WOKE culture in schools is driving kids to self-harm and suicide, a Tory MP blasted today.
At the National Conservatism Conference in Westminster, Miriam Cates claimed “hope is diminishing for young people” because they’re being taught Britain is racist and humanity is killing earth.
There is no evidence to suggest this is the case.
The Penistone and Stocksbridge MP also risked a major row as she argued “cultural Marxism” is “destroying children’s souls”.
The far-right conspiracy theory has been criticised for having anti-Jewish connotations.
It argues intellectuals are trying to indoctrinate the public with communist views to destroy free speech and democracy.
Ms Cates said: “When culture, schools and universities openly teach that our country is racist, our heroes are villains, humanity is killing the Earth, you are what you desire… is it any wonder that mental health conditions, self-harm and suicide, and epidemic levels of anxiety and confusion characterise the emerging generation?
“Liberal individualism has proven to be completely powerless to resist the cultural Marxism that is systematically destroying our children’s souls.”
She added: “We must end the indoctrination of our children with destructive and narcissistic ideologies, instead protecting childhood, training children in the timeless virtues and teaching them how to love our country.”
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Lord John Mann, the PM’s antisemitism tsar, blasted Ms Cates for using the term cultural marxism.
He told The Sun: “It’s not a very clever thing for an MP to say. It’s a conspiracy theory carried against Jewish people.
“It’s very unwise and it’s dangerous for any MP to use it in this country. People in Miriam’s constituency of Penistone and Stockbridge are plain speaking. This isn’t plain speaking. It’s problematic and she shouldn’t use it.”
Senior Jewish Labour MP Margaret Hodge told the Jewish News: ”It shows what a long journey we still have to travel, when MPs such as this can make such thoughtless contributions which are indeed offensive to Jewish people.”
Over the past few months Ms Cates has led the Tory MP charge against sex education in schools.
The MP recently hit out at teachers for telling pupils there are 72 genders, and teaching them about different sex positions from a young age.
The Department for Education has since launched an independent review into how sex and relationships are taught.
You’re Not Alone
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm
Across the next three days socially Conservative Tory MPs will gather at the QEII Centre for the UK’s first National Conservatism Conference.
At the event this morning ex-minister Jacob Rees-Mogg attacked Rishi Sunak for introducing free childcare for kids aged nine months to three years old.
He argued the policy is anti-Conservative, anti-family and “hostile to the building blocks of society”.
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This afternoon Home Secretary Suella Braverman will address the conference.
She’ll argue that tackling the unsustainable number of migrants should not be seen as racist.