Labour’s Embarrassment Complete?

On Wednesday the Times Chief Investigative Reporter, Andrew Norfolk, broke another very embarrassing story concerning Rotherham and it’s turbulent Labour peer!

Featuring Lord Ahmed and some of his pretty outrageous views. On this occasion spoken by himself and broadcast on television, last year in Pakistan.

Rothpol would be very grateful for some scans from the Times, Wednesday and Thursdays editions, so that anyone who missed them can read the sorry tale for themselves, if any reader could oblige?

Meanwhile, as a warm up, I thought readers might like to review these links to stories that made it into the local and national press and media last week:

From the BBC: Labour peer Lord Ahmed suspended after ‘Jewish claims’

The Advertiser: Rotherham peer suspended over new controversy

The Star: Peer suspended by Labour

Yorkshire Post: Labour suspends Yorkshire peer over ‘Jewish conspiracy’ slur

The Telegraph: Busy people text while driving, claimed Peer jailed over fatal crash

The Independent: ‘There’s no place for anti-Semitism in the Labour party’: Ed Miliband condemns Lord Ahmed over claims he blamed imprisonment on ‘Jewish conspiracy’

The Guardian: Labour suspends Muslim peer after reports of antisemitic comments

New Statesman: Lord Ahmed accused of blaming Jewish media owners for his prison sentence

Mirror: Labour peer suspended over claims he blamed Jewish plot for being jailed after fatal car crash

Evening Standard: Labour suspend Lord Ahmed over ‘Jewish conspiracy’ claims

Daily Mail: Labour suspends controversial peer over claims he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his dangerous driving jail sentence

At Rotherham Politics, we are left scratching our heads at the activities of Lord Ahmed and his apparently limitless ability to cause such offence. We are also continually baffled and dismayed at the failure of the Labour Party to adequately deal with him!

This time, there must be no way back for this deeply flawed individual.

Oh, the answer to my question?

Not by a long chalk! Especially if the labour party continues to stick their heads in the sand and ignore Rotherham’s central problem that Naz Ahmed, Jahangir Akhtar and Mahroof Hussain exemplify!

With Sajid Bostan’s words still ringing in my ears, “We’ve fixed the Council, we’ve fixed the Police and we’ve fixed the Advertiser,” we have a lot to put right in our Town.

8 thoughts on “Labour’s Embarrassment Complete?

  1. More and more people want RESPECT PARTY in Rotherham, well done to Yvonne and without her she could not open the eyes of the community in Rotherham.


    • Yvonne is our leader.
      We hope we have ten ppl like Yvonne in the country.
      The whole country needs a leader like Yvonne Ridley what she has done in Rotherham, No other person in the history of Rotherham has ever done.
      That’s what you call a leader.
      Well done Yvonne.


  2. Flattered as I am by the comments, the real success story in Rotherham is the founding of a Respect branch by a dedicated group of diverse local people who are committed to socialist values, principles and beliefs and want to see a better future for Rotherham which today is in the hands of knaves and fools from New Labour.
    Having fur-lined their own deep pockets for long enough they are now worried about their own futures – and with good reason.
    When Respect is ready to field candidates in the next council elections I hope the good people of Rotherham will turn out and vote for them – as for the General Election, the Respect candidate will be decided and announced by the local branch which is as it should be.


  3. well said Yvonne !!!!!!!!!
    These councillors living in Rotherham ARE NOT WORTH LOOKING AT!!!!!
    Yvonne your a role model for the people of Rotherham and the whole country we will support Yvonne where ever she goes in the UK.


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