Ben Summerskill

Former Stonewall chief takes to Twitter after Equality Dinner snub 2

24 Mar 2014 | Vibeka Mair

Former chair of Stonewall and Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the charity’s former chief executive Ben Summerskill after he posted a series of remarks on Twitter during the charity’s Equality Dinner.


Former Stonewall chief takes to Twitter after Equality Dinner snub

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