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Sarah Champion Progress on CSE

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The Star updates readers on the progress of Sarah Champion’s all party inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation:

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RMBC Landlord licensing consultation

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RMBC Landlord licensing consultation: This particular issue has set off quite a lot of anguish for some. We will be reporting on this and other related issues as the information comes in during 2014!

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Shamed expenses MP Denis MacShane jailed for six months

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Breaking News: Shamed expenses MP Denis MacShane jailed for six months! According to some press reports, Denis did not take kindly to being “taken down!” Some describe him as the epitome of ‘scum labour’, how do you feel? From the … Continue reading

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CSE & Rotherham – Fixed by 2009?

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The citizens of Rotherham have been repeatedly reassured by RMBC spokespersons and from press releases and public utterances of Roger Stone, as far as child sexual exploitation is concerned, the problem has been fixed and everything has been hunky dory … Continue reading

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The Barnardo’s Review of Council Practice in Child Sexual Exploitation; Bring on the P45s

 “We apologise unreservedly to those young people who have been let down by our safeguarding services which prior to 2009 simply weren’t good enough.”  – Roger Stone, Rotherham Council Leader 04 September 2013 “We recommend that all key managers and … Continue reading

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Wellgate Riots – 3rd Class Policing for a 3rd Class Town

“One thing we also learned in the disorder is that if we can get people in court fast and get them sentenced it acts as a deterrent – it made people think twice”. “They could see the criminal justice system … Continue reading

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Child Sex Exploitation & what they don’t want you to know: HMIC Report

“Points in the HMIC review of child protection services that either don’t make it into the accompanying officer‘s report or are misrepresented therein: HMIC  “Staff within dedicated child sexual exploitation teams are not always complying with statutory child protection guidance. … Continue reading

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Time for Heads to Roll; lies, damn lies & Committee Reports on Child Sex Exploitation

“Its ten years since the scandal of failures to protect children started to emerge in Rotherham. In that time we have had numerous perpetrators go unpunished, a young woman murdered & some of our streets turned into no-go zones with  … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s Practice Review; 1 Oh dear what a farce

I’m going to analyse this review in chunks, making It easier be clear to readers. Other pieces will appear over the next week. Let us start with some of the Basics #The report emphasises, in keeping with most experts, that … Continue reading

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SYP Investigating themselves?

This piece was left as a comment, it’s contents are too important to miss! “Sorry Anonymous, but in the real world Caven simply isn’t that important. Think about Keith Vaz & the Home Affairs Select Committee who seriously criticised SYP … Continue reading

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What It’s Really About!

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Previously: Are you a victim too? Posted on September 11, 2013 by rothpol This gallery contains 1 photo. No one, listening to ‘Jessica’s’ story on BBC Radio 5Live, could fail to have been moved by her experiences. Jessica, it transpires from … Continue reading

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Rotherham, a scary place where the Police can no longer be trusted

“South Yorkshire Police(SYP) appear to have colluded in an outrageous programme of misinformation aimed at supporting an individual politician, Jahangir Akhtar. They are quoted as saying “[SYP]has now completed the inquiry and found no evidence to substantiate the claims”. The … Continue reading

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The RMBC Spin Machine In Overdrive?

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This on the RMBC Website is a perfect example of spin over substance: Readers might have missed the posts below that are relevant here: Hook, Line and Sinker? Posted on December 11, 2013 by rothpol This gallery contains 1 photo. This … Continue reading

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Champion – another inquiry!

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As if we haven’t had enough inquiries, none properly concluded due to time constraints, will this be another? The other way of looking at this is, for the more cynically minded, that Sarah Champion wants to climb the greasy pole? … Continue reading

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Hook, Line and Sinker?

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This from the Advertiser appears to resemble the press release, practically word for word:

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Falling for it?

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Three recent reports from the Star, Yorkshire Post and the BBC:

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Will Sajid prove the rule?

We understand that an old friend, Sajid Bostan (Ten bellies), got himself into a bit of a scrape a while ago when he made the mistake of picking on the wrong person, after an altercation that started outside the Masons … Continue reading

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Another Compare and Contrast?

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Our spotter wanted readers to contrast the approach taken by Rochdale, in this BBC report, with the situation here in Rotherham. Click on image below, to read the full report:

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Compare and Contrast?

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Our correspondent from down south, the London End, brings us news of another councillor’s outrageous behaviour. Labour Council Leader Cllr Chris Roberts, Leader of Greenwich, this time. After his antics have outraged local opinion and there is mounting pressure for … Continue reading

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Some Investigation Required?

Nearly a couple of months ago Rothpol published a letter they had received from an anonymous source. This letter seems to have been authored by members of the Asian community in Rotherham and as well as displaying unacceptable fear of … Continue reading

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What was Akhtar found innocent of?

What was Akhtar found innocent of? Many in the press bemoan the Leveson Inquiry as the death knell for independent investigative reporting. Yet It appears our local press are capable of killing it off without outside help; at least if … Continue reading

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Dracula in charge of the blood bank?

When I look to excellence in terms of working with immigration & immigrants do I look to the Unity Centre (aka Akhtar Towers) or Rotherham’s Diversity Forum, or indeed the political leadership of the Asian-Pakistani community in Rotherham? No more … Continue reading

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The most interesting question?

All political parties, when choosing their panel of candidates for an election, will ask some form of the most important question of all; “Are you aware of anything, you have not already disclosed, that would cause an embarrassment to the … Continue reading

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More smoke and mirrors

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This piece published in yesterday’s Star moves the story on: Not bad spinning when you think Akhtar was never accused of any criminality by anyone!

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What’s the story? ten

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Thanks to readers for spotting this, Rothpol can report on the latest addition to the Akhtar family property portfolio: Full story: What’s the story?

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Akhtar & Co – Dirty Tricks An Explanation

Just listened to Eastern Air from last night and thought readers might appreciate this piece (reprised) as an antidote to the complete rubbish that Akhtar was spouting. I would simply pose the question, are these acceptable actions from a Labour … Continue reading

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Spin machine in overdrive?

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Breaking News: Akhtar was n Eastern Air tonight! Listen to it again, click here. Readers should remember the words of a spokeswoman for the Times newspaper, upon the BBC learning of Akhtar’s supposed ‘clearance’ by the SY Police: “The police … Continue reading

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Akhtar still has some explaining to do!

Despite being very publicly ‘cleared’ by the Police, Akhtar has yet to answer fully, the points made in the two posts that follow: Andrew Norfolk Expose – In Full! Posted on August 23, 2013 by rothpol This gallery contains 8 photos … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation – In A Nutshell

If a politician is faced with a series of damaging revelations, in a newspaper for example. A useful stratagem to employ, from the ‘Standard Handbook of Political Practice’, Chapter Six. Damage Limitation, Page 267: Is for one to identify a … Continue reading

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The Announcement!

“Dear colleagues As you will know Councillor Akhtar recently stood down temporarily  from his position as Deputy Leader of RMBC and Vice-chair of the Police and Crime Panel in order to allow police investigations to take place. I now write … Continue reading

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Sounds familiar?

This comment from someone calling themselves Bradford Lad came in yesterday as a response to Justice for Wellgate?, as you read this little piece readers will not be surprised at all when it finishes with a typical rhetorical flourish: “The Precise … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk on the HMIC Report

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) SYP and Shaun’s Child Protection Failing: You read it first on Rothpol

The inquiry’s key conclusion was first identified in a Rothpol article “Shaun spreads the manure!” written by myself on October 26th and published in Rothpol. Here is the article  http://goo.gl/yheSrr In summary I forecast 1. The HMIC review of the … Continue reading

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Caven Vines Asks Interesting Questions

From: Caven Vines <cavenvines@aol.com> To: Jacqueline.Collins <jacqueline.collins@rotherham.gov.uk> Sent: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 15:40 Subject: Councillor Stone and Councillor Akhtar out of town visits Hi Jacqueline Hope you are well I have been given a copy of the attached information obtained … Continue reading

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Fly on the wall returns!

After spending my time outdoors for the summer and hanging around Riverside House and New York Stadium, I thought I would head up to the warmer environs of the Lubyanka. Imagine my surprise then, to met an old friend, Jemima … Continue reading

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Worth Reminding of – Jahangir Akhtar is innocent OK!

If a politician is faced with a series of damaging revelations, in a newspaper for example. A useful stratagem to employ, from the ‘Standard Handbook of Political Practice’, Chapter Six. Damage Limitation, Page 267 – Is for one to identify … Continue reading

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Final Chapter?

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The Star catches up?: Previously on RP: Where did he get that idea from? Two Posted on July 8, 2013 by rothpol This gallery contains 2 photos. The story moves on: The Rotherham Record and this weeks Advertiser, have reported that … Continue reading

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What’s the story? nine

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A family of property it would appear? This summarises the extent of our knowledge at this time, of this burgeoning property empire: 57  Clough Road (Domicile) 37 Hartington Road 130 Henley Grove 8 Farm Drive 91 Henley Grove Road 95 … Continue reading

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What’s the story? eight

Another addition to the Akhtar family property empire: 61 Clough Road Azzizum Akhtar ‘owns’ this property then. Rothpol is grateful to our spotter, who has ticked the no publicity box on this occasion. This series of posts started with a … Continue reading

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What’s the story? seven

Seems ‘honest mistakes’ repeated continuously, since Jahangir returned to the council after the disgrace of his conviction for affray. Declarations of Interests: 07 June 2006/15 Sept 2006 06 June 2007 26 Oct 2007 14 April 2009 28 May 2010 14 … Continue reading

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Is Justice working in Rotherham – anyone remember the Wellgate riots?

Over a hundred people involved in street fights, talk of Mafia like racketeering, allegations that party politics may be protecting the guilty, a district of Rotherham in effect locked down at night and Police moving in packs to keep the … Continue reading

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What’s the story? – six

Rotherham Politics’, thanks to our  doughty researcher, we are able to bring readers more on, the ever expanding Akhtar ‘family’ property empire: 89 Pitt Street, Rotherham. S61 2PB 52 Devonshire Street, Masborough. S61 1AG 35 Dovercourt Road, Rotherham. S61 1SQ … Continue reading

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More signs of community anger and concern

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Rothpol has been sent this interesting letter from some, obviously concerned, members of the public determined to bring out the truth behind the façade: A cry for help, indeed!

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What’s the story? – five

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Another Mistake? How many is it now? How many readers have forgotten they own a house? Akhtar’s explanation better be good? Should have been declared as his wife’s property, even if not part of the matrimonial estate.   What’s the story?

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What’s the story? – four

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Rothpol already knew Akhtar owned 95 Henley Grove Road, but had failed to declare it. Was the confusion deliberate? We should be told! Judge for yourself: More ‘innocent’ mistakes, it would appear? What’s the story?

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What’s the story? – three

Changes! Jahangir Akhtar’s interests declaration, pdf. Councillor_Akhtar_Register_of_Interests_Form_1_ pdf. Updated today! Grateful to our spotter for drawing my attention to these changes, they ticked the no publicity box. Is it permissible to backdate a declaration of this kind? Rothpol already knew Akhtar … Continue reading

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What’s the story? – two

Received Land Registry 91 Henley Grove Road.the Land Registry information on 91 Henley Grove Road this morning, courtesy of Wil Ewart. Readers will be intrigued at the result! Land Registry 91 Henley Grove Road. pdf file. This raises more questions … Continue reading

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Naz Ahmed readmission, premature celebration.

Programme held in honour of Lord Nazir Ahmed for his re-instatement into labour party: “Programme held in honour of Lord Nazir Ahmed for his re-instatement into labour party.’

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What’s the story? – one

Was sat idly thinking the other day, my reverie was broken by a telephone call from a blog reader, asking for an explanation  for something they turned up by searching using Google for the search term; 91 Henley Grove Road … Continue reading

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Ridge Road Mosque – Akhtar clarifies his role?

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

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Labour in the gutter?

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When Rothpol started blogging back in 2008 it was to satisfy a number of largely personal questions and to add to the public knowledge of the goings on amongst our politicians and what stands for the ‘political class’ in Rotherham. … Continue reading

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Akhtar & Co – Dirty Tricks Explained

Saw the article headline in RothBradpol about an interview with Rik and was interested to know what he had to say to Akhar’s organ. So had a look and was amazed to see that despite the title he has no … Continue reading

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Another Update from Chris Longley

From Chris Longley MBE Dear Rothpol I have received today the following information from RMBC QUOTATION BEGINS “Dear Mr Longley Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information 547 I refer to your request for information dated 9 September … Continue reading

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Seems Rotherham Politics has upset someone?

Our old friends at Rothbradpolitics are working themselves into a bit of a lather, perhaps we are making some progress in exposing the rotten underbelly at Rotherham Council. Adding two and two and coming up with five, hints at desperation! … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s joins abuse fight!

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Charity team join South Yorkshire Police in abuse fight Four specialist charity workers are to help youngsters in South Yorkshire escape child sexual exploitation. The quartet, from children’s charity Barnardo’s, joined South Yorkshire Police for the launch of a new … Continue reading

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Rotherham Is In Rotten Boroughs

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Private Eye brings us some more ‘guilty ones’ that must not be allowed to escape blame: .

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Rotherham is the ‘rotten borough’

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At Rotherham Politics, we would have no disagreement with either another excellent comment piece and two letters from last Friday’s Advertiser. Other viewpoints welcome: .

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Did everyone at RMBC ‘play down’ grooming?

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From last Friday’s Advertiser: Seems to Rothpol, that everyone from the Council Officers, elected members and the Police have let our vulnerable children down in the most despicable ways! It is time to hold them all to account! See also: … Continue reading

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Reading between the lines?

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This little piece from the Advertiser is redolent with concealed meaning, for those who enjoy this kind of intellectual exercise, interpretations in the comments please:

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Some Labour Party members do care after all!

The evidence? Ged Dempsey’s email exchange with another Labour Party member, serves to illustrate the frustration, amongst ordinary members! Subject: Independent report: Ged “Reading about the independent enquiry re Grooming in the Advertiser  left me with a sick feeling in … Continue reading

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Chris Longley writes to Keith Vaz

From Chris Longley MBE 19 September 2013 The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP Chair Home Affairs Select Committee House of Commons London SW1 OAA Dear Mr Vaz I have today received documents that inform me that Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council … Continue reading

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More information on CSE Inquiry

From RMBC website: Terms of Reference CSE Terms of Reference for the Inquiry Report herewith Child Sexual Exploitation Update report herewith

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Smoke signals from the Lubyanka

Twitter now seems to fulfil the role formerly occupied by smoke signals, it would appear. These two tweets from Garth Dennison of the Advertiser, tells most of the story without the burdensome waffle. Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in … Continue reading

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How to see Akhtar’s tweets?

Jahangir, the inveterate tweeter has hidden his twitter feed from public view. Our resident technical expert, regular reader, has this simple solution: Click this link,  http://www.allmytweets.net/index.php sign in, get your own tweets. A “Change User ” button comes up – … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar is innocent OK!

If a politician is faced with a series of damaging revelations, in a newspaper for example. A useful stratagem to employ, from the ‘Standard Handbook of Political Practice’, Chapter Six. Damage Limitation, Page 267 – Is for one to identify … Continue reading

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Labour Must Act – Now!

Ed Miliband, when down with the brothers and sisters in Bournemouth at the Trades Union Congress, tried his very best to convince them he had a plan for the future that would work. For the country? No! His main attention … Continue reading

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We must face this issue head on!

It has been Rothpol’s life experience, that until the denial stops, it is impossible to deal with any problem. The child sexual exploitation scandal is just such an example. Rotherham’s politicians, Council Officers and the Police, have failed the many … Continue reading

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Are you a victim too?

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No one, listening to ‘Jessica’s’ story on BBC Radio 5Live, could fail to have been moved by her experiences. Jessica, it transpires from her own testimony, didn’t realise she had been the victim of grooming and sexual exploitation until quite … Continue reading

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Chris Longley brings us up to date

From Chris Longley MBE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOI) REQUEST PROGRESS: ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (RMBC) INFORMATION Dear Rothpol readers, This note is to bring people up to date (September 10 2013) with the current state of release of RMBC … Continue reading

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Why does the Inquiry only go up to 2009?

Let us be quite clear: Roger and the Council leaders did not want an external open inquiry. If they had it could have happened years ago.  Hence it is reasonable to watch out for some Roger style tricks to limit … Continue reading

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As if it were yesterday – Jahangir Akhtar admits affray

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Asif it were yesterday: .

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EDM 406 – where is John Healey’s name?

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http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/early-day-motions/edm-member-detail/?session=2013-14&member=909

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Still relevant in today’s Rotherham!

Pakistan clans ‘abusing’ British politics By Navid Akhtar Presenter, The Biraderi, BBC Radio 4″ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3181851.stm It is well worth reading! Particularly since it features both Lord Ahmed: “Britain’s only Pakistani member of the House of Lords, has fallen foul of … Continue reading

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Shaun Wright asked to step down

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Fresh in from the Star: .

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Champion makes ‘Tiser front page

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Today’s Rotherham Advertiser has Sarah Champion on the front page and on page four, here it is: .

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More from Rotherham’s Champion

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Our Sarah has also been busy:

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Compare and contrast!

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Readers might be interested to compare these two screen grabs from two of our local Members of Parliament: Our spotter offered this opinion, Kev feels it is more important to promote the Countryside Alliance’s Awards. Just look at the right-wing … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk Reports!

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Roger’s U-Turn in official form

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It took, just 48 hours for this to be published, after Roger’s previous statement, this is an enormous climb-down! .

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Dead man walking?

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Caven Vines Reaction

My reaction to this belated announcement is as follows: “I welcome this well overdue enquiry all be it late. But to be honest they have only now taken this step as they have now really no other options left open … Continue reading

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Killer Quotes?

These quotes from Jahangir Akhtar were heard being uttered today in Rotherham to anyone who would listen: “I will be coming back to become a Councillor for Rotherham West, I can walk into my council seat when I want to.”  … Continue reading

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Formal Statement by Cllr Roger Stone, Leader of the Council

Formal Statement by Cllr Roger Stone, Leader of the Council As I stated earlier, I want at this point to raise an urgent item relating to the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE). I know that I speak for us … Continue reading

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Fresh ‘Independent’ inquiry announced

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Many thanks to our spotter Regular Reader: .

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Seems developments are on the way!

Gareth Dennison’s two tweets: Gareth Dennison ‏@GarethAtWork Rotherham Council has announced an independent enquiry into child sexual exploitation. Gareth Dennison ‏@GarethAtWork Martin Kimber will give details of how the CSE inquiry will work on September 18. See Friday’s paper for … Continue reading

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Advertiser Poll

The ‘Tiser is running a new poll on their website. They pose the following question: Should Council and Police chiefs resign over grooming scandal? So far 98.6% say yes and just 1.4% say no! Have your vote  here, http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/polls.aspx Thanks … Continue reading

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They just don’t get it… That statement to members

“The thing about Roger and his chums is that they don’t get the basics of democracy,  so I will simplify things. We elect you. You are accountable to us. In a liberal democracy accountability is a day to day issue, … Continue reading

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The shame of the Rotherham Labour 57!

Rotherham’s Labour Group Shabana Ahmed Jahangir Akhtar Shaukat Ali Jenny Andrews Lauren Astbury Alan Atkin Ian Barron Christine Beaumont Dominic Beck Alan Buckley Jo Burton Maggi Clark Simon Currie Judith Dalton Barry Dodson John Doyle Sue Ellis Jacqui Falvey John … Continue reading

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Is this the Leadership Rotherham needs?

From: Holmes, Tracy Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 05:19 PM GMT Standard Time To: Members Subject: STATEMENT TO THE TIMES – CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION The Leader has asked me to share with you the statement below which is the Council’s … Continue reading

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The second honourable exception!

“I solely joined the Labour party for national political reasons rather than the politics of Rotherham. This being the case I have not been involved in any local politics since leaving uni, apart from following your blog, and given the … Continue reading

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Advertiser’s hard hitting comment!

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Advertiser’s treatment of the biggest scandal ever to afflict Rotherham

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Weekly newspapers are always at a disadvantage when reporting a rapidly developing news story. On this occasion they seem to have risen to this challenge in an exemplary fashion. They even managed to give readers a flavour of Akhtar’s arrogance … Continue reading

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Questions that must be answered?

“Publicly Akhtar has focused on the Police assessing whether or not he has done anything illegal despite it never being suggested that he did anything illegal.In his version his only involvement was giving the telephone number of the abusers mother … Continue reading

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Sarah’s response to Caven

This is Sarah champion MPs answer to me regarding child grooming After I asked he to put political difference to one side and back my letter to SYP Regards Caven —–Original Message—– From: Cavenvines <cavenvines@aol.com> To: CHAMPION, Sarah <sarah.champion.mp@parliament.uk> Sent: … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make this up!

Commissioner Wright commissions three major reviews into child sexual exploitation Three major reviews into how agencies in South Yorkshire manage child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences past and present have been commissioned by the area’s Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright. … Continue reading

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Not even on the right page?

Joanna Atkinson Management Secretary The Leader’s Office Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Rotherham Town Hall The Crofts S60 2TH Tel: (01709) 822729 e-mail: joanna.atkinson@rotherham.gov.uk   Working days:- Thurs & Fri    Visit our website:  http://www.rotherham.gov.uk The Council can confirm that Cllr. Jahangir … Continue reading

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Piggies 1 – Services 0

Wil Ewart puts forward this money saving scheme, two birds with one Stone, perhaps? “The 2011 Census identified the population of Rotherham as 257,600 and to represent us there are 63 councillors. Doncaster has 288,854 people (31,254 or 12% more) … Continue reading

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Caven Vines writes to Jason Harwin

Cllr Caven Vines 26th August 2013 For the attention of Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin Re Alleged Child Grooming In Rotherham Dear Chief Superintendent Harwin With the revelations in the Times newspaper Reported by Mr Andrew Norfolk regarding the alleged involvement … Continue reading

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Jessica calls for resignations

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Jessica one of the victims on grooming and sexual exploitation has called for resignations of those complicit in covering up her abuse on BBC Radio 5 this morning : This is the link to the broadcast. .

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Shabana Ahmed adds her voice to Jahangir Akhtars

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Last night Borough Councillor Shabana Ahmed broke cover to bring us this statement: “I wasn’t intending to comment publicly this early in my political position but since my name has been mentioned along with the…

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Less important than an escaped parrot!

This came in as a comment, Rothpol thought it was just too important to be missed: “Still no comment from any Labour representatives! If they think this will go away they are mistaken. Their silence is deafening. What are they … Continue reading

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A week is a long time in politics!

This piece surely demonstrates that Harold Wilson was right to coin the term, a week is a long time in politics?: “I’ve now had three different people telling my that Akhtar’s going around saying that next year he will become … Continue reading

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Why the Labour Party should investigate?

Fresh in from Wil Ewart: The Times article at no point suggested that Akhtar had committed a criminal offence. If there was a clear implication it was about his getting involved to secure the release without prosecution of his relative. … Continue reading

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Help Wanted!

For some time now Rothpol has been documenting an accurate picture of Jahangir Akhtar in the posting, Jahangir Akhtar the unauthorised version. Designed to get behind the political spin, it has relied on information from many different sources. Rothpol has had … Continue reading

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Council Chief Quits Over Grooming Scandal!

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Andrew Norfolk, the Chief Investigative Reporter of the Times, brings us fresh insights into Jahangir Akhtar’s resignation: .

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Andrew Norfolk on Akhtars ‘temporary’ resignation!

Council chief quits over grooming row The deputy leader of a local authority hit by a sex-grooming scandal resigned last night after details of his role in the recovery of a missing child were revealed. Jahangir Akhtar, who also stood … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar Resigns!

Just been announced full story soonest! Rotherham Council deputy resigns Councillor Jahangir Akhtar has tonight stepped down from his role as Deputy Leader of Rotherham Council and as Vice Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, Rotherham Council has announced. … Continue reading

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Time for all of us to unite?

The Pakistani origin people in Rotherham are coming to a critical point when big choices ought to be made. At Prayers today there will be an attempt to shut people up, calm the community down and get them to comply … Continue reading

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The Star – ‘Grooming victims’ to sue Rotherham Council

The Star – ‘Grooming victims’ to sue Rotherham Council Four women are suing Rotherham Council for ‘systemic failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children’. South Yorkshire solicitors Switalskis said a number of women … Continue reading

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Breaking News – RMBC to be sued over Child Sexual Abuse!

PRESS RELEASE 23rd AUGUST 2013 BY SWITALSKIS SOLICITORS CHILD ABUSE LAWYERS Child Sex Abuse Scandal Rotherham Council to be sued A number of Rotherham women have instructed solicitors to sue Rotherham Council for systemic failures to protect them from sexual … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk Expose – Hard hitting Times leader article

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Andrew Norfolk Expose – In Full!

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Andrew Norfolk’s Expose: .

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New Andrew Norfolk Expose!

Tomorrow mornings Times, carries another excellent Andrew Norfolk Expose. Child sex town grooming scandal exposed Andrew Norfolk Chief Investigative Reporter Published 1 minute ago A child in the care of social services was allowed extensive daily contact with a violent … Continue reading

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There must be a better explanation for riots in Broom?

Information is coming in that points to a different explanation of the incredible events in Broom on Tuesday night? Tomorrows Advertiser leads on this story, which should make interesting reading in the morning. This can be viewed thanks to Gareth … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rothpol’s latest contributor!

Quite out of the blue, Rothpol suddenly had a flurry of activity from an anonymous commenter recently. All three were left on the post, FOI – Two answers arrive! Taken together they are at least attempting to muddy the waters: “how … Continue reading

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FOI – Two answers arrive!

Tony Richardson, a constituent of Jahangir Akhtar, asked a few questions using FOI, these are the answers to two of them: How much does the Council pay towards the Rotherham Multi-Agency Approach to Racial Incidents (RMAARI)? Nil Response – We … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk on PM

You have six days to listen to an excellent interview with Andrew Norfolk about how the system fails children who have been sexually abused. On BBC I-player it is in the PM programme, so you have to be patient for … Continue reading

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The simple case of the missing Chestnut tree?

This revelatory series of emails between Anthony Richardson and a Ward Councillor of his, Jahangir Akhtar speak volumes: Dear Reader, You may know Jahangir Akhtar is one of my ward councillors. The council have recently felled a mature horse chestnut … Continue reading

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A Machiavelli for our times?

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has been controlled by the Labour Party since the reorganisation of local government in 1974, which created the current structure we operate under today. Power corrupts! Absolute power, corrupts absolutely! Were it ever thus? Labour has … Continue reading

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Silly Season Short No1

The first off the mark prize, if there was one, goes to the Tories who were out campaigning in Hellaby Ward the other day. Their campaign for next years local elections appears to have started! Still think the second item … Continue reading

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The MO?

A recent comment from a character who uses the alias D for 9, seems to have given far more away about Asbo Akhtar’s Modus Operandi, than he would be comfortable with: “Allegations? I could easily make an allegation about anyone … Continue reading

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Prelude to Party Games?

Party games are well under way in the battle to be selected or reselected by their Party to give them another four years, with their snouts in the trough! Ward Incumbent Party   Anston & Woodsetts Ward Jo Burton Lab … Continue reading

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What’s new pussycat?

The starting gun has fired & Parties are selecting candidates for the 2014 Council Elections. It’s more important than we realise in single party places like North Korea and Rotherham. e.g. you want to vote Labour but the candidate they … Continue reading

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News of new Wiki style page – the peoples opportunity!

Rotherham Politics has been asked for a page dedicated to reader supplied information on Jahangir Akhtar. Just such an opportunity now exists, with the creation of a new page, Jahangir Akhtar the unauthorised version. It’s early days yet, but Rothpol … Continue reading

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Of concern to everyone?

Rothpol has been increasingly concerned at this apparently blatant attempt to prevent discussion by of all people, Jahangir Akhtar: Anonymouse says: July 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm We have to accept that their is problem with issues with grooming? Due to … Continue reading

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On Insults To Mums.

Mums defend their children, often regardless of danger to themselves and often with complete disregard for the facts. Whatever I did wrong, I know mine will be there for me. I agree with those who don’t like the term SoB. … Continue reading

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Thuggery Professionalised?

Thanks to another source, who wishes to remain anonymous, we can bring readers news of another of the Akhtar’s moneymaking enterprises. Somehow appropriate. The quotations below all come from their website: Aktive Martial Arts “All of our classes are delivered … Continue reading

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Racial Harrassment case! First Reports

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A Maltby  man pleaded guilty this morning to racially harassing The Leader and Deputy Leader of Rotherham Council. It appears the man who is clearly not  a “full shilling” wrote garbled obscene letters to the pair of them whilst he … Continue reading

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Still problems at the Taxi Rank?

Today’s Star has this interesting little piece about the abuse of Taxi Ranks in Rotherham: Joint patrols planned for taxi ranks in town Enforcement operations are to be held at taxi ranks in Rotherham town centre to ensure they are … Continue reading

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Now here I go again! A personal viewpoint.

I thought this was just too thought provoking to leave this unnoticed: “Now here I go again – whilst I will fight RMBC tooth and nail to get to the truth re the malpractice and criminal deceit regarding the cover … Continue reading

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Taking care of business!

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Rothpol understood there was a political dimension, even at his daughters wedding! Now we can bring you the evidence:

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Everyone needs good neighbours – Back to the issue of justice!

Back to the issue of justice. “Just had a look at google maps and discovered that the proposed extension is to the north of Asbo’s property..hence natural light is not a problem. Only leaves the being overlooked issue and that’s … Continue reading

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Is that Jahangir Akhtar and his bessie mate?

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Guido Fawkes has brought us, via a spotter to whom I am grateful, this perhaps revealing picture on Friday, couldn’t resist bringing your attention to it:

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Everyone needs good neighbours

“So, Asbo’s next door neighbour submits a Planning application for house extensions that might overlook his property, might reduce his privacy and might place his house and gardens in a shadow. Incredibly, according to the report of the Planning Officer, … Continue reading

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Where did he get that idea from? Three

Another piece of the evidence Jigsaw? Strange case of the disappearing leaflet?

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More Labour Woes

As membership of the Labour Party collapsed since 1997, when Blair won power for the first time. The consequence, has been the ability for small groups to ‘take over’ Ward and Constituency Labour Parties with ease, despite opening the franchise … Continue reading

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Rotherham Politics Resumes

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Many apologies to our readers for the recent series of periods of inactivity. Some were due to computer problems, hopefully now fixed, and some were due to illness/disability on Rothpols part, unfortunately not fixed so easily. During the course of … Continue reading

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Shaun Wright – Caption Competition

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Dropping through letterboxes across Rotherham, the latest edition, summer 2013, of the Labour Voice. The usual hand wringing, drivel and crocodile tears are on display throughout, but this image appears on the front page and I couldn’t resist displaying it … Continue reading

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Confirmation from Parliamentary Review

A Parliamentary Review confirms what Rothpol has always said. “There is no evidence that children are any safer fro sexual abuse because of the Councils meaningless new paper policies. Right then, that’s where we are. Bit embarrassing, but we can … Continue reading

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Important Questions Raised – Yesterday’s Twitter Exchanges

“I am confused by Asbo’s statement on his Twitter account that he is Tweeting in a private capacity and if you don’t like what he says, then don’t follow. My confusion is that he seems to be acting in his … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Twitter Exchanges

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Rotherham Politics On Sunday 600 now 702 readers, can’t be wrong! First Edition  No: 01 Sunday 16th June 2013 Thought a twitter from Jahangir Akhtar yesterday, should be shared with a wider audience. Readers will be familiar with Akhtar’s style … Continue reading

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An inconvenient photo

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This photo taken in Pakistan in 2010, which first appeared quite some time ago, is exciting some fresh interest. Those not on this photo are now the subject of more interest but it is not possible to ignore two faces … Continue reading

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Rotherham Advertiser – Rotherham Council failed to recognise abuse on its own doorstep – MPs’ report

Rotherham Council failed to recognise abuse on its own doorstep – MPs’ report ROTHERHAM Borough Council was inexcusably slow to realise widespread and organised sexual abuse of children was taking place on its doorstep, MPs have said. The Home Affairs … Continue reading

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Wil Ewart – says thank you!

Thank you to Keith Vaz, the Home Affairs Committee, Ann Cryer, Andrew Norfolk and the many others who are doing their best to expose and reduce the sexual abuse of children through grooming in Rotherham and other British towns. And … Continue reading

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Yvonne Ridley’s reaction

There should, of course, be resignations, apologies and an investigation of those who have deliberately covered up this scandal for years. Rotherham is a rotten borough and Labour has attempted, in the past, to put a sticking plaster on the … Continue reading

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Call Someone An Asshole – That’s OK

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No action is being taken against Cllr Akhtar, despite the fact that he feels it appropriate to call someone an ‘asshole’ over Twitter. This response to a complaint is illustrative, many thanks to Rothpol’s source, who wishes to remain unidentified:

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PCC home security bill – Not £6,500 but an eyewatering £14,783.32!!

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Thanks to one enterprising soul, we now know exactly how much the security improvements to Shaun and Lisa Wright’s house in Rawmarsh cost us, the simply outrageous sum of £14,783.32!!! We publish the answer obtained by a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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Fiddling While Rome Burns? A Response From Gillian Radcliffe

Too good to miss, originally left as a comment: “I welcome the advice on the RMBC website as a tiny, tiny step in the right direction. But what a disgrace that it took so long, was issued so grudgingly (only … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar and his abuse of Mohammed Shafiq in full

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Thanks to a ‘regular reader’  the outrageous twitter behaviour of Jahangir Akhtar towards Mohammed Shafiq can be seen in full:

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Akhtar – a little insight into his true character

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Hello I’m so pleased that RMBC has such a dedicated Deputy Leader and Cllr in Mr Akhtar. Over the bank holiday weekend he found the time to abuse Mohammed Shafiq, Leader of the Ramadan Foundation. It seems strange that he … Continue reading

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Rotherham Council Apologises! A rare thing indeed!

Rotherham Borough Council is in an apologetic mood at last. This story has caught the attention of a number of news sources. Starting with the BBC: Rotherham Council apologises over UKIP foster row The Yorkshire Post: Rotherham council ‘sorry’ over … Continue reading

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Private Eye – The Daz Edition – In Full!

Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs column features our old friend Darren Jason Louis Hughes, no less. Private Eye edition 1339 should be on sale now, do yourself a favour get yourself a copy still only £1:50, there is much more than … Continue reading

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John Wilkinson Rotherham UKIP Defends Candidate

John Wilkinson, Rotherham UKIP, statement in full: “Let’s be clear: the ‘Guardian’ and others have got it wrong. Caven Vines has never been a member of the BNP. Any working relationship with Marlene Guest finished years ago. At the time … Continue reading

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Caven Vines – A little local difficulty?

Ukip stands by Rotherham local election candidate with BNP links Party’s treatment of Caven Vines contrasts with its withdrawal of support for Cornwall candidate who had been BNP member Helen Pidd, northern editor, and Rajeev Syal The Guardian, Wednesday 24 … Continue reading

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Labour’s Quota Woes

It has been decreed that further progress on implementation of quotas for women must be made for the 2014 local elections. At least one seat, in each of the twenty one wards, must be a woman, we understand. This will … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend, perhaps?

This latest task for Rotherham Politics readers may need to wait for the weekend for a detailed inspection of these important documents. Those who, perhaps surprisingly, have failed to declare hospitality, may ultimately prove to be the most fruitful? We … Continue reading

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Spring Political Season Starts

When the ‘Spring Conference Season’ has come and gone and the Members of Parliament back in their constituencies for Easter, some preparing their local election strategies, it is time for Rothpol to shake himself out of his torpor and get … Continue reading

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Another view on Jahangir Akhtar – It just gets worse!

Rothpol is grateful for this contribution from a reader. She is clearly alarmed and dismayed to discover the full extent of Akhtar’s unacceptable attitudes, from his own words. Warning! Profanity alert, Jahangir Akhtar’s words are of the very worst kind, … Continue reading

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Is this man for real?

Jahangir ‘Asbo’ Akhtar seems to be revealing more than a little of his true views with this tweet: The link provided points to a blog called Rotherham Bradford Politics and to this post in particular, Exposing the lies and half … Continue reading

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Shaun Wright – out of his depth?

Looks like Wright is already out of his depth. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/watchdog-writes-to-south-yorks-police-chief-over-hillsborough-email-1-5446812 I would have thought as PCC he would have dealt with this without having to refer to the Complaints Commission.

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A little light reading

Just last week, as the #daftarrest case concerning a citizen who has been subjected to the most outrageous intimidation including the litigation she has been forced to endure, came to an end, Eric Pickles reissued the following two documents: Town … Continue reading

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From the BBC – Rotherham Borough Council job losses in new budget

From the BBC – Rotherham Borough Council job losses in new budget: Up to 60 full-time posts at Rotherham council are to be cut as part of plans to save £20m. The workforce has already been reduced by 1,000 people … Continue reading

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Vakas Hussain in his own words – pleasant chap?

Vakas Hussain is one of Moofy’s nephews, currently a post graduate student studying criminal litigation in London. Strange then, that his name keeps appearing on our radar associated with some of the most outrageous public utterances on Facebook and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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SY PCC more waste!

OFFICE OF THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER Job Title: Personal Assistant to the Police & Crime Commissioner and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Salary: circa £23k Duration: PCCs Term of Office (Until May 2016 and … Continue reading

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Rotherham Taxis – War Looms! That Comment

The following comment has been left on the post Rotherham Taxis – War Looms!: This identically worded comment has been left by Akram Ali, Afsars and Anonymous, clarification all three were left by af54azs: “This information is completely false and wrong. … Continue reading

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Rotherham Taxis – War Looms!

News has reached Rotherham Politics of further strife amongst Rotherham’s Taxi drivers. On one side are the Hackney Carriage drivers, who are believed backed by Jahangir Akhtar, who was once one of them, and on the other are the far … Continue reading

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Furore – PCC £6,500 home security bill

The Yorkshire Post carried this story in today’s edition: Police tsar criticised as public foots £6,500 home security bill By Martin Slack Published on Tuesday 5 February 2013 ONE of Yorkshire’s recently-elected Police and Crime Commissioners was under fire last … Continue reading

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Fresh Interest – Old Story

Section 106 Agreement – An invitation to extortion? Well what would you call it? Posted on November 22, 2011 by rothpol Section 106 agreements, Cllr Mahroof Hussain claims in the most recent edition of the ‘Tiser, “are attached to all sorts … Continue reading

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Sounds like Rotherham?

This from the Yorkshire Post on Ann Cryer giving evidence to the HASC. Gangs of Pakistani men were allowed to prey on vulnerable young white girls for years in Yorkshire because authorities were “terrified of being called racist”, a former … Continue reading

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Tangled Web Indeed!

Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive! Sir Walter Scott, from his poem Marmion. Almost as soon as Yvonne Ridley’s candidacy for the Respect Party in the Rotherham by-election was announced, she found herself … Continue reading

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Why did Labour overlook Mahroof Hussain – Further Speculation?

This is another contribution in the debate as to why Mahroof Hussain MBE was rejected by his own party for the Rotherham Constituency. The Labour Party, for quite some time now, has demonstrated a marked reluctance to present the electorate … Continue reading

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Exposing the lies and half truths on Child exploitation

Exposing the lies and half truths on Child exploitation This deeply worrying headline is doing the rounds on social media networks including Twitter, what is being suggested here? That the Rotherham child victims lied about being sexually abused? That the Social … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex grooming case makes Wikipedia

Rotherham is getting famous, spotted by Cerberus: Rotherham sex grooming case, Wikipedia.

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RMBC admits failure!

This from a statement attributed to the Deputy Leader of RMBC Cllr Jahangir Ahktar: “We have considerably strengthened arrangements in Rotherham following concerns that some licensed private hire / hackney carriage drivers were associated with suspected Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).” … Continue reading

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Don’t make us laugh?

A comedy piece surely, from the Star? My deputy is good value for money Published on Monday 21 January 2013 09:12 I am responding to “Disgruntled Pensioner” (Star letters, 17 January instant) regarding concerns after the announcement of the appointment … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of power, Comedy Club, Greedy Councillors, Greedy Piggies, Shaun Wright | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments | Edit

MacShane – Met Investigation Reopens!

Police to re-open Denis MacShane expenses investigation The police are to reopen their investigation into claims of expenses fraud against ex-MP Denis MacShane. Mr MacShane quit as MP for Rotherham last year after admitting using fake receipts to wrongly claim … Continue reading

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44 RMBC councillors still don`t care!

Reading the emerging  horrific details of the child abuse crimes  in Oxford you do have to ask why 44 RMBC have still failed to register their intent to attend child sexual exploitation awareness training? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21059681 The three councillors from Rotherham … Continue reading

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More Blogger Reaction On UKIP Fostering Scandal

This is from Stephen Tall’s excellent site: Chris Davies wades into Ukip foster care row. Why? “A couple of months ago you may recall a big row when it was alleged three eastern European children were removed from their foster … Continue reading

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50 RMBC Councillors still don’t care

Another child sexual exploitation  (CSE) trial and still 50 RMBC councillors have not registered their intention to attend  CSE awareness training, and the training is free! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21027681 Cerberus

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50 RMBC Councillors just don’t care

50 RMBC Councillors just don’t care Responding to a news article on the BBC regarding child trafficking and sexual exploitation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20999529 A Home Office spokesman said: “Child trafficking and child sexual exploitation are both abhorrent forms of child abuse and … Continue reading

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Another Take on Rotherham Scandals?

The Rotherham Scandal And The Ugly Face Of Progressivism What has become clear as the adoption scandal unfolds is that Rotherham is a breeding ground for Labour Party ‘progressives’ who are intent on pushing through their demographic and cultural replacement agenda. Rotherham … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Thought Police

As if on cue, Rotherham Politics has learned of the apparent existence of a ‘banned words and phrases list’, in common use amongst council members and officers that inhabit Rotherham’s Lubyanka. This exercise in Orwellian ‘doublespeak’, for the most part … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Home Affairs Select Committee – Thacker & Kimber to appear

From Parliament’s website: 08 January 2013 3:30 pm Subject: Localised child grooming Witness(es): Martin Kimber, Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Joyce Thacker, Director of Children’s Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Committee Chair … Continue reading

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Tory Councillor and his attitude to food banks?

http://www.dailyshame.co.uk/2013/01/satire/chris-steward-thinks-poors-dont-need-food-banks-just-shooting-probably/ An interesting article about a very obese Tory Councillor Chris Steward and his views on food banks, I wonder what the users of the food banks in Rotherham would think of his comments? No doubt if this individual lived … Continue reading

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Social Work Team Manager Vacancy

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You might have missed this little gem

James Naughtie vs Joyce Thacker, not to be missed. We missed this the first time round. Thanks to Leo Starrenberg from Holland that can now be remedied. His email follows: “It’s a windy rainy Sunday so I spent some time … Continue reading

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