Rotherham split over Sarah Champion’s Sun article about sex abuse
While some applaud her for speaking out, the town’s sizeable Pakistani community feels betrayed by their MP
Some stop to applaud Sarah Champion in the street for having the courage to speak out. Others who thought they knew their MP are left wondering.
Taiba Yasseen, a Labour councillor for Rotherham town centre, has been a staunch ally of Champion since she pitched her hat into the parliamentary ring. But Yasseen never anticipated Champion writing a piece for the Sun that has left some in the South Yorkshire town, with its significant British Pakistani population, feeling betrayed. “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls,” said the story’s introduction.
Children ‘sacrificed’ for political correctness: Jeremy Corbyn attacked for censoring MPs
A DETECTIVE last night defended Sarah Champion, the Labour MP forced to resign from Jeremy Corbyn’s team last week for speaking out about grooming gangs
The shadow equalities minister was ousted from her role after writing: “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls. There. I said it.”Maggie Oliver, a former detective constable who worked on the Rochdale Asian grooming case, said the resignation acted as a “warning shot” to anyone prepared to put their career on the line by admitting the issue despite cultural and racial sensitivities.She said: “Generations of children have been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.
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