities and in institutions such as this NHS Trust.
When Amy complained about the Tavistock's singling out of a race and singling out of a religion for criticism in their course lectures and tutorials, she was deemed vexatious and her words were considered to be traumatising. She was placed on a disciplinary path that could lead to expulsion. She found herself alone in the institution, and found essentially no support from either her fellow students or from the teaching staff.
Eventually, Amy decided to make a stand legally, and she raised an action against the Trust for discrimination. Freedom of belief is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
She has since received overwhelming support from the public for her position, and her crowdfunder raising cash for legal expenses has raised a substantial sum already; donations to it continue.
Others within the NHS share Amy Gallagher's concerns but are too frightened to speak out, fearing for their jobs. The nature of NHS counselling and therapy itself is being transformed by an ideology that has captured many (perhaps even most) institutions in our nation. It is an ideology rooted in deception and coercion, fear and false pride. It is a belief system we will all need to learn to recognise and fight against.
That is why this case is so important and why supporting Amy is so vital.
Amy Gallagher is fighting back, and she joins David to discuss why and how.