It was no secret to Rotherham's Labour MPs that there was a massive problem of organized sexual abuse going on in their constituencies, but they preferred to turn a blind eye.
Some of them, like Dennis McShane, were too busy carrying out the expenses fraud for which he has since been gaoled.
McShane who, describes himself as "a true Guardian reader, and liberal leftie" thought that it would be better to hush the whole matter up, and John Healey, the other Labour MP, decided that it would be inappropriate to hold a full enquiry. He wrote to a constituent in 2012 that holding a public enquiry would not help the victims. ""I am not sure an inquiry would help the girls and their families, especially if it focuses solely on Rotherham and on Asian men grooming white girls".
As so often in these cases, a large number of records have simply disappeared from the files of social services.
And with a Labour Mayor like Barry Dodson in charge of the council, what do you expect? Mr Dodson has just been charged with two counts of child rape himself.
With a mayor like this in Rotherham what do you expect?
>>You cannot trust Labour MPs. In fact you can't trust any MPs.