Most of us would consider it common knowledge to know a little about the horrific grooming scandals that have been taking place across the United Kingdom. People are losing faith in our authorities already, to find out that a systematic cover up might be taking place shocked and horrified us all.
Well over 8 towns/cities had been affected by ethnic minority grooming gangs, but no one wants to talk about the Rotherham style grooming In Glasgow.
Mrs Champion, the founder of the Dare2Care child abuse campaign, stated that:
"From my experience and talking to people from all over Britain, this crime is going on in every town and every city. The numbers of both suspects and victims is not a surprise to me. What I’m surprised about, however, is that you haven’t had many prosecutions based on that. If they have identified these 27 people, but nothing came of it, why did they get it so wrong? It’s unacceptable."
With children as young as fourteen targeted by these predatory groups, citizens feel as though their needs and safety are being ignored. It's no surprise as the Scottish government refuses to acknowledge the problem exists.
A concerned relative of one of these victims has been quoted as saying:
"This really is just our worst nightmare. It’s this Rochdale and Rotherham-type stuff but it’s happening here in Glasgow in a big way. Nobody seems to be doing anything to stop it."
This is by no means a new issue in the city of Glasgow. In 2015, a report on Rotherham-style grooming gangs outlined severe failings in the system to deal with these criminals, as well as its inadequacy at helping and protecting the victims and those vulnerable, with the abuse of children by these grooming gangs being described as a ‘day to day practice'.
When will the Scottish Government take responsibility and start protecting the most vulnerable in our society no one knows because it doesn’t quite fit in with their plan for a multi-cultural independent Scotland. It is time we started putting politicians in Holyrood who aren’t afraid to address the problem. UKIP Scotland seems to be the only mainstream Scottish political party acknowledging that there is a huge problem with ethnic minority grooming gangs targeting specific young white British girls.
Generation Identity Scotland/Alba posted an article on the topic saying: “With the helplessness of victims and relatives being evident, as well as the many warnings of these ever-present and widespread child-abuse rings, one cannot help but notice that the ‘big silence’ is real and must be addressed.”
Shame on the SNP for letting this continue. It’s time we had a government in place willing to address the problems without fear of being called a racist. If bringing convictions on a known child rapist is racist then this country has fallen into disrepair faster than I would ever have thought!
Staying silent is contributing to this issue and it cannot continue.