Liz Truss has backed calls from an MP with an anti-LGBTQ+ record for police to start an investigation into Mermaids after the matter was raised at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.
During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, while the UK is ablaze thanks to the Tories, Tory MP Miriam Cates used her platform to ask Truss, “Over the past week, serious safeguarding failures by the children’s charity Mermaids have come to light, with revelations that the charity sent breast-flattening devices to young girls behind their parents’ backs, promoted harmful medical and surgical procedures to children and hired a trustee with links to paedophile organisations and a digital engagement manager who posted pornographic images online, including of himself dressed as a schoolgirl.
“For years, despite whistleblowers’ raising the alarm, Mermaids has had unfettered access to vulnerable children. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it has taken far too long for these concerns to be taken seriously, and does she also agree that it is high time there was a police investigation into the activities of Mermaids and its staff?
Truss replied, “It is very important that under-18s are able to develop their own decision-making capabilities and are not forced into any kind of activity.
“On the subject of the investigation that my hon. Friend raises, of course, those matters should be raised and looked at properly.”
At the end of 2021, she accused Stonewall and Mermaids of teaching children “dangerous and contested extreme ideologies”.
It is, sadly, always projection with these people.
One could also ask why, if Cates and her chums feel Mermaids should be reported by police they haven’t actually reported them to the police. Could it be because there is nothing reportable going on?
Cates was also previously on the board of The Philadelphia Network, an organisation that allegedly offered anti-gay conversion therapies.
You can read more about Cates’ involvement in the New Social Covenant Unit here.
The Daily Mail covered this matter in Thursday’s edition of their paper with numerous factual errors contained within their report.
The Daily Telegraph also covered it:
The Times also covered it:
You can learn more about what is really happening with Mermaids here and here.
None of the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph nor Times had any other trans-related stories on Thursday although the Times did also feature a letter from Tanya Carter and Tracy Shaw from the Safe Schools Alliance that read, “Sir, We were alarmed to read of the Department for Education’s planned “compromise” on “trans” policies (“Ministers seek compromise on transgender advice for schools”, Oct 10).
“It is irresponsible to compromise when it comes to child safeguarding. Single-sex facilities in schools are provided to ensure dignity, privacy and safety, and any exceptions may put students at risk.
“Furthermore, there is no serious scientific data to support the teaching of gender identity theory as fact, or any studies demonstrating the benefits of irreversible treatments involving experimental drugs and extreme surgeries.
“Schools and their regulators do not have the professional competence to diagnose gender dysphoria or the right to promote partisan political beliefs.”