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Leeds WPUK cancelled

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LiverpoolReSisters Fri 28-Sep-18 16:54:43

IMPORTANT NOTICE - It is with regret that we have to announce that our meeting in Leeds cannot go ahead due to late and unreasonable cancellation. We will be emailing attendees shortly with more information. We condemn this act of silencing women. More to follow.

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LiverpoolReSisters Fri 28-Sep-18 16:55:44

Check out @Womans_Place_UK’s Tweet:

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Floisme Fri 28-Sep-18 16:58:51

Very sorry to hear this. Please can you tell us the venue as I occasionally travel to Leeds and would hate to unknowingly give them my custom.

TurfClub Fri 28-Sep-18 17:00:12

This is Leeds City Council, you will be imprisoned if you don't give them your custom, if you live in Leeds. No choice.

WomenMakePurchasingDecisions Fri 28-Sep-18 17:02:16


I have no words. It’s a FUCKING MEETING.

SunsetBeetch Fri 28-Sep-18 17:07:43

Made aware by whom? Obviously didn't bother to check WPUK's website

Anlaf Fri 28-Sep-18 17:08:04

The council cancelled it? That really really is outrageous.

Pinned tweet on Leeds Council twitter:

A century after the first women in the UK got the vote, next week's @LightNightLeeds will see #Suffragettes Leonora Cohen & Mary Gawthorpe return to modern day #Leeds! The piece by @Projstudio sheds new light on these two truly extraordinary women #Vote100


Datun Fri 28-Sep-18 17:08:53

Jesus. This is insane.

stillathing Fri 28-Sep-18 17:09:09

This needs to make the news

MsMcWoodle Fri 28-Sep-18 17:09:34

Do you think that they did this on purpose? Did they take the booking with the idea of cancelling it at the last minute? So it would be too late to get anything else.
Leeds does not have a good reputation.

happydappy2 Fri 28-Sep-18 17:09:41

That is beyond shocking-why on earth can't women get together to discuss law policy that affects them negatively? On the plus side there must be some press mileage in this-it proves women are being silenced.

WichBitchHarpyTerfThatsMe Fri 28-Sep-18 17:10:00

We're meeting up in Leeds anyway.

Anlaf Fri 28-Sep-18 17:10:55

the views...are not in line with Leeds City Council's values on gender and equality

Anyone know if LCC is one of the "gender" equality policy councils who don't talk about sex?

OvaHere Fri 28-Sep-18 17:11:16

This isn't surprising at all. I've been expecting Leeds to go badly out of all the places these meetings have been held.

Leeds - Mermaids

Leeds - West Yorkshire Police

Join the dots.

crossparsley Fri 28-Sep-18 17:11:23

Leeds Council's 'values on gender and equality' are in clear conflict with the Equality Act. Bunch of vile-os. Happy to support a quick challenge to this nonsense.

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HandsOffMyRights Fri 28-Sep-18 17:12:20

It's despicable. Utterly cowardly.

The irony that the council celebrates that it's been 100 yrs since women were treated like shit for organising, silenced, pelted, force fed, beaten, berated, humiliated and labelled, that this council is basically abusing us again.

I'm so angry about this civil liberty being stripped. We need legal action now.

PetraDelphiki Fri 28-Sep-18 17:12:52


stillathing Fri 28-Sep-18 17:13:47

We're meeting up in Leeds anyway

Glad to hear it!

GulagsMyArse Fri 28-Sep-18 17:15:05

Jesus, this is appalling

TheBodyguardWasRubbish Fri 28-Sep-18 17:15:38

This looks very sinister & calculated. I think they planned to cancel all along & did so at the last minute in order to try to prevent the meeting going ahead.

MsMcWoodle Fri 28-Sep-18 17:15:51

So glad the meeting is going ahead!

Redkeyboard Fri 28-Sep-18 17:18:46

What views specifically Leeds Council?

Elletorro Fri 28-Sep-18 17:19:32

Get your soapboxes out Leeds lassies. The weathers good. Do it on the steps of the town hall.

Elletorro Fri 28-Sep-18 17:20:22

Someone can get hold of a mic and a loudspeaker and you’re away.


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