Plans for a ban on gay conversion therapy look set to be ditched amid government concerns about the potential unintended consequences.
Boris Johnson pledged to ban the discredited practice during the 2019 election campaign, but the process has been mired in delay.
Gosh, why is yet another Boris promise biting the dust? Well...
Some ministers are said to be concerned that the ban could have 'unintended consequences' for parents and teachers dealing with trans children. Campaigners have warned that a badly-worded ban could leave teachers open to court action if they tell children not to use opposite-sex toilets or prevent boys competing in girls' sport.
Heh! I do so love unforseen consequences!
Earlier this week, the Scottish government postponed a ban on conversion therapy amid warnings it could criminalise parents who question their child's wish to change gender.
Holyrood had promised to publish legislation by the end of 2023, but it was dropped from a new programme for government - the Scottish version of the King's Speech.
Listen, if even the bonkers Scottish government is calling a halt, it's time to admit it was never a starter in the first place.