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UK Parliament: Little Interest in Grooming Gangs
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BurfordTJustice
2018-07-09 19:57:32 UTC
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bod and poo have little intersest and look the other way.
One has to wonder why????



UK Parliament: Little Interest in Grooming Gangs

a.. The approach the British authorities have taken in response to this
national disaster appears largely based on countering secondary issues --
most notably, individuals that protest the grooming, including at one point
the arrest of parents attempting to rescue their daughter from her abusers.

a.. There also seems to be a tacit alliance with much of the media to
silence public discourse and, when all else fails, outright suppression

In response to Britain's ongoing sexual grooming scandal, a group of 20 MPs
signed an open letter to recently appointed Home Secretary, Sajid Javid,
urging coordinated action.

As the UK Parliament has 650 MPs, the 20 signatories constitute a mere 3%
willing to support the protection of children subjected to gang-rape,
trafficking and torture, and at times murder. Such a paltry number of
politicians willing to speak out against child sexual slavery seems yet more
evidence of the moral bankruptcy of Britain's political elite and how low
the country appears to have sunk.

Britain's media elite have ignored the letter. Reporting has been limited to
the local press in Oxford and Rochdale -- areas afflicted by grooming -- as
well as a few alternative media outlets such as Breitbart London, and
indirect reference on Sky News.



A key signatory of the letter, Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, whose
constituency was made infamous by grooming, was forced from Jeremy Corbyn's
Labour Party front bench in 2017 for speaking openly about the prevalence of
"British Pakistani men" in this type of child sexual exploitation. Given
that Sajid Javid, then Communities Secretary, spoke in support of Champion,
it is perhaps intentional that this letter was addressed to him in his new
role as Britain's first Muslim Home Secretary.

Javid's Muslim faith and Pakistani heritage place him in an untouchable
position regarding accusations of racism or bigotry, should he continue to
address the uncomfortable ethnic and cultural realities of grooming. Prior
to becoming Home Secretary he touched on these and could now continue to say
what needs to be said and act effectively -- in ways many other politicians
could not -- without being pilloried by the UK's largely left-leaning media.

In his new position, there are two principal opportunities Javid could
grasp.

First, there is the opportunity for British authorities at least to begin
making amends for decades of failing defenceless children. Irreparable harm
has been done to countless lives -- and continues to be done. There is also
the inestimable harm done to public trust in the police, the media, social
services and the government.

In terms of the UK's social fabric, the grooming scandal has been for many
the rock on which the ill-conceived multiculturalism of modern Britain
shattered. Now, intensified by the current fevered atmosphere in the UK, the
approach the British authorities have taken in response to this national
disaster appears largely based on countering secondary issues -- most
notably, individuals that protest the grooming, including at one point the
arrest of parents attempting to rescue their daughter from her abusers.

There also seems to be a tacit alliance with much of the media to silence
public discourse and, when all else fails, outright suppression.

This strategy, if it can be called that, doubtless not only makes a bad
situation worse; it also bodes ill, as the sleeping giant of Britain's white
working class begins to wake up.

The second opportunity Javid could grasp is uprooting what is beginning to
look alarmingly like a nationwide organised-crime network. The euphemistic
term "grooming gang" has been rejected by many for the earthier term "rape
gang"; yet "gang" gives the impression of sporadic and isolated activity,
mainly perpetrated by lawless youths. The reality of this nationwide sexual
exploitation is that it is evolving towards being a mafia-like "terrorist
network". Children are transported (page 7/79) around the country to be
abused in pre-arranged locations, and this trade interfaces with illicit
drug dealing and other criminal activity. "Grooming" would be better termed
the "child sexual-slave trade".

In allowing this criminality to fester for decades, the British authorities
have effectively become criminal themselves as accessories after the fact.
They could also be accused of breaking not only domestic law but
international treaties regarding child protection, such as the Convention on
the Rights of the Child and Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child
Prostitution and Child Pornography.

As the abuse is largely perpetrated by "(South) Asian" criminals, UK
authorities now find themselves in a bind. To act with concerted government
and police action may increase existing community tensions. Alternatively,
by not acting, faith in the country's institutions and laws -- and minority
communities themselves -- will continue to deteriorate among large sections
of the public. As that may not happen immediately on the watch of the
current crop of feckless UK politicians, there is most likely the
inclination among them to kick this human tragedy down the road.

Let us hope, though, that Sajid Javid remains true to his 2017 support for
Sarah Champion and at least tries to put an end to these criminal networks
that have long since operated on "an industrial scale".

Thus far, the response to this national disgrace has been painfully slow and
low-profile. There have been a few prosecutions of major perpetrators, but
many may never be brought to justice. Thousands of the victims have been
denied compensation or health and social assistance; and there have been no
prosecutions of culpable officials. Police misconduct proceedings have as
yet yielded no results -- despite the accusation, reported as far back as
2015, of an officer having sex with abuse victims. The only "punishments"
delivered have been the retraining of a single Crown Prosecution lawyer and
the stepping-down of some Rotherham city councillors. All this is woefully
inadequate for the alleged facilitation of mass child-rape -- a credible
public inquiry is needed.
BurfordTJustice
2018-07-10 10:57:19 UTC
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"BurfordTJustice" <burford/***@uk.MI15> wrote in message news:pi0ens$82i$***@dont-email.me...
: bod and poo have little intersest and look the other way.
: One has to wonder why????
:
:
:
: UK Parliament: Little Interest in Grooming Gangs
:
: a.. The approach the British authorities have taken in response to this
: national disaster appears largely based on countering secondary issues --
: most notably, individuals that protest the grooming, including at one
point
: the arrest of parents attempting to rescue their daughter from her
abusers.
:
: a.. There also seems to be a tacit alliance with much of the media to
: silence public discourse and, when all else fails, outright suppression
:
: In response to Britain's ongoing sexual grooming scandal, a group of 20
MPs
: signed an open letter to recently appointed Home Secretary, Sajid Javid,
: urging coordinated action.
:
: As the UK Parliament has 650 MPs, the 20 signatories constitute a mere 3%
: willing to support the protection of children subjected to gang-rape,
: trafficking and torture, and at times murder. Such a paltry number of
: politicians willing to speak out against child sexual slavery seems yet
more
: evidence of the moral bankruptcy of Britain's political elite and how low
: the country appears to have sunk.
:
: Britain's media elite have ignored the letter. Reporting has been limited
to
: the local press in Oxford and Rochdale -- areas afflicted by grooming --
as
: well as a few alternative media outlets such as Breitbart London, and
: indirect reference on Sky News.
:
:
:
: A key signatory of the letter, Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, whose
: constituency was made infamous by grooming, was forced from Jeremy
Corbyn's
: Labour Party front bench in 2017 for speaking openly about the prevalence
of
: "British Pakistani men" in this type of child sexual exploitation. Given
: that Sajid Javid, then Communities Secretary, spoke in support of
Champion,
: it is perhaps intentional that this letter was addressed to him in his new
: role as Britain's first Muslim Home Secretary.
:
: Javid's Muslim faith and Pakistani heritage place him in an untouchable
: position regarding accusations of racism or bigotry, should he continue to
: address the uncomfortable ethnic and cultural realities of grooming. Prior
: to becoming Home Secretary he touched on these and could now continue to
say
: what needs to be said and act effectively -- in ways many other
politicians
: could not -- without being pilloried by the UK's largely left-leaning
media.
:
: In his new position, there are two principal opportunities Javid could
: grasp.
:
: First, there is the opportunity for British authorities at least to begin
: making amends for decades of failing defenceless children. Irreparable
harm
: has been done to countless lives -- and continues to be done. There is
also
: the inestimable harm done to public trust in the police, the media, social
: services and the government.
:
: In terms of the UK's social fabric, the grooming scandal has been for many
: the rock on which the ill-conceived multiculturalism of modern Britain
: shattered. Now, intensified by the current fevered atmosphere in the UK,
the
: approach the British authorities have taken in response to this national
: disaster appears largely based on countering secondary issues -- most
: notably, individuals that protest the grooming, including at one point the
: arrest of parents attempting to rescue their daughter from her abusers.
:
: There also seems to be a tacit alliance with much of the media to silence
: public discourse and, when all else fails, outright suppression.
:
: This strategy, if it can be called that, doubtless not only makes a bad
: situation worse; it also bodes ill, as the sleeping giant of Britain's
white
: working class begins to wake up.
:
: The second opportunity Javid could grasp is uprooting what is beginning to
: look alarmingly like a nationwide organised-crime network. The euphemistic
: term "grooming gang" has been rejected by many for the earthier term "rape
: gang"; yet "gang" gives the impression of sporadic and isolated activity,
: mainly perpetrated by lawless youths. The reality of this nationwide
sexual
: exploitation is that it is evolving towards being a mafia-like "terrorist
: network". Children are transported (page 7/79) around the country to be
: abused in pre-arranged locations, and this trade interfaces with illicit
: drug dealing and other criminal activity. "Grooming" would be better
termed
: the "child sexual-slave trade".
:
: In allowing this criminality to fester for decades, the British
authorities
: have effectively become criminal themselves as accessories after the fact.
: They could also be accused of breaking not only domestic law but
: international treaties regarding child protection, such as the Convention
on
: the Rights of the Child and Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children,
Child
: Prostitution and Child Pornography.
:
: As the abuse is largely perpetrated by "(South) Asian" criminals, UK
: authorities now find themselves in a bind. To act with concerted
government
: and police action may increase existing community tensions. Alternatively,
: by not acting, faith in the country's institutions and laws -- and
minority
: communities themselves -- will continue to deteriorate among large
sections
: of the public. As that may not happen immediately on the watch of the
: current crop of feckless UK politicians, there is most likely the
: inclination among them to kick this human tragedy down the road.
:
: Let us hope, though, that Sajid Javid remains true to his 2017 support for
: Sarah Champion and at least tries to put an end to these criminal networks
: that have long since operated on "an industrial scale".
:
: Thus far, the response to this national disgrace has been painfully slow
and
: low-profile. There have been a few prosecutions of major perpetrators, but
: many may never be brought to justice. Thousands of the victims have been
: denied compensation or health and social assistance; and there have been
no
: prosecutions of culpable officials. Police misconduct proceedings have as
: yet yielded no results -- despite the accusation, reported as far back as
: 2015, of an officer having sex with abuse victims. The only "punishments"
: delivered have been the retraining of a single Crown Prosecution lawyer
and
: the stepping-down of some Rotherham city councillors. All this is woefully
: inadequate for the alleged facilitation of mass child-rape -- a credible
: public inquiry is needed.
:
:

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