House of Commons abuse cases ‘tolerated and concealed’

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“Disturbing” cases of bullying and sexual harassment have “long been tolerated and concealed” in the House of Commons, according to a report. The report, by Dame Laura Cox QC, said there was a culture of “deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence”. … Continue reading

Antisemitism goes unpunished at fractious party meetings

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Antisemitism goes unpunished at fractious party meetings Labour Party figures are angry that disciplinary action has not been taken against members in a branch that was allegedly beset by incidents of antisemitism “with troubling regularity”. An investigation was conducted into … Continue reading

Bullying and toxicity in Welsh Government, says ex-aide

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Fresh claims about bullying in the Welsh Government have been made by a former adviser to Wales’ first minister. Steve Jones said he agreed with former cabinet minister Leighton Andrews, who has described a “toxic” atmosphere at the top of … Continue reading

Whatever happened to the Eastwood Deal?

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A FOCUS on anti-social behaviour in Eastwood saw 2,200 warnings and 450 formal notices handed out — but residents say much more is needed. Rotherham Borough Council launched its Eastwood Deal plan last summer, with South Yorkshire Police allocating a … Continue reading

Testament to Emma’s success?

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After 14 months of the Eastwood deal, here is  what you get for your money.    The lead officer, Karen Hanson, has thrown the towel in, how long before the others follow? Too much to handle ? The pictures below … 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

Woman in court charged with “stalking” Rotherham abuse whistleblower

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A CHILD sex abuse victim will be tried next year for allegedly stalking a Rotherham borough councillor. Sarah Wilson (pictured), who waived her right to lifelong anonymity to publish a book on her ordeal, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court to … Continue reading

Labour splits up local party after dispute over bullying

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The largest local Labour party in Britain has been ordered to split into three and its chairman has been expelled following claims of bullying and intimidation. Brighton and Hove district party was suspended by Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) in … Continue reading