child abuse

James O’Brien and the other VIP child sex abuse lies

14 September 2019 6:49

Last week I wrote here about James O’Brien of LBC. In particular, I highlighted the platform he gave to the…

Boris Johnson ‘read riot act’ in front of MPs for child abuse comments

18 March 2019 11:18

Boris Johnson was given an angry lecture by a minister in the voting lobbies about his comments that money had…

Could Dublin’s preachy liberals save Ireland’s abortion ban?

23 April 2018 13:47

Could there be a Trump-style upset when the Irish vote next month on whether to repeal the country’s ban on…

Excusing a huge group of paedophiles isn’t the answer to tackling child abuse

4 March 2017 9:30

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who heads Operation Hydrant, the police investigation of ‘non-recent’ child abuse cases, now says that paedophiles…

How ‘damning’ is the report into the Church of England’s handling of sex abuse?

17 March 2016 12:36

A ‘damning’ report has been published into the Church of England’s handling of a particular abuse case. Except it’s not…

The police system for handling sex abuse accusations is absurd

21 January 2016 11:52

Many have rightly attacked the police for their handling of the demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall, now at…

The sacred mother-baby bond is being eroded by an overzealous state

14 December 2015 19:31

These figures should send a chill down the spine of anyone who values basic human dignity: in England in 2013,…

The latest child abuse statistics simply don’t stack up

26 November 2015 11:32

Have 425,000 children really been abused during the past two years? That is the extraordinary claim suggested in a report put out…

Another child abuse memoir. Why can’t the past be private?

21 May 2015 17:17

I feel torn on pianist James Rhodes’ victory at the Supreme Court yesterday. On one hand, the lifting of the…

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…

Paedophile crimes should not be used to score points against ‘The Establishment’

23 October 2014 18:36

Fiona Woolf, as you can probably tell from her Maggie-Smith-in-yet-another-costume-drama photograph above, is a member of The Establishment. She’s Lord…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

I’d like to nominate myself as Britain’s Paedofinder-General

14 July 2014 14:34

Now that Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has stood down as head of the inquiry into historic sex abuse, I’d like to nominate…

Lady Butler-Sloss steps down from child abuse enquiry

14 July 2014 13:15

It is not a surprise that Lady Butler-Sloss has stepped down as chair of the independent inquiry panel into child…

Podcast: paedomania, the next EU commissioner and the National Theatre

10 July 2014 9:44

What kind of idiot tries to stand in the way of a national child abuse panic? Matthew Parris, that’s who.…

Inside the whips’ ‘dirt books’

9 July 2014 8:55

So all three parties are to trawl their ‘dirt books’ held by the whips and disclose any evidence that they…