Gender changes for 13-year-olds should be “taken seriously”

A top Labor MP has said 13-year-old children should be “taken seriously” if they claim they want to change gender.

Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan and Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow secretary, suggested the Government should remove the “red tape” and “barriers” that stand in the way of children changing gender.

When pressed on whether she believes 13-year-olds should be able to change gender, she told Times Radio as reported by The Telegraph: “I think they deserve to be taken seriously.”

“Eighteen is very much the age where we think young people become adults and can make decisions for themselves,” Nandy said. “But we have inconsistencies in the law in this country. We believe, for example, that there are certain things you can do at the age of 12, such as the criminal minimum age.”

“When I talk to teenagers in my constituency, I have some who have gone through this process, since the age of 13, are now 19, and have just been able to access treatment,” she continued. “We have to get rid of the bureaucracy, get rid of the obstacles. We are failing an entire generation of people.”

Although Nandy is likely to serve in Sir Keir Starmer’s cabinet if elected prime minister, the left appears divided on the issue of children, with Starmer saying he felt the 16-year-old was still too young. to legally change one’s gender.

Nandy has previously expressed radical views on gender, including calling for biological men to be allowed into women’s prisons if they identify as women, regardless of the crimes they have committed, such as rape or sexual assault.

It comes as the left-wing controlled local Scottish government, which operates in the same way as a state government in the US, has clashed with Rishi Sunak’s administration in Westminster over the issue of children and transgenderism. Nicola Sturgeon’s ruling far-left separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) saw its bid to allow children as young as 16 to legally change gender blocked by Sunak’s government earlier this week.

Meanwhile, four members of the Labor Party have been criticized for attending a demonstration alongside transgender ex-convict Sarah-Jane Baker, who spent 30 years behind bars for the attempted murder of another inmate after being jailed for kidnapping and torturing a relative .

Left-wing MPs Angela Eagle, Llyod Russell-Moyle, Nadia Whittome and Olivia Blake denied sharing a seat with a convicted criminal.

A party spokesman said: “MPs attended the demonstration at the invitation of the organisers, London Trans Pride. They were there for only a few minutes, gave their speeches and immediately left to vote. None of the MPs who attended were aware of Sarah Jane Baker or her previous comments, they never had any interaction with her, nor did they hear any comments she made during the demonstration.

On the other hand, the recordings posted online from the Tottenham Conservatives’ Twitter page appeared to show MPs standing and listening to Baker admit he was a convicted criminal.

Harry Miller, who also filmed the protest, said Daily mail: “Labour has gone from championing the working class to championing a minority cause led by the sad, the dangerous and the deluded. They should not be anywhere near power.”

Follow Kurt Zindulka on Twitter here @KurtZindulka

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *