Andrew Norfolk – Care scandal

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Care scandal: MPs demand investigation into autistic woman’s care Labour last night demanded an “urgent investigation” after The Times revealed that a court allowed a woman with severe learning disabilities to have sex with numerous men she barely knew. The … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk – Times investigation

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Autism charity calls for ‘urgent lessons’ over care scandal Britain’s leading autism charity called today for “urgent lessens to be learned” after The Times revealed that a court allowed a vulnerable young woman with severe learning disabilities to have sex … Continue reading

Child sex abuse figures ‘truly staggering’, says Rotherham MP

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A Rotherham MP has described new figures revealing that 3,234 offenders were jailed for child sex offences last year as ‘truly staggering’. But Sarah Champion said the Home Office figures for 2017 ‘only tell part of the story’. Of the offenders jailed, 20 … Continue reading

Threat to moderate Labour MPs grows as deselection gets easier

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Labour MPs could face a lower threshold for deselection after the party’s ruling body backed rule changes to make it easier for constituency parties to challenge incumbents. At present MPs face a trigger ballot — which could force them to … Continue reading

Quaker trust ordered to answer for terrorist ties

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A Quaker trust must answer “serious questions” about its funding of a charity with close ties to the suspected leaders of a dissident republican terrorist group, a senior Ulster politician said yesterday. Gavin Robinson, defence spokesman for the Democratic Unionist … Continue reading

Honour culture protects Pakistani grooming gangs

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August 21 2018, 12:01am, The Times Honour culture protects Pakistani grooming gangs Azeem Ibrahim As Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, can confirm, wading into the child grooming debate in Britain is a bit like putting on a blindfold and … Continue reading