“He threatened… he would ‘bounce me from Rochdale to Westminster’,” Simon Danczuk, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse last October. The former Rochdale Labour MP was talking about the current Rochdale Labour MP, Tony Lloyd.
At the time Tony Lloyd was Labour’s Police & Crime Commissioner for Manchester. So what had wrung this threat of violence from the city’s then senior representative of law and order?
“Tony did not want the abuse of children linking with the Asian Muslim community,” Danczuk continued, “because it could have an adverse electoral impact for him in the election for Police Commissioner and Labour more generally.”
85% of Muslims vote Labour, so the party’s fear of upsetting that community runs deep.
Jim Dobbin, the now deceased Labour MP for neighbouring Heywood & Middleton, promoted similar electoral self-interest according to Danczuk. “When the grooming scandal hit the town… (Dobbin) also told me not to link the issue to the Asian Muslim community because it would have an adverse electoral impact.”
This connection between Labour and the Muslim rape gangs, who for decades and with impunity have raped tens of thousands of under-age white girls, is apparent right across the North and Midlands. It is no coincidence that local authorities where notorious gangs have openly peddled their foul trade – Rochdale and Rotherham, Newcastle and Oxford, Bradford and Blackburn – are frequently Labour fiefdoms. For reasons of electoral expediency Labour simply denied what was happening under their noses and in plain sight.
This denial provokes a furious response when challenged. Sarah Champion, the courageous Labour MP for Rotherham since 2012, exposed the deception at the heart of her party last year when she wrote in a newspaper column that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. The response was swift and draconian from both the Corbynite Hard Left and the Labour-supporting Muslim community.
First she was forced to resign from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, with the party leader insisting “We are not going to blame… or demonise any particular group.”
Then she received death threats after a Leftist ‘racial justice’ organisation JUST Yorkshire claimed Muslims were being racially abused as a result of her remarks, and accused her of “inciting and inviting hatred against minorities”. Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit increased her personal risk level and she was provided with extra police security.
And she is currently facing deselection by the Labour Party, as the Rotherham branch of Momentum and senior members of the town’s Council of Mosques have combined to get her removed as the party’s candidate for the next general election.
It isn’t only electoral self-interest that persuaded Labour to ignore or deny the abuse. Political correctness too was playing its malign part.
When Labour MP Anne Cryer first identified the grooming issue and approached the authorities that have a duty of care in her Keighley constituency – a town since dubbed the “grooming gang capital” of Britain – she found her party colleagues and Labour-supporting media like The Guardian viewed her actions as racist and wouldn’t back her. “At the time I was dealing with this, 2002-04, political correctness was playing a big part,” she said. “The Guardian at that time hardly mentioned these things… because it was so politically correct.”
The Labour MP for Rotherham until 2012, Denis MacShane, admitted there was “a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat”, and confessed that “as a true Guardian reader and liberal leftie” he himself didn’t want to investigate the issue either.
The sexualisation of children and normalisation of unlawful underage sex has been pushed and promoted for decades by ‘liberal lefties’ in the Labour Party and elsewhere, and has facilitated the rape gang atrocities too according to a number of Serious Case Reviews.
In the early eighties senior Labour figures – former deputy party leader Harriet Harman, current Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions Jack Dromey and minister in Tony Blair’s government Patricia Hewitt – all ran a civil liberties group, now called ‘Liberty’, that promoted its affiliate, the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, which campaigned for the reduction or abolition of the age of consent. Hewitt herself proposed the age of consent should be reduced to 10 from the current 16. Harman even argued that sexually explicit child pornography should not be considered indecent unless it could be proved that the child had suffered harm.
Thirty years later Labour-run Birmingham City Council pioneered the introduction of the gay-propaganda CHIPS programme to pre-pubescent primary school children, in which children as young as five learnt about intimate same-sex relationships. This was soon followed by Labour-dominated Durham Council and others across the country.
Labour has not been alone in promoting the sexualisation of children and the normalisation of unlawful underage sex of course, but the party has been in the forefront of liberalising attitudes through, for instance, the Blair government’s strategy for tackling teenage pregnancies, 9% of which were attributed to girls under 16. Children were viewed as capable of taking their own lifestyle and life-changing decisions, parents were aggressively sidelined and sexual health centres together with school nurses freely provided condoms, sexual advice and even abortions to teens of all ages without judgement or question.
Following the 2013 Oxford rape gang convictions where seven Muslim men were found guilty of sexual violence, sadism, rape and assault on six white girls all of whom were underage, the key question arose: Why wasn’t something done by local agencies and authorities with a duty of care for the children; why didn’t they intervene to protect the children when they knew what was happening?
The Oxford Serious Case Review concluded:
“There was…an acceptance of a degree of underage sexual activity that reflects a wider societal reluctance to consider something ‘wrong’. This involves ascribing to young teenagers a degree of self-determining choice which should be respected. […] In a nutshell, a child may be judged mature enough to get contraceptives to have sex with an adult at an age when they are deemed in law unable to give consent to the sex itself. It is no wonder there was confusion and a lack of confidence in taking action.”
In other words, when a vulnerable underage girl was known to be having unlawful sex with older men, the Oxford authorities did not intervene because they viewed her as exercising her free lifestyle choice.
Similar observations can be found in the 2013 Rochdale Serious Case Review. And the 2014 Rotherham Inquiry found bluntly that “children as young as 11 were deemed (by the authorities) to be having consensual intercourse when in fact they were being raped and abused by adults.”
It is no coincidence of course that Oxford City, Rochdale and Rotherham councils are all run by the same party.
Labour’s poisonous cocktail of electoral self-interest, political correctness and promotion of underage sex has facilitated the rape with impunity of many thousands of vulnerable girls across the country.
The victims should obtain justice and reparation from the Labour-run authorities for their culpable failure to protect them.
And UKIP must hold the Labour Party to account for its culpable failure at next May’s local elections.