Dear Rotherham Politics readers,
I have just been given this outrageous, but hardly surprising, piece of news from “my inside correspondent” that South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner candidates have tried to introduce the following two questions into the debate to be held at New York Stadium on 8 November.
1. The Hillsborough Enquiry.
2. The Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal.
And heyho, twang my bra-strap, guess what a surprise … they’ve been told “NO”. So we look like having another contrived and stage-managed event of a beauty contest.
This of course may not be in the least little bit disappointing to our Rovrum Laybah candidate, Shaun Da Sheep. Remember, he was RMBC Cabinet Member for Childrens’ & Young Peoples’ Services, and came in way over C&YPS budget during his stewardship by some millions of pounds.
All this begs the questions –
a – just what have they got to hide
b – just who are they intent on protecting
c – and more importantly and worryingly why?
This may yet develop into something at least as large as another high-profile sexual exploitation scandal that is growing just like Topsy.
Yours in abject disappointment,