Labour plans for sex education lessons beginning when children are just five are “a disgrace,” said Pendle MEP and UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall.
“Children deserve their innocence, which is precious and already under attack from every direction. It needs to be protected not defiled by those tasked with their care,” he said.
“If Tristram Hunt (Shadow Education Secretary) thinks this is a progressive move he is totally wrong and his justification that it will help tackle homophobic bullying is just politically correct nonsense.
“He speaks of ‘age appropriate’ sex education. Well quite frankly it is not appropriate at all at such a tender age. It cannot be right that one minute they are in nursery happily playing and the next they are behind a desk being taught about adult sexual behaviour,” said Mr Nuttall, the party’s Education spokesman.
“This proposal is just further evidence of how out of touch Labour is with the families they purport to represent and a very good reason not to vote for them.”