Esther McVey, a contender for leadership of the Conservative Party, has faced criticism after she said parents should have the ‘final say’ on what their children learn about LGBT rights.
Prompting all rational parents to demand the right not to ever allow their children to be taught about the existence of McVey, who appears to have stumbled, blinking and bewildered, out of the late Victorian era and into the 21st century.
Her comments on the Sunrise breakfast show yesterday were set against the backdrop of weeks of protests outside some schools in Birmingham in reaction to them taking the very rational step of trying to teach children about the LGBT community.
The ‘No Outsiders’ aspect of the curriculum is now being re-written to ensure all pupils understand that there are many different views and lifestyles in modern Britain, but that the views of Esther McVey, MP for talking out of one’s arsehole, belong in the past and should be heartily mocked for being so daft.
Her intervention was criticised by former education secretary Justine Greening, who told her Tory colleague: “You can’t pick and choose on human rights and equality. Children should understand a modern and diverse Britain they’re growing up in.”
To which Esther responded: “But what about the rights of the parents to bring up their children to be as bigoted about the gays as they are? The right to hold outrageous, outdated views is something that is at the core of the Tory party, and no university educated, sensible, sensitive teacher is going to undermine that by telling kids that all humans should be treated equally.”
Experts believe it is only a matter of time before Esther McVey issues an apology saying that although she doesn’t actually know any LGBT people, she would be happy to meet with one of them, on the condition she can wear a full HazMat suit to avoid any potential contamination.