Mahroof Hussain with Paul Lakin, Simon Currie in Akbars

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Strange bedfellows celebrating or plotting comebacks, one wonders? This picture is a little older than I thought, it is from last year in fact. Left to right Paul Lakin, Butt, Simon Currie and Mahroof Hussain. I was reminded of these … Continue reading

With a little help from his ‘friends’?

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Barry Dodson, the Ex-Labour Councillor, Ex-Mayor (for three weeks) and currently a non-party member, is standing for the Council as an Independent for Rotherham East Ward. Normally in cases where they stand against official Labour candidates, their vote is likely … Continue reading

Rotherham councillor accused of rape

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Rotherham councillor accused of rape A victim in the Rotherham grooming trial told police she was raped by an influential politician linked to three brothers jailed yesterday for a campaign of child abuse in the town which a judge called … Continue reading

Jahangir Akhtar: kingpin who ‘had influence over police’

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This little gem from the Andrew Norfolk Archive, points the way to the ‘nub of the issue’. Readers may also wish to read this for some more background: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/akhtara-spider-at-the-centre-of-the-taxi-trade-web/ Organised Crime, Azad Kashmir* & Child Sexual Exploitation https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/organised-crime-azad-kashmir-child-sexual-exploitation/ and: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/rotherham-a-scary-place-where-the-police-can-no-longer-be-trusted/Continue reading

Two aspects to corruption and organised crime…

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Those who commit the crimes, and those who know, but keep quiet….letting the criminals get away with it. There are a lot of complaints from those who say they are now suffering because of the crimes by the few. Saying … Continue reading

Some reflections on the strike

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It is decision day for the changes to taxi requirements tomorrow. Yesterdays strike by Rotherham taxi drivers and a protest by taxi drivers, planned for tomorrow, is a last ditch attempt to influence Commissionner Ney’s decision and is wrong at … Continue reading

Labour’s Entrist Infiltrators

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I must say I find the Labour Party difficult to fathom? First they go in to full denial mode then they fail to mention it on election materials and now it seems, Labour are not even fielding their own candidates … Continue reading