It has struck me as peculiar, this current little conflict going on in the United Kingdom. Two situations in the community of Rotherham stand in seeming contrast:
- A couple has had foster children taken away from them by the local government for being members of the “wrong” political party. They are in the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is in some respects an analog of the US Tea Party.
- Young teens and even prepubescent children (usually girls) have, for most of two decades, been groomed in this community for the sex slave industry, and the same local government has shown little interest in addressing the issue.
How can both of these statements be true? The apparent answer (and link between the cases) seems to be that the UKIP opposes indiscriminate mass immigration of Muslims who do not assimilate into the English culture, and the grooming of children for the sex trade is evidently being done by (and often for) Muslims (euphemized as “Asian men” in most news articles if mentioned at all).
Joyce Thacker (the Rotherham Borough Council’s head of children’s services) ordered the foster children removed from the home of the couple explicitly because of their UKIP membership. She was interviewed (and challenged) in a five-minute audio segment here. She was apparently a member of a Fabian socialism group called Common Purpose:
‘It’s a new old boys’ network,’ he explains ‘but the Left’s version of it — and I don’t like secretive deal-making and “group think” of any kind.
‘What is interesting is that the same people appear in the same jobs, in different places, as if through a revolving door. They work for local authorities, leave, then come back as freelance “consultants” with huge, inflated fees. They are often mediocre and there is no evidence of how or why they were chosen.
‘They can leave a council with a terrible reputation yet pop up next minute as head of a regulatory body and as a trustee of numerous bodies. It is a real money-spinner.
Common Purpose shows up in other places, such as in this investigation of a damaging BBC scandal from a couple of weeks ago.
Other countries are picking up the UKIP/foster children story; this one is translated from Dutch.
===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle