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Our response to Rotherham shouldn’t be about race—it should be focussed on our young people

Sarah Champion was wrong to pinpoint the perpetrators' race. Whether it's in Rotherham, Rochdale or Newcastle, the solution lies in listening to young women

By Nicholas Blincoe  

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright attends a meeting at Rotherham Town Hall. Photo: PA

The MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion, resigned from her front bench post this week, brought down by an article she wrote for the Sun which included the line, “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.” The job of being the MP for Rotherham will always be shaped by the Rotherham abuse cases. In two trials, in 2010 and 2016, eight men of Pakistani origin and two…

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