Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from frontbench after The Sun article on grooming gangs

ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary after a controversial article in a national newspaper caused a storm and led to her receiving death threats.

Ms Champion has stood down from her frontbench role following the row over an article in The Sun newspaper, in which she claimed that British Pakistani men are “raping and exploiting white girls”.

In a statement she apologised for any offence caused by “the extremely poor choice of words”, which appeared in the paper on Friday.

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BREAKING: Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from shadow cabinet over British Pakistani grooming gangs column

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the ‘extremely poor choice of words’ she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs.

Confirming her resignation this afternoon, Ms Champion said: “I apologise for the offence caused by the extremely poor choice of words in The Sun article on Friday.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/breaking-rotherham-mp-sarah-champion-resigns-from-shadow-cabinet-over-british-pakistani-grooming-gangs-column-1-8706415

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs.

The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.”

She has now apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he had accepted her resignation.

Ms Champion’s article was written after 17 men were convicted of forcing girls in Newcastle to have sex.

Mostly British-born, they were from Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iranian and Turkish communities.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40952224

Sarah Champion MP resigns from Jeremy Corbyn front bench after controversial Sun article

Labour’s shadow equality minister has resigned in the face of intense backlash to a newspaper column in which she claimed: “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”.

Sarah Champion, the MP for Rotherham, wrote a piece for The Sun last Friday in which she attacked inaction over what she called the “horrifying problem” of child sexual abuse by British Pakistani grooming gangs.

She wrote: “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls. There. I said it. Does that make me a racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is?”

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/sarah-champion-mp-resigns-from-jeremy-corbyn-front-bench-after-controversial-sun-article-bcfjddzbw

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17 thoughts on “Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from frontbench after The Sun article on grooming gangs

  1. I wish this country had a Parliament full of people Like Sarah champion, just a shame she felt she had to apologize for saying what the majority of the country think. She gets my vote and i wish she could step in to sort out Eastwood once and for all, I’d defiantly help her ,

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  2. “The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.”

    She has now apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister.”

    What exactly is poor about the choice of words?

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  3. I apolgise for the offence of calling a pakistani rapist a pakistani rapist, seems she as fell out with her pakistani….. friends !

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  4. Champion is typical of the problem that we have with politicians in the UK, which is why the public hold them in contempt.
    In one word – no backbone when it comes to putting up two fingers to the accepted dogma of multiculturalism, but simply bow down and mouth the accepted mantra.

    Of course, what Champion said was not entirely correct, because what we have is a muslim Third World problem – most muslim immigration into the UK has come from Pakistan and Bangladesh makes it a “Pakistani problem” . In fact, if most immigration had come from Morocco, like Holland, we would have a “Moroccan problem” – they have a similar grooming problem with their white girls and Moroccan “Lover Boys” – the methodology of CSE is the same as Pakisatni-heritage groomers in the UK.

    But , back to the point, if Champion had any integrity and self-respect , rather than having her eye on ther own future as MP, she would be fighting her corner and shouting
    ” I will not RESIGN for speaking the truth , and I will continue to speak the truth and challenge anyone to debate the facts The time has come to speak the politically uncorrect truth and face the issues”.
    However, what we have is yet another example of a spineless self-interested sycophant and hypocrite that masquarades as a representative of the public.

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  5. This issue is so serious I believe Sarah Chamion should resign her Labour whip and precipitate a by election – and either stand as an Independent or endorse someone who will. She has done a great job on cse. But the Labour Party are standing in the way of addressing this very, very serious issue (as they always have).

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