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
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
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
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
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
‘Lack of understanding’ over Rotherham child abuse Health services in Rotherham still have a “lack of understanding” about who should be dealing with child abuse, a new report has said. Sue McMillan, of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said communication … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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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Been sent these images by someone who wants readers to see what an oaf, Jahangir Akhtar is making of hiimself. Nothing new there then? .
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The blog that was intended to by Rothpol’s nemesis, was still pedalling the fantasy that the problems with child sexual exploitation, were ‘lies and half truths’, nothing more. Some lies! Some half truths! Make your own mind up, in the … Continue reading
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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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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
I think we have to be careful using terms like mob rule…elected officials have the right to determine local by-laws, but in a democracy citizens have a right to protest and demonstrate – legally. There is a bigger question around … Continue reading
The Bostan ‘Bad brothers’ have been further implicated in involvement in Rotherham’s CSE scandal. Sajid and Majid were the first of the ‘Bostan bad brothers’ to be arrested, and had their Taxi Licences suspended in short order, along with that … Continue reading
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
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
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
Saghir Alam and Taiba Yasseen were selected to fight the Boston Castle Ward. Boston Castle Ward, the former stomping ground of Mahroof Hussain, managed to select this father and daughter pairing, with more than a little support from ‘the Bostan … Continue reading
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
The next event in the saga of the exposure of the child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, will play out next week, with the publication of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee report. This report will include Roger Stones written … Continue reading
Quite suddenly the BBC has woken up to the abuse that has been taking place in Rotherham, and rather than just reporting on the news coming from other parts of the MSM, it is finding the news. This is to … Continue reading
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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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
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/
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
A selection from Hilary: Strip grooming council chiefs of gongs, say victims: Warning that letting ex-officials keep awards ‘brings shame’ on the system Campaigners say ex-officials who failed to act should lose OBEs and MBEs Several Rotherham Council chiefs were … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Andrew Norfolk’s piece in the Times of 21 February. Seems I missed this one but Regular Reader didn’t: .
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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From this weeks Advertiser, Muhbeen in a strop? A COMMUNITY campaigner says the media scrum descending on Rotherham again in the wake of the Casey report threatened to undermine efforts to root out child sex abuse. British Muslim Youth founder … Continue reading
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
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
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
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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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!
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
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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Today’s installment from Andrew Norfolk: .
Thought readers wouldn’t want to miss the first from Andrew Norfolk: Councillor who ‘stifled talks’ on Rotherham sex grooming A Labour councillor in Rotherham is under investigation by the party for his alleged use of bullying and intimidation to stifle … Continue reading
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052qtn1 Rotherham starts about 25 minutes in – includes new stuff on Taxis, the Home Officer researcher and the project she was involved in , includes details of a letter from Professor David Barrett of Luton uni who was leading … Continue reading
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This explosive piece has just been published online by the Star: Ed Miliband admits Rotherham child abuse victims were ‘terribly let down’ by Labour representatives Opposition leader Ed Miliband has admitted Rotherham abuse victims were ‘terribly let down’ by Labour … Continue reading
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
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
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
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