Election Snippet 1: Rotherham East Farce

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How peculiar? Who would believe it? A few months ago Rothpol cited Zahir Munir (aka Monir) as failing to pass Labour’s tests for being a fitting person to stand as their candidate for Rotherham East. But one has to give the lad … Continue reading

Who is embarrassed at Sajid’s picture?

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In the evening of Thursday last, I was surprised to receive a phone call from an unknown caller who without identifying the picture he was referring to, demanded I take it down immediately because it was said to be ’embarrassing’, … Continue reading

Dozens of Rotherham taxi drivers have licences revoked in crackdown

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Dozens of Rotherham taxi drivers have licences revoked in crackdown Dozens of taxi drivers in Rotherham have had their licences revoked after tougher regulations were introduced in the wake of the town’s abuse scandal. A total of 67 drivers were … Continue reading

A bed-time read or, another perspective on what has been learned

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Giles’ piece has been updated, with  fresh illumination brought to bear on Mahroof Hussain’s involvement, in an unsavoury incident, which has echoes of another, referred to in Denis MacShane’s book. Click on image to view:      

Star analysis of the lessons from the trial

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Rotherham abuse scandal: Grooming gang who stole childhoods begin jail terms totalling 102 years An evil Rotherham child abuse gang who stole the childhoods of vulnerable girls have been sentenced to 102 years in jail. Ringleader Arshid Hussain – who … Continue reading

Ringleader of Rotherham child sexual abuse gang jailed for 35 years

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Ringleader of Rotherham child sexual abuse gang jailed for 35 years Judge praises ‘immeasurable courage’ of victims as three brothers are jailed for between 19 and 35 years for leading exploitation of girls The three brothers at the head of … Continue reading

Hussain brothers jailed in Rotherham abuse case

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Hussain brothers jailed in Rotherham abuse case Three brothers who groomed, raped and sexually assaulted 15 teenage girls in Rotherham have been jailed. Arshid Hussain, 40, was jailed for 35 years while siblings Basharat, 39, and Bannaras, 36, were jailed … Continue reading