It's time for politicians, parents and campaigners to stop "burying their heads in the sand" and accept that there was a conspiracy to take over Birmingham schools, a city MP has warned.

Speaking as the Government prepares to publish the findings on Tuesday of its own inquiry into the Trojan Horse affair, MP Khalid Mahmood (Lab Perry Barr) said a council investigation had proved a conspiracy existed.

Ministers must act to ensure schools are ready to receive pupils when the new school year begins in September without any further controversy or disruption to their education, Mr Mahmood said.

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