All Wimmin Shortlist For Labour?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

My Agent “White Rabbit” embedded in deep cover in Town Hall Towers/Lubyanka has this evening wirelessed me that Ms Stasi Commissaress* is apoplectic with rage and pink disenchantment at finding out that the new Rovrum Laybah MP List won’t be “wimmin-only”.

Apparently the Sale boards were already ordered, the Champayne chattering clarsses put on standby for a Westminster canapes partee, and Grattans were informed of a potential change of address.

The SP is that the List will be open to both menn and wimmin, so that clearly puts our 1st Class Rail Travel Guru** at a tactical advantage for the moment.

This may yet turn out to be the most popular public weasel scrap for some time. I’ve got a ringside seat ordered and hope to feed regular reports out to the world from Agent “White Rabbit”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/ondemand/worldservice/meta/dps/2007/01/000000_audio_40_4?bgc=003399&lang=en-ws&nbram=1&nbwm=1&ms3=6&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=1&size=au

Kind Regards,
Grald-Hunter

* Aka Councillor Emma Hoddinott North Yorks County Council Unison Pilgrim.

**Aka Councillor Look, Duck & Vanish MBE.

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 with which she can apparently multi-task by twitter-twatter-fluttering while maybe listening, absorbing information and participating in the democratic debates that should govern our town.

Then read on with total shock and dismay.

The best of it is that apparently now we are to have a campaign to raise awareness in conjunction with a local paper and more info online for parents and children. Rothpol readers have been calling for this since the Times story broke many many weeks ago.

RMBC Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns are always caught with their trousers down and playing catch-up.

Kind Regards,
Grald-Hunter

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 its front page an article that nine men would be appearing in court on allegations relating to child abuse.

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1591932_revealed-police-investigating-three-more-child-grooming-cases-in-greater-manchester

The nine men who were charged yesterday in connection with the latest Rochdale grooming investigation are:

  • Freddy Kendakumana, 26, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 7 November 2012.
  • Roheez Khan, 26, of Ashfield Road, Rochdale has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on the 8 November 2012.
  • Chola Chansa, 32, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 9 November 2012.
  • Anjam Masood, 30, of Marne Crescent, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
  • Asrar Haider, 38, of Chamber House Drive, Castleton, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
  • Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, of Lyefield Walk, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 22 November 2012.
  • Abdul Huk, 36, of Ouldfield Close, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 23 November 2012.
  • Mohammed Rafiq, 31, of Allington, Freehold, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 5 December 2012.
  • Mohammed Ali, 27, of Exbury, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2012.

Greater Manchester Police now have 400 officers working on child abuse cases involving individuals and gangs; they make reference to the issue of raising awareness within the community something that is still missing from any high profile public awareness campaign in Rotherham.

Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle, head of GMP’s Public Protection Division, said: “There are currently a number of child sexual exploitation investigations under way across the force, which range from individuals up to large groups of offenders that are loosely connected to each other.

“Some of these investigations have arisen from historic allegations and some are based on new complaints.

“We now have a much better understanding of the signs to look for, plus there have been significant improvements in the sharing of information between agencies. Also, the widespread publicity surrounding recent cases has ensured that victims, witnesses, carers and the wider community are much more alive now to the threat.

The Barnado’s research based report Puppet on a string places a great emphasis on parental and public awareness, yet RMBC continues with their wall of silence.

So Cllr Hoddinott what have you got to say on your efforts to silence fellow Councillors?

Cerberus

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 widely read and it’s lessons, heeded.

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 advice are thus –

1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy.

2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against.

3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.

And then I thought to myself, I wonder just how many of the RMBC Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns could honestly say that when they voted for Shaun Da Sheep as Rovrum Laybah candidate for South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner that they honestly judged him as the most worthy?

I certainly know from my THT Agents “Garbo” and “ZigZag” that the Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns regularly bad-mouth Da Sheep behind his woolly back, so he’s failed on point 2 as well.

Ah well, we’ll get our chance to decide soon, and then active and empowered citizens can sit back and enjoy scrutinising whoever manages to scrape the bottom of the barrel with their votes.

Kind Regards,
Grald-Hunter

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 have been a case of Roger knows best!

Nominations don’t close until Friday, there’s still time for Labour to do something about this simply outrageous situation.

See also: The Shaun Wright (Labour Candidate for SY PCC) Files