Just received this first report that goes to the heart of the issue, denial!
“I had a short but interesting conversation with an ex Labour Councillor.
According to him, the initiation of the Jay report from within RMBC was politically motivated by the then Chief Executive Martin Kimber.
He went on to say that Rotherham Labour were carrying out a holding action until after the general Election and he along with others were hopeful that the appointment of Commissioners would be reversed should Labour be elected into Government as (and I quote) “the appointment of Commissioners to run Rotherham Council was a typical shabby political trick by the Tories to undermine the Labour party”.
Still in denial or is it something we should be worried about if Labour get into power after the GE?”
and this report on the selection in Valley Ward, left as a comment, too good to miss:
“A new future? Really? Not based on the news I have just heard regarding “call me Dave”. Yes that’s right David Pickering or “Dave” has been selected to stand in Valley ward in May.How the hell can this happen? Not 4 weeks since the Casey report and already the parasites are crawling out from under their rocks. Yes this is the same Dave Pickering that attended the seminar back in 2005 and one would say well aware of the abuse in Rotherham. The Labour party still are seemingly very much in denial.”
Also from an anonymous contributor:
Tajmal Khan has been selected for Sitwell Ward!
Oh dear, that’s not one of their better choices, Moofy’s man indeed! Another biraderist on the make?
Update: Have Dave Pickering and Tajmal Khan been engaging in disinformation, mostly aimed at Labour fellow Panel Members as in, “this seat is mine so stay away” dirty tricks!
Nothing it would appear has changed, nor lessons learned.