Rotherham

Prime Minister David Cameron and education secretary Nicky Morgan meet pupils during a visit to the Green School For Girls on March 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Nicky Morgan: children’s services need to find ‘different ways of working’

14 December 2015 8:31

Children’s services in local government will be taken over if they are deemed to be failing by Ofsted, David Cameron is announcing…

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Rape culture, Rotherham and double standards

11 June 2015 18:12

Freddy’s blog on the so-called ‘rape culture’ that we in Western democracies are all meant to be struggling under reminds…

A house in the Eastwood area of Rotherham (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty)

Rotherham urgently needs a chance to recalibrate its moral compass

4 February 2015 16:25

One would have thought that it was impossible for the Rotherham sex abuse story to become even more depressing. But…

Rotherham. Alexis Jay's report estimates that at least 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town's care homes between 1997 and 2013. Image: Anna Gowthorpe/Getty Images

Are Zoe Williams and the fatuous Left mad or disingenuous?

6 November 2014 22:35

Today I went on the Daily Politics, presented by Andrew Neil. Talked about a bunch of stuff and then debated the…

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Happy Sunday, Nigel Farage – Barroso snubs Cameron’s migration cap

19 October 2014 13:00

Everyone’s favourite unelected European was doing the broadcasting rounds this morning, popping up on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to tell…

UKIP leader Nigel Farage delivers his keynote speech at the annual UKIP (UK Independence Party) party conference. Image: Getty

Nigel Farage blames Labour for Rotherham abuse scandal

26 September 2014 17:46

Rotherham is only a few miles down the road from the Ukip conference, and looms large in the hall. Every…

Shoppers walk through the streets of Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Image: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Class and misogyny – not political correctness – explain Rotherham’s abuse scandal

6 September 2014 11:30

There seems to be a political consensus that the sexual abuse of more than 1,400 girls in Rotherham, revealed in the…

Rotherham. Alexis Jay's report estimates that at least 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town's care homes between 1997 and 2013. Image: Anna Gowthorpe/Getty Images

How Parliament ignored sex abuse allegations

1 September 2014 14:19

Sexual exploitation of a single child is a despicable crime, but the whole country is in shock at the industrial…

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Hacked Off deliver ludicrous blessing of the Rotherham investigation

28 August 2014 13:36

Andrew Norfolk, the Times journalist that blew open the Rotherham child abuse scandal, can sleep well in his bed tonight,…

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Modern Britain’s apathetic, inadequate response to child sexual abuse

27 August 2014 19:07

The customs developing around how modern British officialdom reacts to the gang-rape of children is very interesting. I’ve just watched…

Shoppers walk through the streets of Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Image: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

To understand the causes of child abuse we need to look at its perpetrators’ backgrounds

27 August 2014 18:19

Day two of the Rotherham scandal—or rather the fallout from the latest report on it—and there’s a marked, obvious change…

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The real scandal of Rotherham is that social work doesn’t work

27 August 2014 12:32

This is an extract from this week’s Spectator. To subscribe, click here. In 1980, June Lait and I published Can…

Professor Alexis Jay during a press conference at the New York Stadium, Rotherham, following the publication of a report she wrote which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period. Picture: PA

Rotherham: Fear of all the wrong things failed 1,400 children

27 August 2014 9:34

‘By 2005 few members or senior officers could say “we didn’t know”.’ It was ‘extraordinary’ that no-one on the lead…

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‘I didn’t want to appear racist’ is the ‘I was only obeying orders’ of our age

26 August 2014 18:44

Up to 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham. Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by…

Professor Alexis Jay (Photo: BBC)

Leader of Rotherham Council resigns over child abuse scandal

26 August 2014 17:13

The leader of Rotherham Council has resigned following the results of a report which found that at least 1,400 children…

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Rotherham’s ‘political commissars’ reinforce the need for a free press

25 November 2012 11:40

‘Clearly she has morphed somewhere in her career from social worker to political commissar.’ These are the words of Minette…

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has attacked Rotherham Council's decision to remove children from their UKIP-voting foster parents. Picture: Getty

The prejudice on display in Rotherham

24 November 2012 15:44

There are some stories that become more shocking the more you think about them. The case of the Rotherham foster…