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Bone-idol Labour to sue UKIP MEP Jane Collins over 'point scoring comments'. Watch

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...l-9974820.html

    Rotherham’s three Labour MPs are taking legal action against the UK Independence party MEP Jane Collins for saying that they knew about widespread child sex abuse in the city.

    A statement from the three MPs read:
    It is sickening that Ukip could use such an important issue for party-political point-scoring, and we will challenge these defamatory accusations through every means available to prove they are untrue and to stop Ukip exploiting the terrible abuse for their own political gain.

    A report conducted by Professor Alexis Jay, published in August last year, found that blatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham over a 16-year period. The former chief inspector of social work concluded that the city’s council knew as far back as 2005 of widespread sexual exploitation by mostly Asian men, but failed to act.

    Collins made the comments in a speech made in Doncaster last September, in which she suggested that victims of abuse had not been protected because of political correctness. “The abusers time and time again walked away. And why? It was because of their Asian origin”, she said.

    What has Jane Collins said that is not true exactly? Labour did know, the police did know. This is making Labour look even worse. There absolute lack of responsibility in taking the blame for the crimes in hand paint a true picture......Are Labour right to sue?
 
 
 
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