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Don’t Open the Champagne Yet!

A thought provoking piece from Giles: The mouthpiece of Rotherham’s establishment “The Rotherham Advertiser” adopted a distinctly upbeat tone on the anniversary of the Jay report. Certainly the authorities let down victims in the past but now at least everybody … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar: kingpin who ‘had influence over police’

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This little gem from the Andrew Norfolk Archive, points the way to the ‘nub of the issue’.

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Cough, splutter and choke?

Ofsted chief who quit over Rotherham abuse lands new job A FORMER Ofsted chief forced to apologise for failures in detecting the abuse of 1,400 children in Rotherham has landed a new job — and a £75,000 pay-off. John Goldup … Continue reading

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A year ago today

A year ago today, Alexis Jay delivered her damning report into the Child Sexual Exploitation scandal afflicting Rotherham. It is time for a re-read as many seem to have forgotten the full import of what she found. Click the link … Continue reading

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Consultation to start on ‘neglect’ of authority figures who ignored Rotherham abuse

Consultation to start on ‘neglect’ of authority figures who ignored Rotherham abuse A consultation asking the public about punishments for those who ignored child abuse in Rotherham is set to begin later this year. Councillors and police in Rotherham who … Continue reading

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Will no one put an end to a family’s torment?

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There appears to have been little action on the part of the authorities to the continued, racially motivated crimes, that resulted in our victim being allegedly assaulted, by Ian MacAllister, resulting in a hospital visit. The top picture seems to … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sex abuse suspect Basharat Hussain denied bail

Rotherham child sex abuse suspect denied bail A CHILD sex abuse suspect arrested this week after he reportedly fled the country two months ago – has been remanded in custody. Officers arrested Basharat Hussain (38), of no fixed address, at … Continue reading

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Basharat Hussain – Rotherham abuse suspect reported to have fled to Pakistan arrested at Manchester Airport

Rotherham abuse suspect reported to have fled to Pakistan arrested at Manchester Airport A Rotherham child grooming suspect who had reportedly fled to Pakistan has been arrested at Manchester Airport. Basharat Hussain, 38, was arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers … Continue reading

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Spin over substance – the abuse of statistics

This week some information of a statistical nature, was given to the local press, Star and Advertiser, who swallowed the spin, hook line and sinker. Chris Burn of the Star, has admitted to me, he has not been able to … Continue reading

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Mahroof & Akhtar – When will Labour’s investigation report?

Councillor who ‘stifled talks’ on Rotherham sex grooming Andrew Norfolk Last updated at 12:01AM, February 6 2015 A Labour Councillor in Rotherham is under investigation by the party for his alleged use of bullying and intimidation to stifle discussion of … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police commissioner awards cash to help victims of child sexual exploitation

South Yorkshire Police commissioner awards cash to help victims of child sexual exploitation South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has donated £13,000 to a charity which works with vulnerable young people. Dr Alan Billings gave the cash to the Brathay … Continue reading

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Police probe into Rotherham child abuse could examine role of East Riding officer Pam Allen

Development in the saga of the child sexual exploitation story: Police probe into Rotherham child abuse could examine role of East Riding officer Pam Allen THE role of a senior East Riding Council officer who was in charge of safeguarding … Continue reading

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Some summer reading

Akhtar…a spider at the centre of the taxi trade web Posted on August 29, 2014 by rothpol In 2002 a raid on Risky Business office, files held there were shredded. These files formed the basis of a report that revealed the … Continue reading

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Support group founder charged with new offence in Rotherham grooming investigation

Support group founder charged with new offence in Rotherham grooming investigation The founder of a family support group service has been charged with a further offence as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences. Karen … Continue reading

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Man charged with two more offences in Rotherham child sex abuse police investigation

Man charged with two more offences in Rotherham child sex abuse police investigation A man has been charged with two more offences in connection with the ongoing Rotherham child sex abuse investigations. Operation Clover detectives as South Yorkshire Police have … Continue reading

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Alexis Jay Star Report – council turned a blind eye

Rotherham councillors ‘tried to keep a lid on grooming scandal’, says Alexis Jay Rotherham councillors ‘tried to keep a lid’ on the town’s grooming scandal, the professor who revealed the full extent of the problem has said. Alexis Jay said … Continue reading

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Alexis Jay: ‘Politicians wanted to keep a lid on it’

A timely reminder of the political dimension surrounding the Prof Jay Report: Alexis Jay on child sex abuse: ‘Politicians wanted to keep a lid on it’ Her devastating Rotherham report blew open the national debate on child sex abuse. Now … Continue reading

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Six Rotherham abuse suspects to stand trial in December

Six Rotherham abuse suspects to stand trial in December Six defendants charged with alleged Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences are to stand trial in December. The four men and two women appeared at Sheffield Crown Court this morning for a … Continue reading

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Rotherham councillors back controversial new licensing laws for taxi drivers

Rotherham councillors back controversial new licensing laws for taxi drivers Councillors have backed tougher new licensing measures for Rotherham taxi drivers – including putting CCTV in all cabs – despite the implementation of the measures being delayed. The policy had … Continue reading

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High Court Judgement – a response at last!

An intrepid researcher into the deeper workings of RMBC, came across this High Court Judgement. To say this raises many questions, is the understatement, of the year. Our inquirer though, is having no sucess in getting the Legal Officer, Jacqueline … Continue reading

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Woman charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham

Woman charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham A WOMAN has today been charged with a number of offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1993 and 1995. Shelley Davies, 40, has been charged with conspiracy to … Continue reading

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the last writings from dying rat?

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This was originally left as a comment, too good to miss: What silly boy Asbo is. Such is his popularity that I am informed that he is having to fortify his family home to protect himself from the disillusioned who … Continue reading

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Jahangir – gets a little upset?

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Been sent these images by someone who wants readers to see what an oaf, Jahangir Akhtar is making of hiimself. Nothing new there then? .

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Taxi strike counter productive

Over the last couple of days much new information has come to hand to explain what has been happening within the taxi trade and the drivers. The Rotherham Private Hire Drivers association is revealed to be a rabble run by … Continue reading

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High Court Judgement

An intrepid researcher into the deeper workings of RMBC, came across this High Court Judgement. To say this raises many questions, is the understatement, of the year. Our inquirer though, is having no sucess in getting the Legal Officer, Jacqueline … Continue reading

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Second Rotherham taxi protest planned today

Second Rotherham taxi protest planned today Rotherham taxi drivers vowed to carry on with strike action with another protest set for 4pm today. Drivers withdrew their services in response to new licensing laws set to come in on July 6, … Continue reading

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The truth of the matter…..

From the inside The majority of Taxi trade is for the Asians…..true. But the secret is that Maroof and his cousins own most of the Taxi firms, with the exception of A1 and some other on Dalton Lane. The same … Continue reading

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Star – Rotherham taxi drivers on strike over CCTV rule

Rotherham taxi drivers on strike over CCTV rule Taxi drivers in Rotherham have begun an “indefinite” strike over new rules requiring them to install CCTV cameras. The new licensing policy has been imposed by the council following the Jay report … Continue reading

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Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal

From the Star: Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal More than 100 furious Rotherham taxi drivers have threatened strike action over new regulations designed to combat child sexual exploitation. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/video-furious-rotherham-taxi-drivers-threaten-strike-action-over-new-regulations-in-wake-of-abuse-scandal-1-7332993

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Decision time

Commissioner Ney’s Meeting Monday, 29th June, 2015 10.30 a.m. Attendance details Agenda frontsheet PDF 16 KB Agenda reports pack PDF 970 KB Printed draft minutes PDF 27 KB Venue: Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

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Star – Five Rotherham taxi drivers have licenses revoked

Five Rotherham taxi drivers have licenses revoked in relation to child abuse investigations Five Rotherham taxi drivers have had their licenses revoked in relation to investigations into child sexual exploitation, it has been revealed. Commissioner Mary Ney said that of … Continue reading

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Two aspects to corruption and organised crime…

Those who commit the crimes, and those who know, but keep quiet….letting the criminals get away with it. There are a lot of complaints from those who say they are now suffering because of the crimes by the few. Saying … Continue reading

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Some reflections on the strike

It is decision day for the changes to taxi requirements tomorrow. Yesterdays strike by Rotherham taxi drivers and a protest by taxi drivers, planned for tomorrow, is a last ditch attempt to influence Commissionner Ney’s decision and is wrong at … Continue reading

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Sajid Bostan and Arshid Hussain – bailed over 56 Rotherham child sex abuse charges

Two bailed over 56 Rotherham child sex abuse charges ROTHERHAM child sex abuse suspect Sajid Bostan has appeared before a judge today charged with 11 offences. He was bailed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on July 9. Another suspect, … Continue reading

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Where next for the taxi licensing clean up?

All the signs are encouraging, the Commissioners are on to sorting out the licensing of taxi drivers. There are three issues that remain to be addressed and will require decisive action, after the further exposure of wrongdoing connected to the … Continue reading

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Justice required?

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More harrowing revelations from the Prof Jay Report, as told by Andrew Norfolk on Wednesday August 27th 2014:

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Man charged with Rotherham child sex offences

Man charged with Rotherham child sex offences 5 minutes ago From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire A man has been charged with 45 offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, according to South Yorkshire Police. Arshid Hussain, 40, … Continue reading

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New Arrest Made!

Man charged in Rotherham child sexual exploitation investigation to be kept in custody – as new arrest made A man charged with a string of child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham is to be kept in custody until his next … Continue reading

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Bannaras Hussain – Remanded in custody

Goole man in court over Rotherham sex charges A man has appeared in court in Rotherham charged with 22 offences against girls under 16. Bannaras Hussain, 35, of Bridge Close in Goole, was remanded in custody at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court. … Continue reading

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Justice required 1400 times or more?

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Going through a collection of newspapers prior to disposal, I happened across a short series of Times newspapers from 27 August 2014 to 30 August 2014, containing the harrowing revelations from the Prof Jay Report, as told by Andrew Norfolk: … Continue reading

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What may be perfectly legal but totally unacceptable politically?

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It is often the case in politics that when lawyers get involved in pursuit of their clients interests, against the wishes of a reluctant party, when it becomes public it doesn’t look good to say…

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Down Memory Lane

Originally posted on Rotherham Politics:
John Wilkinson has reminded us of the time when Jahangir Akhtar got his nickname. From the Guardian: Councillor joined drunken brawl Martin Wainwright The Guardian, Wednesday 19 June 2002 08.47 BST A Labour councillor caught…

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Giles Humphry – Jahangir Akhtar gets in touch

Giles Humphry has recently posted this account of contact with Venture Taxis, seems like he got an over reaction? Jahangir Akhtar gets in touch Venture Taxis of Wath was recently exposed as having been operating without a licence for a … Continue reading

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Police were warned in 2006 that Asian grooming gangs were ‘acting with impunity’ in South Yorkshire

Police were warned in 2006 that Asian grooming gangs were ‘acting with impunity’ in South Yorkshire Police were warned in 2006 that they were letting the Asian ringleaders of suspected grooming gangs ‘act with seeming impunity’ in South Yorkshire. Drug … Continue reading

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Taiba and Saghir – Some Digging?

I’d been reading this https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/a-fresh-start-or-labours-cynicism/ where it says that Taiba Yasseen is a disability campaigner “Taiba Yasseen, who has campaigned nationally on disability issues”. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/taiba-yasseen/13/90a/a68 when was that? I thought she was in the acting business, and everything else says … Continue reading

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Questions for Jahangir Akhtar

In 2002 a raid on Risky Business office, files held there were shredded. These files formed the basis of a report that revealed the extent of CSE in Rotherham. This report named names, schools and other places where young girls, … Continue reading

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Those Akhtar ‘clones’ ready and waiting?

The most obvious of the Akhtar ‘clones’ was made clear in the person of Jones, the victor of the selection for the Rotherham West Ward. The selection battle started with the declaration by Jahangir Akhtar, ‘he would choose the candidate’! … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start? Or Labour’s Cynicism?

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Labour’s cynicism? What do readers think? Image taken from the Advertiser of 18th April 2015: .

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‘Saint’ Sarah? Or…..?

Spotted by Regular Reader. This appears to be somewhat overdoing it, in the process towards cannonisation of ‘Saint Sarah’? From Red Magazine: Sarah Champion MP: the quiet heroine changing our world By Janice Turner Posted on April 28, 2015 http://www.redonline.co.uk/red-women/interviews/sarah-champion-mp-interview-red-magazineContinue reading

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The Katari Clan – Those Boston Castle Candidates

The Katari clan has taken liberties inside the Labour Party. Saghir Alam and Taiba Yassen, Father and Daughter, were chosen, in what was billed as a Labour Party selection meeting, but in reality was nothing of the sort. If anything, … Continue reading

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The Bostan “bad brothers”

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Sajid, Majid, Haq, Shanawaz and Arfan are the Bostan “bad brothers!” The Bostan brothers, all of them, are a group of pompous idiots who roam the streets, living off some conceited image of “bad brothers.” Sajid is Vice-Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Labour’s Entrist Infiltrators

I must say I find the Labour Party difficult to fathom? First they go in to full denial mode then they fail to mention it on election materials and now it seems, Labour are not even fielding their own candidates … Continue reading

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Labour’s Collective Amnesia?

Some commenters have already alluded to the fact Labour appear in total denial of their collective role, in what has become known as, the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal. Quite typical of the attitude being pedalled  at the time was … Continue reading

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Musings on the election so far….1 The dog that isn’t barking.

Where are Respect? Where are you Yvonne Ridley, where are the local young Mirpuri origin voters who want an alternative to the misogynistic biraderi leadership;  the anti education, pro caste leadership who have so damaged their community and those young … Continue reading

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Can’t be true, can it?

Rotherham Worker ‘Told To Give Girls To Abusers’ The ex-protection worker says she repeatedly raised concerns about men taking girls away but her boss told her to “let them go”. http://news.sky.com/story/1465825/rotherham-worker-told-to-give-girls-to-abusers Samson

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Sir Nutkin had a dream

Sir Nutkin was sound asleep in his four poster bed in his luxurious holiday home. As he slept a strange dream came to him; he dreamt he had died and gone to heaven. At the gates stood St Peter, Sir … Continue reading

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Akhtar’s 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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Sajid and Majid Bostan – mystery solved!

Missing for a while now, Sajid and Majid Bostan have now been named locally, as the two taxi drivers who have had their licences revoked by the council. See Rotherham – Two arrests! It was Sajid who infamously stated, they … Continue reading

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Akhtar’s finished, but Labour don’t know how to tell him?

Akhtar’s finished, but Labour don’t know how to tell him? From the moment of Andrew Norfolk’s first exposures concerning the Rotherham CSE Scandal, Jahangir Akhtar was on borrowed time, as far as his Labour Membership was concerened? Labour briefly suspended … Continue reading

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Coming thick and fast now – John Healey

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Now the Labour Candidate for Wentworth & Dearne: .

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The Day Sir Nutkin Came to Town

It was a chilly Saturday morning in Dinnington, my self and Mr Lewis had decided to go shopping. As we were about to avail ourselves of a Tesco trolley we saw the not fit for purpose deputy leader of RMBC; … Continue reading

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News from the Star 1st April 2015

Rotherham abuse victims ‘still not being listened to’ Child sex abuse victims in Rotherham claim they are still not being listened to and are treated as an ‘embarrassment’ to the town. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/rotherham-abuse-victims-still-not-being-listened-to-1-7186411 Victims and family reveal how lives were devastated … Continue reading

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Rotherham child abuse is the fault of the Labour party

This was garnered from twitter: Bruce On Politics http://www.bruceonpolitics.com/ Rotherham child abuse is the fault of the Labour party There seem to be two sorts of child abuse prevalent in Britain, that by freemasons, which is centered on children’s homes, … Continue reading

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Breaking – Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC probe expands

Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC probe expands The police watchdog has said it is investigating complaints against 42 South Yorkshire Police officers over the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it was looking … Continue reading

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pictures that speak volumes

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Some times there are pictures more eloquent than words, this is one of those. Remember how you felt, when the truth came out? First the Jay Report and then the Casey Report revealed Rotherham Borough Council was ‘not fit for … Continue reading

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Said Omar Mohammed AKA Stephen Mullins

A reminder of who we are dealing with, part of the web dirty tricks department of Jahangir and Mahroof: https://twitter.com/noskysplitscree/status/577245463885250560 https://nolimits779.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/said-omar-mohammed-dr-nayyer-afroz-mullins/ parsonage This is a fine example of Stephen Mullins handiwork: See it in the original post: Friday Night is … Continue reading

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External investigators called in by Rotherham Council over alleged theft of key child abuse files

External investigators called in by Rotherham Council over alleged theft of key child abuse files External investigators have been called in by Rotherham Council as part of a review into the alleged theft of key child abuse files in 2002, … Continue reading

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Communities and Local Government Select Committee Latest Report Published – The Roger Stone ‘in denial’ edition

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http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcomloc/1114/1114.pdf Roger Stone’s Written Evidence: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/communities-and-local-government-committee/jay-report-into-child-sexual-abuse-in-rotherham/written/18419.pdf

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Roger Stone – Finally a link that works to his CLG appearance on Tuesday!

A working link at last! Discovered for us by the ever resourceful, RR. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05p412v/select-committees-communities-and-local-government-committee Take special note of those he dumps on, and even more important, who he doesn’t?

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CLG appearance of Roger Stone – Watch it when you want

I am sorry but this link is broken, I have emailed them pointing out their error to no avail as yet. The problem is with Parliament TV and it’s indexing problems. This BBC link works now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05p412v/select-committees-communities-and-local-government-committee This in the … Continue reading

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Press Wednesday 11 March 2015 The Dodson Edition

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Breaking News: Ex-mayor Barry Dodson denies sex assault on girl A former mayor of Rotherham has denied a charge of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Barry Dodson, 67, is alleged to have carried out the attack in 1987. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-31833160 Missing … Continue reading

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more awards for Andrew Norfolk

Andrew Norfolk’s investigation into the sex grooming of girls by gangs in Rotherham won him the News Reporter of the Year title, and also the Cudlipp Award. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/medianews/article4378750.ece and  Breitbart has to put its own  spin on it. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/03/10/times-journalist-uncomfortable-exposing-rotherham-rape-gangs/

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Press reaction to Stone

Some of the early reactions in the press from Regular Reader: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/politics-and-election-news/denial-after-denial-in-abuse-case-1-7149389 http://www.lgcplus.com/news/live-blog-former-rotherham-leader-quizzed-over-child-sexual-abuse-scandal/5083153.article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-31820792 and the Star didn’t get the link corrected. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/watch-live-roger-stone-giving-evidence-over-rotherham-abuse-scandal-1-7148193

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News Thursday 5 March 2015

Former Rotherham Council officer cleared Lawyers acting for Doncaster Council, which later employed Jackie Wilson as assistant director of children’s services, found no evidence she was involved in a cover-up or was “uniquely culpable” for the failings at Rotherham Council … Continue reading

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Local news 4 March 2015

In the Star Rotherham MP pleased with Government plans to tackle child sexual exploitation http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/rotherham-mp-pleased-with-government-plans-to-tackle-child-sexual-exploitation-1-7137194 Jail threat for officials http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/jail-threat-for-officials-1-7137646 New Deputy Lord Lieutenants appointed in South Yorkshire Well done  Waheed Akhtar! http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/new-deputy-lord-lieutenants-appointed-in-south-yorkshire-1-7137318 In the Tizer Ex-councillor’s taxi licence suspended … Continue reading

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Boston Castle Ward – Labour Selection Result

ANONNYMOUS was first: Saghir Alam and Taiba Yaseen have been selected by majority of 38 votes against 5 votes for other candidate The tally so far after two selections is: Labour 1 Biraderi 2

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Cameron’s Proposals to Deal with CSE.

Welcome measures from the Government to deal with CSE. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-unveils-tough-new-measures-to-tackle-child-sexual-exploitation It includes: 1. £1.2 million for Sheffield and South Yorkshire Councils. Very welcome but it always worries me when I see Sheffield prefixed before South Yorkshire as Sheffield seems to … Continue reading

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Does Rotherham Labour have a problem with entrists?

Deep Throat was on the money with this piece: Those of us, who cut our political teeth, when Wilson and Callaghan led the Labour Party, will be able also to remember one group of determined entrists, calling themselves Militant and … Continue reading

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The Labour misogynists still don’t get it…

Just seen the shortlist of possible Labour candidates for the two Boston Castle Council seats in May, and as ever I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The combination of misogyny and plain thickness that pervades local Labour, and … Continue reading

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Some candidates that were prepared earlier!

Once the realisation percolated even to Mahroof Hussain, Jahangir Akhtar and Shaukat Ali’s brains, that they were finished as a participant in municipal life. The biraderi moved on to plan B, without apparently pausing to draw breath. They have always … Continue reading

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Advice not heeded?

Since yesterday’s request for information on Labour’s panel of candidates, I am gratified by the response, but it leads me to one conclusion Labour had not considered the issues explored in this posting, published previously. It deserves careful reading as … Continue reading

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The Star – Fresh investigations likely

Fresh investigations likely into 75 suspected Rotherham child abusers Investigations against around 75 suspected Rotherham child abusers that were not followed up by South Yorkshire Police are likely to be reopened by the National Crime Agency. Around 80 suspected perpetrators … Continue reading

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Questions for Jahangir Akhtar

Following up on the report in this weeks Advertiser regarding Jahangir Akhtar’s taxi licence suspension, we have a number of direct questions for Jahangir: What did you know about the uses of taxis for CSE in the late 90’s and … Continue reading

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Late News – Rotherham’s disgrace goes international

The International Business Times, no less! Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Police make 3 new arrests South Yorkshire Police have made three arrests in connection with high-profile sex abuse rings operating in Rotherham, as well as similar cases in Sheffield. … Continue reading

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Labour, Biraderi, Corruption and Child Sexual Abuse: Joining up the Dots

This piece published previously, the best article I have seen on the subject of biraderism as it relates to Rotherham. Seems appropriate also, because Len Tingle uttered the word, not to be spoken out loud, Biraderism! Live on Look North, … Continue reading

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News Thursday 26 Feb 2015

Hundreds attend special service for victims of Rotherham abuse scandal http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/hundreds-attend-special-service-for-victims-of-rotherham-abuse-scandal-1-7126427 Trio arrested for child abuse http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/trio-arrested-for-child-abuse-1-7126404 South Yorkshire Police officers sacked for criminal damage and lying on a statement http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/south-yorkshire-police-officers-sacked-for-criminal-damage-and-lying-on-a-statement-1-7126217

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Now let’s grill police over Asian child abuse in Rotherham, MPs told

The Yorkshire Post was quick off the mark with this one: Now let’s grill police over Asian child abuse in Rotherham, MPs told THE author of a withering report on Rotherham council’s failure to tackle monumental levels of child sexual … Continue reading

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Breaking News 23 February 2015

News has just come in concerning Jahangir Akhtar and his licence to drive Taxi’s. It can be announced, that finally action has been taken and his licence revoked! Rothpol understands the reasons to be linked to an announcement of further … Continue reading

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Power ebbs away?

Mahroof, Akhtar and Shaukat built their power and influence on the backs of the Mirpuri voters, providing Labour with what appeared a granite like block vote. For obvious reasons all are now below the radar, keeping quiet, but it would … Continue reading

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The Times – Abuse was easy

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Andrew Norfolk’s piece in the Times of 21 February. Seems I missed this one but Regular Reader didn’t: .

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For Sunday reading – An Interesting Blast from the Past

I found this interesting blast from the past. http://www.cfps.org.uk/domains/cfps.org.uk/local/media/library/5811.pdf According to page 6, Children and Young People’ Scrutiny Panel (Chair Ann Russell, Vice Chair Colin Barron) under the ‘Staying Safe’ theme. “The Panel has looked at a wide range of … Continue reading

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Still playing party games?

Rotherham Labour Group, or what’s left of it, is meeting tomorrow. Surprisingly, instead of thinking about how to clean Rotherham up after it has been revealed to be ‘not fit for purpose’, our Labour Councillors are still only interested in … Continue reading

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‘Not fit for purpose’ Number One.

The Channel 4 News piece should not be missed: ‘Not fit for purpose’ Rotherham council cabinet resigns The cabinet of Rotherham council resigns after a report into the council’s ongoing handling of thousands of child sexual exploitation cases paints a … Continue reading

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Exposed as totally incompetent – those left have no shame

The ever diminishing Labour Group. Guilty of incompetence and much worse besides, this miserable excuse for a Labour Group, should all go! Every one of them should go without further delay and prevarication, that’s what is meant by political accountability! … Continue reading

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Time for more!

The activity on the resignation front appears to be this: Roger Stone stood down from Leadership of the Council, as soon as the Alexis Jay report was published. Labour Party membership suspended. Shaukat Ali suspended by the Labour Party after … Continue reading

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A lesson from the past?

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Reminded of this post by RR on Rothbradpolitics back when denial ruled: https://rothbradpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/exposing-the-lies-and-half-truths-on-child-exploitation/ Published previously: Friday Night is Film Night!

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The cost Sarah is paying?

The MP facing the cost of justice as Rotherham abuse fight goes on AN ABUSE scandal so shocking she thought she would ‘lose her mind’, a Labour party on which some had turned their backs, and a TV crew in … Continue reading

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Breitbart puts things another way

Rotherham’s MP, Sarah Champion is a Desperate Chancer The people of Rotherham could be forgiven for believing they had a new hope in the form of their fresh MP Sarah Champion. After the insufferably smug and criminally negligent “true Guardian … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Mahroof Resigns Doyle too!

Twitter, as usual, is first with the news! More later, Rik. Councillors quit — but dispute “in denial” claims http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/97660/councillors-quit-but-dispute-in-denial-claims.aspx Will Mahroof Hussain be handing back his MBE? He should! If we are lucky we will get another report from … Continue reading

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Robin’s Update

Paul Lakin has resigned as Leader with immediate effect and is resigning as a ward councillor as well. All the cabinet are resigning as soon as transitional arrangements are put in place (by that I think they must mean as … Continue reading

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The Times Story Develops

More of Andrew Norfolk’s excellent journalism: Rotherham report: council staff failed to act on abuse for fear of being called racists Whitehall-appointed commissioners are to take over Rotherham council after a report exposed a culture of complete denial about the … Continue reading

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Watch Eric Pickles Statement When You Want

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: 4 February 2015 Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to make a statement in the Commons. Should begin once May’s statement is over at 13:30 approx: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=17120 See also this letter to the interim … Continue reading

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Casey Report Issued

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: 4 February 2015 Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to make a statement in the Commons Download/read your own copy: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/401119/46966_Rotherham_Report_PRINT.pdf

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News – two not to be missed

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant Papers released to National Archives about senior diplomat will be of interest to campaigners for victims of historical sex abuse http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/02/thatcher-peter-hayman-named-paedophile-archives Ed Miliband says Ukip supporters’ migration concerns are ‘based … Continue reading

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A personal viewpoint from a keyboard warrior!

Parsonage left this piece of personal observations as a comment, too good to miss: Tom Watson MP, always banging the alleged historic Westminster drum; his constituency has major unresolved issues with Pakistani grooming gangs/groups – along the same lines as … Continue reading

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Abuse Victims Named!

Regular Reader has just sent me these that appear to indicate an alarming development: Sex abuse victims accidentally named by MPs Home affairs select committee publishes documents naming victims of abuse on its website http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11377629/Sex-abuse-victims-accidentally-named-by-MPs.html Death Threats After Files Published … Continue reading

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News Thursday 29 January 2015

MSN News: Rotherham Victim Says Abusers ‘Untouchable’ A survivor of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham claims she still sees her abusers “driving young girls in their car”, as a Sky News investigation reveals hundreds of new cases continue to emerge. … Continue reading

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Rolling News Tuesday 27 January 2015

The first story today is from the Yorkshire Post: Yorkshire MEP Bashir ‘taking legal advice’ YORKSHIRE MEP Amjad Bashir is speaking to lawyers about the allegations thrown at him in the wake of his weekend defection from the UK Independence … Continue reading

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News Monday 26 January 2015

Plan to take out injunctions against suspected Rotherham child abusers Rotherham Council is to explore whether injunctions can be taken out against suspected child abusers to stop them contacting their victims. The idea – designed to be used against suspected … Continue reading

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More News – Thursday Jan 22nd 2015

National Crime Agency investigation into Rotherham scandal turns attention to missing files A new criminal investigation into the Rotherham grooming scandal is aiming to identify what child abuse files have gone missing – and who was responsible for their disappearance. … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar Non-denial, denial

Jahangir Akhtar who we exposed earlier trying to defect to UKIP, is remaining rather quiet as the Advertiser reports: Ex-senior Labour councillor tight-lipped over UKIP link A FORMER senior Labour councillor has refused to comment on internet rumours linking him … Continue reading

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Louise Casey – What has she been looking at?

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Today marks the day, Louise Casey was due to present her report to Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary. There are many who are unclear as to what Louise Casey has been looking into. These extracts from a reply to a … Continue reading

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Miliband’s brave words then Labour’s lack of action!

Alexis Jay presented her report to the world, on 26th August, last year. Yes getting on for five months ago! Many brave words were spoken and written at the time. This would count as the definitive version taken, as it … Continue reading

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Akhtar & Mahroof: More Labour Treason?

Just received a document that seeks to undermine the Jay report, written by solicitor Chris Saltrese who specialises in acting for defendants in sex offence allegations. At first the report seems to laying out  a  method for defending any that … Continue reading

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Treachery in the Rotherham Labour Party; why ordinary Labour members must Support Sarah

Somewhere out there I believe that there are thousands of Labour Party supporters who are principled and committed to a left of centre party that works to build a caring and prosperous Rotherham. It is a democratic calamity that the … Continue reading

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In my day it was militant!

Those of us, who cut our political teeth, when Wilson and Callaghan led the Labour Party, will be able also to remember one group of determined entrists, calling themselves Militant and organising around their newspaper of the same name! Eventually, … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar – Disloyalty knows no bounds?

A little while ago after Jahangir realised his future in the Labour Party was all behind him, I learned something I find incredible! An email arrived at UKIP HQ, addressed to Nigel Farage, offering his services and promising to ‘spill … Continue reading

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Is Jahangir Akhtar playing the ‘race card’ with Labour?

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This illuminating tweet has been pointed out to Rothpol can’t resist sharing it with readers:

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Taxpayers face bill for compensation payouts to Rotherham’s child abuse victims

First off the mark with this story, the Rotherham Star: Taxpayers face bill for compensation payouts to Rotherham’s child abuse victims Taxpayers may have to foot the bill for millions of pounds in compensation payouts to Rotherham’s child sexual exploitation … Continue reading

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Jahangir and Marlene – friends to the end

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It is with sadness we learned of the death of Marlene Guest on the 23rd December, after a long battle with the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma. Marlene had been at the forefront of many exposures of Council wrongdoing, from the Anti-Poverty … Continue reading

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