Andrew Norfolk At The Select Committee.
Well if Cllr Jahangir Akhtar still believes the Times caused the problems with the systematic abuse of children in Rotherham he may wish to watch Andrew Norfolk give evidence at the select committee. Interesting Keith Vaz uses the word failure … Continue reading
Star Editor – Grooming, Sexual Exploitation – A response!
My response to @TheStarEditor including @Wit_xx @AlisonBoydell @gillradcliffe Firstly, you should be commended for the paper’s vocal support of charities like Rape Crisis. Yes, you are right that more resources should be devoted to support for victims and no that … Continue reading
Kimber to be quizzed by Vaz
Rotherham council boss to face MPs over child sex grooming scandal Published date: 05 November 2012 | Published by: Gareth Dennison http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/92934/rotherham-council-boss-to-face-mps-over-child-sex-grooming-scandal.aspx I am sure Kimber will give a full and transparent account of why RMBC failed so many children, … Continue reading
What’s on Mahroof’s mind?
The Middlesborough Gazette lets the ‘cat out of the bag’! Many thanks go to our anonymous, but very observant source for this. Councillor Look, Duck & Vanish MBE, will be busy brown nosing, for a while, at least?
Was Emma listening?
Dear Rotherham Politics readers, In case any readers were wondering just how dedicated and attentive our highly-paid Ms Stasi Commissaress is during the Council meetings of the Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns, then feast your eyes on the dexterity … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Claim investigated?
Shaun Wright makes a number of claims in his election statement, a reader has investigated Wrights claim to be a: “trustee on a number of charities including: the Coalfields Regeneration Trust” A check with the Charities Commission has indicated that … Continue reading
Promises! Promises! Promises!
This statement from Nigel Bonson on the impossible to keep promises, being made by other candidates: “I would urge voters to be cautious when considering the many promises being made by candidates who do not understand policing. Let me give … Continue reading
PCC Hustings- Questions being stage managed?
Dear Rotherham Politics readers, I have just been given this outrageous, but hardly surprising, piece of news from “my inside correspondent” that South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner candidates have tried to introduce the following two questions into the debate … Continue reading
PCC Question Time Rotherham 8th November – tickets still left
We gather that perhaps 50 seats are still available for the official PCC Question Time at the New York Stadium, Rotherham on 8th November. The police authority website will be streaming this live on the web. http://www.southyorks.gov.uk/thinkpcc to get yours. … Continue reading
Shaun Wright gets a question?
Irene Furnell’s email to Shaun Wright of today: “I was furious(still am )as I listened to Radio Sheffield telling me that once again right wing groups are to descend on Rotherham tomorrow. Quite apart from the massive drain on the … Continue reading
A question for Cllr Emma Hoddinott.
What role did you play in stopping Labour Councillors from speaking out regarding the crime of grooming and abusing children here in Rotherham? The reason I ask the question is that the Manchester Evening Post, 24 October 2012 carried on … Continue reading
Barnardo’s Report – Everyone Needs To Read It!
Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, have released their report on child sexual exploitation: Puppet on a string, pdf file, should open in your browser, you can save a copy too. To return, use your browsers back button. This report should be … Continue reading
John Wesley’s Sound Advice
Dear Rotherham Politics readers, I just came across this most interesting item relating to the amazing John Wesley on 6 October 1774 and thought just how topical this is in the context of the forthcoming PCC elections. His items of … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Makes Private Eye!
Rothpol could not resist bringing readers the good news, which just dropped through my letter box! Put this way, it seems incredible that Labour selected this incompetent oaf, as their candidate for South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner! It must … Continue reading
Crompton vs Select Committee – Unconvincing.
Poor performance in lots of ways! The link to the select committee: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=11516&wfs=true Today’s House of Commons Select Committee, Tuesday 16 October 2012 saw the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police David Crompton and DCI Philip Etheridge give evidence on … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – being as transparent as mud?
RikiLeaks received this rather interesting email, seems Shaun Wright was being economical with the truth when responding to Don Buxton’s recent enquiries. Time for the truth from Shaun Wright!: “Cllr Shaun Wright has missed the point and failed to disclose … Continue reading
This doesn’t appear to show SYPolice get it yet?
I was obvious to me that this recent experience should be taken notice of more widely than in the context of an older posting: I am saddened to feel that so many people knew and didn’t see to care about … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Inconvenient fact three – A response – now running from the truth?
The full inconvenient fact three correspondence: Dear Mr Wright, Thank you for your eventual response the clarity and brevity of which is much less than I was hoping for. I had hoped that in order for me to be able … Continue reading
The Silence of the Lambs continues, UNISON, Unite all in it together!
Looking at an any number of blogs, Twitter accounts or even Facebook pages you will readily see the growing Trade Union strength of feeling towards the EDL march in Rotherham. You will read that Unison, Unite and other Labour leaning … Continue reading
Racists & Anti-brigade not welcome here!
Rotherham is to play host to some rather nasty people, who wish to use our Town as a backdrop in their own struggle for publicity. Firstly we had the EDL, now we have another bunch of nutters, the anti-brigade, determined … Continue reading
Does this ring a bell?
Dear Rotherham Politics readers, In the context of the recent wicked child sex exploitation and grooming scandal which continues to engulf our dear town I came across this jpeg which more than sums up my thoughts with regards to the … Continue reading
Rotherham Sex Scandal – Day 14 – Advertiser must tell us the truth!
Andrew Norfolk and the Times, finally brought to everyone’s attention, an issue Rotherham Politics had been raising for many months, with limited success beyond our readership. The Rotherham Advertiser has caught up somewhat for lost time in the last two … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Inconvenient fact three – still hiding the truth?
Dear Cllr Wright, I note with some concern, but no surprise, that you have now failed to either acknowledge or respond to my previous e-mails to you of Friday, 21 September, 2012, 11:14 hrs and Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 15:44 … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Inconvenient fact – Two
This time from a private source. It is revelatory and goes some way to explain why Labour have got themselves into the mess with their hopeless candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright: “We gave Shaun Wright the Mayoralty, … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Inconvenient fact – One
Thanks to another RikiLeaks correspondent we bring this inconvenient fact to your attention: “During 2012, Labour Cllr Shaun Wright stood for the Chair of the SY Police Authority. However, even his fellow SY Police Authority members (which by the way … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – From RikiLeaks Inbox
Over recent weeks RikiLeaks inbox has been busy. We bring you just a couple of today’s contributions. We are looking into the contents of several emails that will make for some good posts in the future, a huge thanks to … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Gillian Radcliffe exposes bias shown by SY Police Authority? They must already know the election result!
“It’s totally wrong for a candidate to be involved in selecting staff for the elected PCC, regardless of whether or not Shaun Wright wins. It’s a governance issue and, dare I mention again, an integrity issue. I’ve previously called for … Continue reading
Shaun Wright’s stupidity – investigated!
Shaun Wrights campaign to become South Yorkshire’s first elected Police and Crime Commissioner has suffered another huge blow! Rothpol has learned of an investigation, by the Electoral Commission, into undeclared substantial donations to his campaign! Yesterdays revelation that Shaun Wright … Continue reading
How could Shaun Wright be so stupid?
Dear Rotherham Politics Readers, Last week I asked a few questions of our South Yorkshire Police Authority in relation to the recent recruitment and interview of the Interim Chief Executive of South Yorkshire Police Authority. Attached in this e-mail is … Continue reading
What have we learned?
Firstly, last week in brief: Monday last, The Times published the first front page story regarding sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham. Within a very short time the first out of the blocks, trying to defend the indefensible were South … Continue reading
Police candidate’s sex abuse pledge Published on Sunday 30 September 2012 02:15 A CANDIDATE in the running to become South Yorkshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged more resources to tackle the sexual exploitation of children if elected. Coun … Continue reading
Eastern Air – Jahangir Akhtar and Lord Ahmed – Not to be missed!
Waheed Akhtar’s wonderful Sunday evening show, Eastern Air last night dealt with the issue of child sexual predation. No longer available, I am sorry. Mohammed Ali – Chairperson of the Pakistan Muslim Centre; Muhbeen Hussain – Chairperson of Rotherham Muslim … Continue reading
e-petition – please add your voice!
epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/39312 Public Enquiry into organised Child Grooming, Child Prostitution and Paedophilia in the UK Responsible department: Home Office We the undersigned call for a full independent judicial Public Enquiry into organised Child Grooming, Child Prostitution and Paedophilia in the UK … Continue reading
Labour Speaks Out, but not in Rotherham!
Labour Speaks Out, but not in Rotherham! Extremely disappointing to see one of our local politicians refer to the Times reporting of the Rotherham child abuse scandal on their Twitter account as being sensationalist. I fail to understand why any … Continue reading
Myopia from Emma Hoddinott – Stasi Press Officer and Pilgrim
Dear Rotherham Politics readers, If any reader wants to know the depths of profound myopia and vision impairment that RMBC Elected Members choose to suffer from then read this latest piece of utterly astounding and enlightening twitter-twatter-fluttering from the Pilgrim … Continue reading
Don wants a response – will Shaun Wright oblige?
Dear Cllr Wright, I note with some concern and much puzzlement that I have had neither the courtesy of an acknowledgement or of a response from you in connection with the simple questions that I e-mailed to you over a … Continue reading
Joyce Thacker’s priority? Find the whistle blower!
In the week that the public of Rotherham found out just how incompetent its civic leaders were you would have thought that the Director in charge of Children Services in Rotherham Joyce Thacker would have been focused on ensuring our … Continue reading
Day Five – Labour LGC met last night
According to Labour Party Rules, the Local Government Committee, which meets tonight in the Town Hall, is responsible for Policy and is supposed to hold Rotherham Councillors to account. In Rotherham, the Labour Group runs everything not the LGC! There … Continue reading
Day Five Accountability? – Time for Action!
This was left as a comment but was too good to miss, thanks SJ, and welcome to Rotherham Politics: How could anyone in the police, council or social services say they did not know. The Times quote horrific examples of … Continue reading
BBC – Lord Ahmed speaks out!
Lord Ahmed calls on mosques ‘to speak’ about sex abuse Lord Ahmed has said the issues of morality need to be discussed in mosques Continue reading the main story Labour peer Lord Ahmed has called on mosque leaders in South … Continue reading
BBC Radio Sheffield, Andrew Norfolk demolishes Labour’s less than honest defence!
BBC Radio Sheffield, Andrew Norfolk demolishes Labour’s less than honest defence! Starts at 8 Minutes in! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00y190q What was said Tuesday 25th September, 7 minutes in and 1hr 8mins Joyce Thacker in denial, shooting the messenger rather than addressing the … Continue reading
No cover up here!
No cover up here! The BBC Radio Sheffield interview on Wednesday 27 September 2012 will come back to haunt Deputy Leader Cllr Jahangir Akhtar. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xztws Two years ago Toby Foster interviewed the girl referred to as Amy in the Times … Continue reading
Shaun Wrights Supporters – Any Regrets?
Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Just been having a decko at the webpage of our hapless Laybah SY PCC candidate to see if he’s mentioning the unmentionable that’s lately descended on dear old Rovrum. http://www.shaunwright.co.uk/about.html Guess what? Not a sausage. Not … Continue reading
Shaun Wright – Stop picking on me!
Rotherham Politics and it’s readers, are enormously grateful to Andrew Norfolk and the Times, for bringing this scandal to public attention in a way that hopefully, will put an end to brushing this outrage under the carpet. Yet Shaun Wright … Continue reading
The Times – Files expose hidden child sex scandal – Day Three – Shaun Wright, Picking on Rotherham!
From The Times of 26th September 2012: Shaun Wright – the damning OFSTED report of 2009!
The Times – Files expose hidden child sex scandal – Day Two Part Three – Public Inquiry?
From The Times of 25th September 2012, Calls for a public inquiry: .
The Times – Files expose hidden child sex scandal – Day Two Part Two – Amy’s Story
From The Times of 25th September 2012, Amy’s Story: This dreadful tale, should be read by all parents, teachers and students, everywhere! .
The Times – Files expose hidden child sex scandal – Day Two Part One
The Times is still leading the charge on this story. Developing more legs than a millipede. .
The Police Respond
Seems SY Police have been stung in to action? Well, issuing a press release! South Yorkshire Police hits back at Times article The Times’ suggestion that South Yorkshire Police and its partners have been reluctant to tackle child sexual abuse … Continue reading
The story marches on!
From Today’s Yorkshire Post: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/call-for-inquiry-into-grooming-of-girls-for-sex-1-4957600 From ITV Calendar News: http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2012-09-24/a-decades-worth-of-sexual-exploitation-ignored-in-south-yorkshire/ From Glasgow wired: http://www.glasgowwired.co.uk/news.php/1453750-South-Yorkshire-Police-deny-hiding-girls-sex-abuse The Times of 25th September 2012: Amy’s parents thought she was safe. They were wrong Andrew Norfolk Published 1 minute ago Amy comes from a stable, … Continue reading
The Times – In full – heads must surely roll!
Rothpol is indebted for the work of our scanner reader who has provided these scans:
The Times – Files expose hidden child sex scandal
First look at the Times story that brings sharp focus to the issues Rotherham MBC has been trying to sweep under the carpet for so long: Exclusive: Files expose hidden child sex scandal Andrew Norfolk Chief Investigative Reporter Confidential police … Continue reading
Cerberus’s Response to Cllr Lakin
Cllr Paul Lakin your response leaves more questions than it answers; it also leaves me even more concerned for the safety of children in the Borough. Following Operation Central here in Rotherham http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/gang-jailed-for-32-years-over-sex-offences-against-care-girls-1-3024341 I took the time to find out … Continue reading
Cabinet Member Paul Lakin – Answers
This is the text of Paul Lakin’s first, but not in fact his last, comment today: Dear Rothpol Calling people Clowns, Muppets, Grunters, Labour Scum and even worse, Low Life’s when used in a way to goad, humiliate or spark … Continue reading
Failure means success for Cllr Wright
It appears that the route to success in the Rotherham Labour Party is by failure, it might seem a little odd but if you look at the PCC Candidate Cllr Shaun Wright you can spot the link. While taking home … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – Shabana speaks out while the silence of the lambs continues!
While the majority of Elected Members and Chief Executive remain silent on the issue of the grooming and sexual exploitation of children here in Rotherham at least two Councillors have had the courage and stand up and set out their … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – the deafening silence continues
Dear Rotherham Politics Readers, While the deafening silence continues from Da Leedah and Town Clerk on the continuing problem of child sexual exploitation in our Borough, along comes Ann Coffey MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – Free Advice For The Leader Roger Stone
While contemplating the continuing deafening wall of silence coming from Town Hall Towers on the appalling sexual exploitation and grooming of young women and children which is still manifest among our midst, and the huge vacuum caused by an absent, … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – Fresh woe in tomorrows Times
For readers that can get behind the paywall, the rest of us will have to buy the print edition in the morning. Inquiry launched into sexual abuse of children Andrew Norfolk and Ruth Maclean Published 1 minute ago A parliamentary … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – Problem does exist – Official!
Here’s a brave WOMAN who’s prepared to stand-up and make the country and MPs publicly aware that young women are indeed being systematically sexually abused, and by whom. Note how she clearly refers to the perpetrators, she doesn’t shy away … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – RMBC Website concealing more than revealing – Questions asked
COMPLAINT/CONCERN TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF RMBC Dear email@example.com As an active and empowered citizen ratepayer and unpaid community volunteer with an interest in scrutinising and challenging the costs and activities of those who seek public office in the well-rewarded … Continue reading
Rotherham’s Disgrace – The Times Report – Litany of Failure!
From The Times Website of 7th June 2012: “An official report into the way care agencies dealt with a murdered girl concealed key information about adults suspected of grooming and using her for sex from the age of 11, The … Continue reading