An MP has said the Government must take a lead in combatting the pervasive influence of transgender ideology in schools. After publicly criticising the “extreme ideologies” of Stonewall and Mermaids recently, Miriam Cates MP said many parents had been in touch to complain about trans activists brainwashing their children. During a House of Commons debate, the MP said the promotion of radical gender ideology in schools “is having terrible consequences” and that “teachers and pupils are afraid to speak out”.