A manifesto for the next Labour Leadership battle?

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Does this intervention from MP Dan Jarvis, indicate a political platform he might be running on for the next Labour Leadership contest? Trouble is this is the New/Blue Labour way of looking at things, in a party that is about … Continue reading

Who ‘owns’ a political party?…..

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…..Or. Reflections on the weakness at the heart of political parties. This question always seems to get confused when being answered , by members of any political party, because it depends on your viewpoint. Those who occupy elected positions, always … Continue reading

Jahangir Akhtar: kingpin who ‘had influence over police’

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This little gem from the Andrew Norfolk Archive, points the way to the ‘nub of the issue’. Readers may also wish to read this for some more background: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/akhtara-spider-at-the-centre-of-the-taxi-trade-web/ Organised Crime, Azad Kashmir* & Child Sexual Exploitation https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/organised-crime-azad-kashmir-child-sexual-exploitation/ and: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/rotherham-a-scary-place-where-the-police-can-no-longer-be-trusted/Continue reading

Apna Haq could fold after losing key contract

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Domestic violence charity could fold after losing key contract A DOMESTIC violence charity says it faces closure after losing a funding contract it held for 11 years. Apna Haq, based on Moorgate Road, supports Asian women and their children who … Continue reading

Cough, splutter and choke?

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Ofsted chief who quit over Rotherham abuse lands new job A FORMER Ofsted chief forced to apologise for failures in detecting the abuse of 1,400 children in Rotherham has landed a new job — and a £75,000 pay-off. John Goldup … Continue reading

Mushin Ahmed – Hate crime!

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Family speak of heartbreak as detectives confirm they are treating attack on Rotherham pensioner as a hate crime Detectives believe a pensioner could have been attacked in Rotherham because he was on his way to morning prayers dressed in traditional … Continue reading