Breaking News: Rotherham’s three Labour MPs have each won £54,000 High Court libel damages

Rotherham’s three Labour MPs have each won £54,000 High Court libel damages from Ukip Yorkshire and Humber MEP Jane Collins over remarks she made about the town’s child abuse scandal .

Judgement in full: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/barron-v-collins-2017-ewhc-162-qb.pdf

Jane Collins libel case: Three Labour Rotherham MPs awarded £54,000

Rotherham’s three Labour MPs have each won £54,000 High Court libel damages from UKIP MEP Jane Collins over remarks she made about the town’s child abuse scandal.

Ms Collins, who represents Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, claimed Sir Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion knew about child exploitation in the town but did nothing to intervene.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-38884762

UKIP MEP Jane Collins has been ordered to pay over £160,000 to the three Rotherham Labour MPs she libelled

Read on… https://order-order.com/2017/02/06/ukip-mep-pay-160000-rotherham-labour-mps/

Rotherham MPs win payout over Ukip abuse ‘libel’

ROTHERHAM’S three Labour MPs have each won £54,000 damages from a Ukip politician over remarks she made about the town’s child abuse scandal. Sir Kevin Barron, MP for Rother Valley, John Healey, who represents Wentworth and Dearne, and Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, sued Jane Collins, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire for libel and slander.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rotherham-mps-win-payout-over-ukip-abuse-libel-1-8373154

MEP ordered to pay £162,000 over libellous child sex abuse comments

MEP Jane Collins has been ordered to pay £162,000 in damages to Rotherham’s three MPs.

Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion are all entitled to £54,000 each from the UKIP MEP after remarks she made about Rotherham’s child abuse scandal were adjudged to be libellous.

She claimed in a 2014 conference speech that the MPs knew about child exploitation in the town but did nothing to intervene and failed in a court bid to prove she was entitled to MEPs’ immunity.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,mep-ordered-to-pay-162000-over-libellous-child-sex-abuse-comments_21479.htm

Ukip MEP to pay £162,000 damages to three MPs over child abuse scandal remarks

Ukip’s Jane Collins must pay a total of £162,000 in damages to Rotherham’s three Labour MPs over remarks she made about the town’s child abuse scandal.

Ms Collins, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, also faces a £196,000 costs bill after the long-running litigation came to an end at London’s High Court.

An interim payment of £120,000 costs plus the damages are to be paid within 21 days, said Mr Justice Warby on Monday.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/ukip-mep-to-pay-162-000-damages-to-three-mps-over-child-abuse-scandal-remarks-1-8372959

 

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30 Responses to Breaking News: Rotherham’s three Labour MPs have each won £54,000 High Court libel damages

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    I’m sure our whiter-than-white, we know nothing ‘innocent’ 3 MP’s will be only to happy to donate their damages awards to funds designed to protect vulnerable children. After all, they surely don’t want to be seen to profit from this scandal?
    Perish the thought.

    • reg reader says:

      I truly hope that they will, and donate it to the Jo Cox Foundation.

      • Parsonage says:

        I wasn’t aware that she had shown any interest in “Rotherham Model” CSE.

        • David says:

          One of the principal beneficiaries of the Io Cox fund is ‘Hope not Hate’ who campaign pretty hard to protect the multiculturalist blindfold that obscured the vision of the police and social services when dealing with the grooming scandal.

    • Linda Wheeler says:

      Hi Colin, Perjurers are not usually benevolent in nature are they….. I would be willing to grovel an apology if they gave away this ill gotten gain……
      Belated Happy healthy New Year to you and yours.

  2. reg reader says:

    BBC site
    Ms Collins faces an estimated costs bill of £196,000. She was ordered to make an interim payment of £120,000.
    That sum, plus the total of £162,000 damages, must be paid within 21 days.
    Ouch!

  3. Shadrack says:

    Yeah it should all be paid to the victims of CSE in rotherham help the council tax payers foot the bill cos thats what will eventually happen

    • reg reader says:

      “help the council tax payers foot the bill ”
      Presumably like me, you are council tax payer in Rotherham . You may wish to benefit from this court case, but I certainly don’t.

  4. Truth and Justice says:

    Like Cavan Vines – Collins will not pay

  5. Linda Wheeler says:

    Lying under oath is still called perjury…. isn’t it……

  6. Caven Vines says:

    Yes it is Linda and a prisonable offence I beleive

  7. Caven Vines says:

    Yes Linda justice is only for the ones who have the funds or get some one to fund it but I beleive what goes round comes round and the truth will come out and I will never stop fighting for the truth to come out as His honour Sir David Eady said about me in Court ( It is clear Mr Vines will fight to expose wrongdoing at any level and fight fearlessly for his constituents )
    And I don’t think the as the expression says The Fat Lady Has not yet Song

  8. Parsonage says:

    Considering they wanted £150k damages each it isn’t really an unalloyed verdict of confidence from the court.

    ” Barry Sheerman, who chaired the Commons Children, Schools and Families Committee – now the Education Select Committee – between 2007 and 2010, said he felt “guilty” about the Rotherham abuse scandal.
    The Labour MP for Huddersfield said MPs were aware vulnerable children were being sexual exploited “up and down the country”.
    He said: “We knew about that, we didn’t do enough about it. Members of this house, many of us, knew what was going on.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-29036742

    Sheerman knew years ago

    http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-mp-revealed-fears-child-7696251

    As for MacShane

    The Times reports him as having said: “I, like so many MPs, preferred to keep silent on some of the dirty secrets about bad practices in the Kashmiri Muslim community”, a community that supplies “vast resevoirs” of votes at election time.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/12/Rotherham-Kashmiri-Votes-For-Silence

    Funny the Julie Bindel article and the 2010 Rotherham case and the subsequent Andrew Norfolk follow up(plus what was bubbling under with Risky Business) didn’t ring any bells – but there you go

    Obviously the “many” MPs who “knew what was going on” didn’t include these 3 beneficiaries of the UK’s libel laws.

  9. Colin Tawn says:

    Sir Kev said “The scale of this brutality and violence acted out on our young people in the Rotherham borough has shocked me.
    “In the past 16 years I have only been approached by one family and their daughter who was an abused victim and asked for help.

    “I acted promptly and had meetings with the Rotherham police about the family’s concerns in relation to the apparent lack of investigation and conviction”.
    http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,sir-kevin-barron-criticises-police-over-child-grooming_8900.htm

    See the difference? Only one case reported to him which is very different to how many cases was he aware of?
    Not me Guv, never talk to my daughter. I’m a Knight of the Realm y’know.

  10. David says:

    The MPs skewered Collins on a technicality. Had she said: I am told that or it is said… there would be no case to answer. As I have said before here having your ignorance of these events proved in court is no badge of honour. A sympathetic BBC will not point these trifles out one suspects.

  11. Parsonage says:

    “Only one case reported to him which is very different to how many cases was he aware of?”

    Relatively rare apparently

    “Sir Kevin added: “It now appears that this case was not a relatively rare one as I had thought and that the abuse by her attackers and subsequent failure of response by the very agencies whose role it was to protect her was a widespread situation and just the tip of the iceberg in terms of child sexual exploitation.”

    See no evil, hear no evil(or only a little bit) and speak no evil – the tip of the Labour iceberg of incuriosity

    “The issue of child sex abuse in Rotherham first came to light in November 2010 when five men from the town’s Asian community were jailed for sexual offences against underage girls.
    But suspicions were already growing that the scale of the town’s problem was far more widespread”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28934963

    At least Sheerman had the decency to admit he felt guilty

  12. S Thornton says:

    How can you stand in court and say you did not know about child sexual abuse, then say, afterwards, in a TV interview, that you had a case reported to you ?.
    Sounds very odd to me.

    • rothpol says:

      I believe he mentioned this in Court, it was knowledge of the ‘scale and scope’ they denied.

    • Doubtful says:

      Thought healy was very close to shaun wright and who supported him. He knew as did other cllrs who meet the 3 MPs regular.

      Cant think of a bigger burning issue to raise with their MPs for years?

      Agree it is Dereliction of duty and Safeguarding failure.

      What else are they allegedly not informing their MP and party member?

  13. Colin Tawn says:

    Copy of email sent to Sir Kev at 11:30am today:

    Dear Mr. Barron

    Will you confirm that you, Sarah Champion MP and John Healey MP will donate your damages awards from Jane Collins MEP to charities for the protection of vulnerable people or similar charities?
    It could be viewed as unethical and unprofessional if the monies were not donated.

    Yours faithfully.

    Should I order a large bag of popcorn while I wait for the reply?

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