The Yorkshire Post says: The MP now in fear of her life. Death threats undermine politics

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EVEN though there have always been occasions when politicians, and other public figures, have had to take additional security and safety steps, the current abuse being meted out to MPs, as well as their families and staff, marks a depressing … Continue reading

Criticising Muslims doesn’t make you a racist

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Activists who have denounced Rotherham’s MP are trying to shut down debate about real problems in their community David Aaronovitch Last year, Sarah Champion resigned as Labour’s equalities spokeswoman after writing an article for The Sun about child sex grooming … Continue reading

Ruthlessly Silenced

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By lying to ourselves, more vulnerable girls are put at risk BRITISH author Frances Hardinge once wrote: “Truth is dangerous. It topples palaces and kills kings…And yet there is one thing that is more dangerous than Truth. Those who would … Continue reading

Far-right protests draining police resources, figures reveal

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South Yorkshire police forced to spend almost £5m since start of 2012 on keeping peace at demonstrations South Yorkshire police have spent nearly £5m on policing far-right protests since the beginning of 2012, figures have shown. Freedom of information requests … Continue reading

Sarah Champion: The deep scars of Orgreave show why we need to reform the justice system

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It is over 30 years since the events that have become known as the Battle of Orgreave, the clashes between police and pickets at the Orgreave Coking Works, in my constituency. Since that day, allegations surrounding the conduct of South Yorkshire Police … Continue reading