By discussing a sensitive topic in Muslim communities, you do not give oxygen to racists. You cut off their supply.
Posts Tagged: Child sex abuse
There is a specific problem in Pakistan, especially where the majority of the Christians and Hindus respectively live, about non-Muslims being viewed as inferior.
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
It isn’t necessary to be one of his supporters to believe that it is time for Wiltshire Police to put up or shut up.
Stella Creasy: Labour and Conservative MPs must work together to ensure that children learn about sexual consent
Of course we battle over our competing visions of Britain. But on something this important we should co-operate.
Anonymous claims will be gathered and treated as the truth. “Because it’s called ‘The Truth Project’, you see? It becomes true, because I say it’s true!”
The Prime Minister conceded “there were stories around” but said she could not “intervene on the basis of suspicion, rumour or hearsay”.
To tackle sexual violence, people trafficking and modern slavery requires properly policed border controls.
The Emmerson row is the straw on the back of this exhausted camel.
Dame Lowell Goddard argues that the sheer scope of its retrospective aspect makes the job impractical.
Lower energy bills. New homes. More (and better schools). Less low-skilled migration. The tests that May’s social reform must pass.
The new Government can’t realistically aim to target its programme on everyone. To govern is to choose.
It has run badly out of control, but by drawing lessons from past mistakes it could still help to protect future vulnerable people.
“This intolerance of campaigners against child abuse mirrors the curious tolerance our society has shown to it in the past.”
There would be greater support for the Government’s Prevent Strategy were this truth more widely understood and promoted.