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This press release relates to a protest in town this weekend. Its fairly straightforward and a plea for calm I suppose. http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/408/statement_from_the_council_regarding_potential_protest But, just to show that the Labour party have moved on from the ‘denial phase’ into the ‘fresh … Continue reading
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Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, have released their report on child sexual exploitation:
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.
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.
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.
Poor performance in lots of ways!
The link to the select committee:
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 the issue of child grooming here in Rotherham.
The committee started its proceedings at 14.47 with the section regarding grooming starting about 15.20/21; it makes for some very disturbing viewing especially when the committee question DCI Philip Etheridge on the number of prosecutions, a very poor performance by both officers.
The Chair Keith Vaz asks some very pertinent questions relating to an incident on Fitzwilliam Road Rotherham and raises the activity of three male members from one Pakistani family from Rotherham.
It appears that the three individuals are still at large, let’s hope they are not driving a Private Hire Vehicle or a Hackney Taxi here in Rotherham or anywhere else for that matter.
What is apparent has been the lack of police resources to address these crimes let’s see what happens going forward that is unless our old friend community cohesion gets in the way and Cllr Hoddinott stops individuals from speaking out!
Has Roger Stone had his invite to go and have a word with the committee?