A parents’ organization opposing child transgenderism – allowing children undergo life-altering transgender medical procedures – has been blocked from opening a bank account with Metro Bank, according to reports.
The news comes just over a week after Brexit leader Nigel Farage had his bank account closed and was refused an account by nine other banks, which appears to be due to a response to right-wing or conservative-leaning beliefs.
The transgenderism-critical parents group Our Duty, representing over 2,000 parents opposed to children being encouraged into medically transitioning their gender, was refused a new account at the Metro Bank, The Telegraph reports.
Our Duty’s founder Keith Jordan said they were told by the bank they were not eligible for a business account due to the content of your website conflicts with the culture and ideas we are pushing”.
Metro Bank, the UK’s seventh-largest bank, joined far-left LGBTQ+ Stonewall charity’s ‘Diversity Champion’ scheme, which holds a “significant degree of influence” over the firms that sign up, according to the government’s Information Commissioner.
The news came after Brexit leader Nigel Farage revealed that nine banks have refused to have him as a customer because he is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP).
Farage’s previous bank, Coutts, leaked to the BBC that their decision was due to falling below the financial threshold of having one million deposited in the bank.
Farage criticized the bank for leaking his private financial information.
Farage said he had been below the threshold for some time with the issue.
The BBC’s Simon Jack acknowledged that many other bank customers had said their accounts were unaffected despite falling below the threshold.
Meanwhile, anglo-Russian aristocrat Alexandra Tolstoy alleged that the NatWest bank, which also owns Coutts, closed her account without justification.
Tolstoy, the daughter of former UKIP politician Count Nikolai Tolstoy, said she believed the decision resulted from her name.
“The irony is it’s like the Soviet Union. Only they would at least tell you what you are accused of,” she told the Telegraph.
“Even in the kangaroo courts of Stalin, you knew what you were being accused of,” she said.
“It is absolutely extraordinary that this is happening in this country. I have no idea what I’m being accused of; maybe it’s a mistake, maybe it’s my name.”