It’s time to tell the truth about grooming gangs
It is partially because of the absence of the review that various actors, from the far-right to liberals and Islamists, have been able to exploit the grooming-gang scandal. So, on one side, the likes of Tommy Robinson have used the absence of information to present grooming gangs as a Muslim problem. And, on the other side, liberals have been able to present the focus on grooming gangs as a product of Islamophobia. Either way, the real problem of grooming gangs is obscured, and the needs of the victims ignored.