Pickles to consider governance changes at Rotherham – Local Government Lawyer

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Skywalker brought this to my attention, thanks. I am sure some readers would appreciate reading this article for themselves, it is on the Local Government Lawyer, website Pickles to consider governance changes at Rotherham as commissioners named The commissioners sent … Continue reading

Sandwell – More problems for Labour

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Breaking news: Under-fire Sandwell Council deputy leader resigns UNDER-FIRE deputy leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Mahboob Hussain has resigned his cabinet position. After months of withstanding pressure the Oldbury councillor, who has been the subject of a police investigation since … Continue reading

Ukip’s getting very excited!

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Ukip’s getting very excited about a poll result. That might be a mistake… It’s not very hard to get a pollster to tell you what you want to hear http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/11440174/Ukips-getting-very-excited-about-a-poll-result.-That-might-be-a-mistake….html this isn’t bad either No major party has a plausible … Continue reading

News Saturday 28 February

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Rotherham councillor’s retirement ‘not linked’ to critical child sex report http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/rotherham-councillor-s-retirement-not-linked-to-critical-child-sex-report-1-7130010 Webcast of RMBC Commissars meeting yesterday up soon here http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts Yorkshire rail passengers promised better trains – after civil servant tries to block them http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/politics-and-election-news/yorkshire-rail-passengers-promised-better-trains-after-civil-servant-tries-to-block-them-1-7129190 Sarah Champion On becoming … Continue reading

Questions for Jahangir Akhtar

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Following up on the report in this weeks Advertiser regarding Jahangir Akhtar’s taxi licence suspension, we have a number of direct questions for Jahangir: What did you know about the uses of taxis for CSE in the late 90’s and … Continue reading

In the land of UKIP

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live coverage of the UKIP spring conference http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2015/feb/27/nigel-farage-speaks-at-ukips-spring-conference-politics-live-blog Nigel Farage Requests Police Bodyguards For Ukip General Election Campaign http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/26/nigel-farage-ukip-police-protection_n_6763532.html?utm_hp_ref=uk Ukip’s Nigel Farage Delivers Barnstorming Speech In Washington… To An Empty Room http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/26/nigel-farage-delivers-barnstorming-speech-in-america-to-a-half-empty-room_n_6765316.html?utm_hp_ref=ukip Nigel Farage travels to Washington to address a … Continue reading

The Sarah Champion fan club is out in force today – even Cameron PM asks to meet her

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Rotherham MP describes town’s child protection funding as ‘drop in the ocean’ http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/26/rotherham-mp-describes-outreach-funding-as-drop-in-the-ocean MP calls for dedicated centre to support victims of child sex abuse in Rotherham http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/mp-calls-for-dedicated-centre-to-support-victims-of-child-sex-abuse-in-rotherham-1-7129183 Call for abuse victims to get ‘disaster’ funds http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/politics-and-election-news/call-for-abuse-victims-to-get-disaster-funds-1-7128800 PM demands action … Continue reading

Late News – Rotherham’s disgrace goes international

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The International Business Times, no less! Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Police make 3 new arrests South Yorkshire Police have made three arrests in connection with high-profile sex abuse rings operating in Rotherham, as well as similar cases in Sheffield. … Continue reading

Labour, Biraderi, Corruption and Child Sexual Abuse: Joining up the Dots

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This piece published previously, the best article I have seen on the subject of biraderism as it relates to Rotherham. Seems appropriate also, because Len Tingle uttered the word, not to be spoken out loud, Biraderism! Live on Look North, … Continue reading