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Light is shed on cover up of establishment abusers

10 March 2015
Three linked events threw some light on allegations of child abuse by the rich and powerful and their attempts to cover it up.

Jimmy Savile had links right up to top of society

03 March 2015
Victims were ignored because of abuser’s connections to the rich and powerful, writes Sadie Robinson

Revealed - Rotherham cops linked to child sexual abuse scandal

17 February 2015
We are told that the police failed to investigate child abuse in Rotherham because of ‘political correctness’. But here a victim of child sexual exploitation, a lawyer and an abuse expert tell Sadie Robinson about the links between abusers and the cops in the town

Cops and council cuts failed Rotherham abuse victims says new report

10 February 2015
Most media coverage of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has focused on “Asian gangs”. Yet a new report is another damning indictment of the local council and South Yorkshire Police (SYP).

'Muslim Culture' is not to blame

10 February 2015
The Rotherham abuse scandal has led some to celebrate Britain’s “progressive” society.

News round-up

03 February 2015
cops face new abuse complaints | protest stops deportation | Egypt upholds death sentences

Blame the system for abuse

27 January 2015
When former Tory home secretary Lord Brittan died last week, the cops were investigating him over multiple allegations of sexually abusing children.

Child abuse inquiry crisis

06 January 2015
The farce around the Child Abuse panel inquiry continues.

More trouble for the child abuse inquiry

09 December 2014
The inquiry into child abuse investigations set up by home secretary Theresa May hit yet more problems last week. 

Abuse victim claims Tory MP murdered boy in ’80s

18 November 2014
Did a Tory MP murder a young boy during an “abuse party” in the 1980s? A victim of sexual abuse, who claims to know of three murders linked to an establishment child sex abuse ring, has made the shocking allegations.

Victim names Sir Peter Hayman as abuser

11 November 2014
A victim of child abuse by establishment figures has come forward and indentified one of his abusers as a former deputy head of MI6.

How the cops fail victims of child sexual exploitation

11 November 2014
Report gives voice to young people at risk of abuse - and blows apart a racist myth

Child abuse inquiry faces a new crisis after chair resigns

04 November 2014
The prospect of an inquiry uncovering the truth about child abusers at the heart of the British establishment grew even weaker this week. 

Cops ‘capped’ arrests over Rochdale child abuse

04 November 2014
The police in Rochdale put a “cap” on the number of child abusers they would arrest, according to a social worker.

Campaigners call for inquiry to support Rotherham abuse victims

04 November 2014
Barrister Michael Mansfield QC has backed a People’s Inquiry into the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Latest child sexual abuse inquiry chair under fire

28 October 2014
Questions continue to be asked about the chair of the inquiry into historic child abuse Fiona Woolf and her links to former Tory home secretary Leon Brittan.

Anger in Rotherham over council's abuse priorities

28 October 2014
Two months after a report into horrific child sexual abuse was published, Sadie Robinson spoke to residents about the lack of support for young people

Cops write off child abuse victims

21 October 2014
We are often told that Asian men get away with abusing children because police fear being called racist if they arrest them. But the head of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, revealed the real reason for police inaction last week.

Report slams South Yorkshire cops on child abuse

30 September 2014
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published a report into South Yorkshire Police this week.

EDL march in central London exploits Rotherham abuse scandal

23 September 2014
The racist English Defence League (EDL) attempted to exploit the recent child sex abuse scandals last Saturday in central London.

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