In August, the Jay report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham set out the horrific scale of the town’s problem, the vicious abuse that shattered victims’ lives, and the “blatant” failures of the authorities to stop or prevent it.
Yes, yes, terrible business. Tell me how the victims suffer?
Almost four months later, the town is still reeling. Community spirit unravelled in the wake of the investigation, which confirmed that the majority of the perpetrators were Asian – British Pakistani men. Far-right groups marched through the streets and there was a spike in Islamophobic abuse nationally.
Oh. Sorry. I meant the actual victims. You know, the abused children? Their families, who relied on the state to not shy away from making difficult decisions?
Community groups have been working hard to restore pride in the town and bring people together. There are plans for a festival, and projects between artists and local traders. United Rotherham, a social media project, has been trying to change the town’s image, one tweet at a time, cheerfully promoting itself as coming from the town which is: “Never in the news for anything good, but full of people who are.”
Sadly, also full of child-raping Muslims and the progressives keen to see they never face consequences for their actions, all in the name of ‘diversity’.