MP Kevin Barron quits standards committee role

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Standards watchdog head Sir Kevin Barron resigns over cover-up fears The head of the Commons standards watchdog has resigned and accused parliament of “sacrificing transparency” by banning the identification of MPs who are under investigation. Sir Kevin Barron announced yesterday … Continue reading

Sex abuse reform ‘a step backwards’

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The victims’ commissioner has accused senior police officers of taking a retrograde step over plans to abandon the national policy to believe alleged sexual abuse victims automatically. Baroness Newlove said that victims of rape and sexual assault would be less … Continue reading

Rochdale grooming trio to lose British citizenship

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Three members of a notorious grooming gang will be stripped of their British citizenship following a court ruling. Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed for offences including the rape and trafficking of girls … Continue reading