Rishi Sunak has pledged to tackle “woke nonsense” and “leftist agitators”.
Announcing his latest policies as he battles to become leader of the Tories, he said he would ‘safeguard our common cultural, historical and philosophical heritage’.
He added: “What’s the point of stopping the bulldozers in the greenbelt if we allow left-wing agitators to take a bulldozer on our history, our traditions and our core values?
“Whether it’s tearing down statues of historical figures, replacing the school curriculum with anti-British propaganda, or rewriting the English language so we can’t even use words like ‘man,'” wife” or “mother” without being told that we are offending someone?
“We are not the aggressors, we have no interest in waging a so-called culture war.
“But we are determined to end the brainwashing, the vandalism and the accusations.
“Too often, existing legislation is used to engage in social engineering that no one has consented to.
“The worst offender in this regard is the Equality Act 2010, designed during the scorching days of the last Labor government.
“He is a Trojan horse that has allowed all sorts of woke nonsense to permeate public life.
“This must stop. My government would review the law to ensure we maintain legitimate protections while stopping mission creep.
“Our laws must protect free speech, prevent biological men from competing in women’s sport, and ensure children are allowed to be children.”