How PC fuelled the grooming-gangs scandal
It is obscene what has happened in Oldham, Rochdale, Rotherham, Oxford and beyond, from the almost unimaginable horrors to which these young girls were subjected to the cruelty, depravity and often sheer evil of the perpetrators. But in some ways the response from the authorities and the police is even more disturbing. They knew what was happening, as countless whistleblowers have since revealed. And yet all too often the authorities put perceived racial sensitivities above the protection of those who ought to have been in their care. These girls were the victims of the gangs themselves, of course. But they were also the victims of the politically correct cowardice of officialdom.