I reproduce here the latest press release concerning the court case brought by Rotherham’s 3 MPs which took place today in Hull:
“Three Labour MPs who took UKIP MEP Jane Collins to court regarding the sexual exploitation of 1400 children in Rotherham today proved their motivation was financial.
On 6th February 2017 the Royal Courts of Justice awarded damages of £54,000 each to Sir Kevin Barron MP, John Healey MP and Sarah Champion MP as a result of comments made by Jane Collins MEP regarding the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham.
The Courts also ordered Ms Collins to make an additional interim payment of £120,000 to the MPs to cover their legal costs.
At the time of the hearing Labour MP Sarah Champion claimed she wanted the money “to give to local Rotherham charities which support abuse survivors” however a spokesperson for Ms Collins said today’s court hearing proved charity “cannot be the reason if there is no money to be handed over.”
Today in Hull the three Labour MPs attempted to exact payment of these significant amounts from Ms Collins. However, the Hull Court ordered that the MPs could not present a petition for bankruptcy against Ms Collins until 8th June and denied the politicians the further legal costs they requested.
In attempting to obtain the monies awarded to them Sir Kevin Barron MP, John Healey MP and Sarah Champion MP, who all retained their seats in the 2015 General Election after the comments were made, have also applied to the Royal Courts of Justice for a hearing at which Ms Collins will be questioned regarding her finances.”