Taxi scandal: transport ministers dismissed fears over cross-border licence rules

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Transport ministers have been accused of encouraging a “race to the bottom” in the taxi industry that threatens passenger safety. The criticism followed a Times investigation into lax regulation that allows thousands of cross-border minicab drivers to work in towns … Continue reading

Crack dealers, burglars and violent criminals driving taxis

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More from the Times investigation: Criminals with records of dealing crack, child abuse, assault and burglary have been given licences to work as taxi drivers in England’s second city. Birmingham city council, Europe’s largest local authority, released details under the … Continue reading

Who really wears the trousers? Hoddinott perhaps?

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A ‘macho bullying culture’. Anyone who has taken any interest in the politics of Rotherham over the past few years will remember this witheringly accurate allegation levelled by Professor Jay in 2014. It’s true that Chris Read has gone to … Continue reading

Child abuse ‘whitewash’ as Rotherham council chiefs escape blame

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Child abuse ‘whitewash’ as Rotherham council chiefs escape blame Andrew Norfolk, Chief Investigative Reporter September 7 2017, 12:01am, The Times Sarah Champion, the South Yorkshire town’s MP, called the reports a “wasted opportunity”Getty Images New inquiries into the Rotherham child abuse scandal were … Continue reading

Sarah Champion: Rotherham MP defends her grooming gangs comments

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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion has warned that the “floppy left” is afraid of speaking out on issues such as sex grooming gangs for fear of being branded racist. The former Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary was forced to quit her … Continue reading