‘Parents are scared to say the wrong thing’ - Bev Turner blasts cancel culture amid trans kids debate

‘Parents are scared to say the wrong thing’ - Bev Turner blasts cancel culture amid trans kids debate
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 14/09/2023

- 14:58

Updated: 14/09/2023

- 15:04

Bev Turner has reacted to Children's Commissioner for England Rachel de Souza’s calls for guidance on transgender pupils to be published for schools.

Speaking on Britain’s Newsroom, GB News presenter shared her thoughts on the plans with Conservative MP Esther McVey.

Bev said: “The problem is we live in a world now where parents worry so much about what other parents think and what other teachers think and everybody's trying to do the right thing. It's all very well-intentioned.

“But when my kids come home and they'll say we've got a non binary child in my class, I obviously want to kind of roll my eyes and go, well, you know there might be a bit more going on there than you realise. And what do you think that means? What does non binary mean? And I can have that conversation with them.”

Esther McVey responded: “I do believe that we need to have some clear guidance for that. But whilst it isn't there, I would always say the first principle is that parents are responsible for their children and parents have the first duty to their children.

“Therefore, whatever a child does is with consent of their parents and that's what the schools need to do. And that is your first point of principal.”

Turner continued: "It's such a new territory for us. They don't know what to say about that child who is dictating a lot of the ideology and the non-scientific thinking in that environment that parents need that leadership as well. I think the majority of parents want to be on side with the old fashioned notion of boys and girls.

"But we're scared to say the wrong thing and we need head teachers to take the lead. And the head teachers need the authorities to tell them what they can and can't say.”

Watch the discussion in full above.

Tune in to Britain’s Newsroom, Monday to Friday from 9:30am, only on GB News.

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