Press Review Thursday 20 Novenber 2014


After all yesterday’s Ofsted activity I’ve as yet found little in the Press today regarding Rotherham.. Much in the press though about today’s Rochester by-election and rumours of 2 more Tory MPs defecting to UKIP. and a very interesting … Continue reading

Stop Press – Stories no one should miss!


South Yorkshire police commissioner Shaun Wright cancels public surgery PCC who refuses to resign in wake of Jay report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham says he had no appointments ______________________________ This one about who is going to head-up … Continue reading

More Bad News for Shaun Wright?


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The BBC is reporting on developments regarding the future shape of labour’s policy on policing. Not good news for our Shaun, I shouldn’t wonder? Click on image to read the full story: Previously: Bad News for Shaun Wright?

Bad News for Shaun Wright?


The Guardian website, is featuring this piece of bad news for our Labour Police & Crime commissioner, Shaun Wright! It would seem Labour is going to abolish them, should they form the government, after next years General Election: Scrap police … Continue reading

Private Eye 1341 – Wrights’ taught a lesson in democracy!


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Private Eye 1341 has some interesting stories, this one especially caught my eye: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And a lesson in humility, … Continue reading

Yorkshire Post – Rotherham based Asian sham marriage gang

Rotherham semi was ‘engine room’ of Asian sham marriage gang

A Rotherham address was at the centre of a sham marriage immigration scamA Rotherham address was at the centre of a sham marriage immigration scam
Published on Thursday 17 January 2013 16:04

DOZENS of fake weddings were staged on the sub-continent in a new Yorkshire-based immigration scam to allow Pakistani men to live in the UK, a court heard.

More than 20 Czech or Slovak brides were flown to Pakistan by a Rotherham-based sham marriage gang to wed Asian men who paid for the service.

Phoney weddings were staged in Pakistan with the “brides” posing with their “grooms” for photographs in the pretence they had got married.

One bride went through three fake marriage ceremonies within four months and another had £1,000 in her handbag when she returned to the UK.

Yet another “bride” who went through a sham marriage was already married in the UK.

As overseas nationals the Pakistanis would have been granted leave to live in the UK as “husbands” of their spouses who as EU citizens have the right to live and work here.

The scam came to light when staff at the British High Commission in Islamabad noticed a plethora of documents supporting applications to marry and for settlement and family permit visas were forged and immigration officers began investigating in South Yorkshire.

It emerged the fake weddings took place in different private homes throughout the Mirpur district in the south-west of the Kashmir region. Often the parties married within hours or just a few days of meeting one another.

Operation Razorback led to 18 men and women being convicted after trial or admitting conspiring to breach the UK’s immigration laws or assisting unlawful immigration between August, 2009 and September, 2010. Read on……..

From the BBC: Talib Hussain and Rahina Zaman face sham weddings sentencing

From the Star: Jail sentences for ‘large-scale’ sham marriage scam and South Yorkshire massive sham marriage scam was international

From the Advertiser: Gang jailed for Rotherham sham marriage plot

Posted On: 19 January 2013

EIGHTEEN members of a well organised and professional sham marriage network centred on Rotherham have been sentenced to a total of 26 years imprisonment.

Yorkshire isn’t working – from the Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire’s National Daily, the wonderful Yorkshire Post, reports today on the disastrous unemployment figures for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire is biggest loser as jobless tally hits 17-year high

Published on Wednesday 12 October 2011

UNEMPLOYMENT has reached a 17-year high with Yorkshire seeing by far the biggest quarterly increase in Britain, grim new figures showed today.

The jobless tally in the region now stands at 259,000 – 9.7% – an increase of 32,000 on the previous quarter. By contrast, the north west saw a 10,000 drop.

Nationally, 100,000 people joined the ranks of those looking for a job. Youth unemployment reached a record high of 991,000, while the numbers claiming jobseeker’s allowance increased for the seventh month in a row, to 1.6 million. Read on…….

Now seems the Tories are now repeating the mistakes of the Thatcher era. Unemployment for the Tories, is always ‘a price worth paying’, some things never change!