Sarah Champion forced out of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet after warning Pakistani men are raping white girls
Jeremy Corbyn has forced one of his senior ministers to resign after she claimed that some Pakistani men groom and rape young white girls, it has emerged.
Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham and former shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, was asked to resign after writing an article in The Sun newspaper warning that more must be done to stop gangs of Pakistani men targeting young girls for sex.
Issuing a desperate plea she called on the Government to investigate why so many men who share the same cultural background are behind bars for abusing young girls.
But following the Labour leader’s demand Ms Champion stepped down from Mr Corbyn’s top team.
Labour MP Sarah Champion resigns as Jeremy Corbyn’s equalities spokesperson over ‘Pakistani rapists’ article
The Labour MP faced criticism for a newspaper column which warned of the “problem” of Pakistani men raping white girls
A Labour MP has resigned as Jeremy Corbyn’s equality spokesperson after trying to disown a newspaper article in her name about the “problem” of Pakistani men raping white girls, despite telling editors she was “thrilled” with it.
Sarah Champion claimed the article, published in the Sun had been altered and “stripped of nuance”.
Her staff did say she was “mortified” about one aspect of the article, however – that they had used an old picture of Champion.
But leaked emails show the Rotherham MP’s team had seen a finished version of the article and fully approved it, saying she was “absolutely thrilled with it.”
Yesterday, she added her name to a letter to the Sun, complaining about a Trevor Kavanagh column on the same subject, which ended with the phrase: “What will we do about The Muslim Problem?”.
Sarah Champion resigns as Labour equalities spokesperson after writing Sun article on British Pakistani men
Ms Champion came under fire after writing an article in The Sun newspaper, under the provocative headline: ‘British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls – and it’s time we faced up to it’
Labour’s Shadow equalities minister Sarah Champion has resigned from her frontbench position following a row over an article she wrote in the Sun newspaper, claiming British Pakistani men are “raping and exploiting white girls”.
In a statement the Rotherham MP said she apologised for any offence cause by “the extremely poor choice of words” which appeared in the tabloid newspaper five days’ ago.
Labour frontbencher Sarah Champion quits over article warning of ‘problem’ with ‘British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls’
- Sarah Champion has apologised and resigned as shadow equalities minister
- Apologised for ‘choice of words’ in article on targeting of white girls for abuse
- Had faced a backlash from activists on Twitter who demanded Corbyn sack her
A Labour frontbencher has quit after writing an article warning about a ‘problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls’.
Sarah Champion apologised for her ‘extremely poor choice of words’ as she announced her departure.
The resignation comes after a backlash from activists on Twitter who had urged Jeremy Corbyn to sack her.
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