I am easy going about Caven and whatsername’s begrudging apologies for legally unfounded accusations they made about the local MP, regarding their failures and knowledge of CSE. The court will sort out more fulsome apologies in the near future, and I hear that a little cash may also be removed from a pocket.
I am less easy-going about their failure to apologise for their behaviour to the people of Rotherham and especially the victims of CSE.
The fact is they party politicised, as against politically analysed, CSE for what I can only imagine are purposes of increasing their vote. And in doing so appear to have made allegations that they cannot prove in court.
Shame on them. At a time when the Labour old guard, Police and some perpetrators are desperate to smear those demanding action on CSE what do they do? Give them evidence.
UKIP have gone CSE silly and giddy in the pre-election period, and I note several of them continuing unfair efforts to smear Sarah Champion. In doing so they add smoke, not light to efforts to bring perpetrators and their protectors to justice.
Yes, CSE is crucially important, and investigating CSE is far too important to be trusted to politicians.
It is time for to call an end to this attack by UKIP, whose incompetence makes them untrustworthy. For example…
Many have noted that Caven was on the Council way back at the time of the Risky Business report, and may have received a briefing on the extent of CSE. However, I am not calling for Cavens blood and fully accept that he probably just wasn’t listening at the time. But he was Labour then, I am certain that since then UKIP have washed out his ears?
Yet his acolytes still seem intent upon suggesting that Sarah Champion, who didn’t arrive here until late 2012 is somehow up to her armpits in complicity….rubbish.
I ask for UKIP to acknowledge privately, if too proud to say it publicly that they may have done damage to the cause of the victims, and keep their mouths shut on the issue for this year.
Mary B Josephs