Election Snippet 5: Labour at war with itself

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There is now no doubt, labour’s more robust approach to candidate selection this year, has ruffled more than a few feathers. This is most clearly visible in the Valley Ward election contest this year. There are three labour, three Ukip … Continue reading

Taxi licensing consultation – Radio Sheffield Discussion

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The subject under discussion on BBC Radio Sheffield on the Eastern Air programme tonight, is the Licensing of the Taxi Trade in Rotherham. A senior officer responsible for licensing will be on air providing explanations and answering questions. Wonder if … Continue reading

Lakin the inadequate and his bullies

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You could not simply make it up. It’s like a series of Yes Prime Minister and then some. Only in Rotherham, the capital of rotten boroughs, can someone who presided over a national scandal then be promoted to leader. This … Continue reading

how to get half a story

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The former deputy leader of Rotherham Council resigned in August last year following a report in the Times newspaper that said he knew about a relationship between a 14-year-old girl and one of his relatives. He later resumed his post … Continue reading

Rotherham’s pretend Erdogan?

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Turn your attention to the Rotherham LP Group web site and you will find there a few feeds from other sites; the weather, the Police, Ken Wyatt’s… …..and Akhtar’s twitter feed…surely some mistake, still there more than seven weeks after … Continue reading

The battle for Rotherham East – Shaukat’s appeal to voters

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The Labour Candidate for Rotherham East, Shaukat Ali, has been distributing this leaflet in support of his campaign for re-election. Click on image for the full picture: .

Ridge Road Mosque – Akhtar clarifies his role?

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Rothpol has come by a rather interesting transcript taken from a speech Jahangir Akhtar delivered at he inauguration of Ridge Road Mosque. Most illuminating I am sure readers will agree: “At the time I was on the planning board which … Continue reading