Friday 20 March 2015

UKIP calls for inquiry in to Child Sexual Exploitation in Bradford

UKIP calls for inquiry in to Child Sexual Exploitation in Bradford 

Figures released to UKIP Bradford show that there were 627 reports of ‘sexual crimes’ against Children, in Bradford, in 2014.  Since the beginning of 2015 there has been an average of 10 reports per week. (94 until 16th Feb 2015).

The problem of serious child sexual abuse in the city has been known about publicly since 2002, with warnings from former MP Ann Cryer. Since then the fate of children in Bradford District has been ignored, overlooked and brushed under the carpet.

Whos who in child protection in Bradford:
Cllr Ralph Berry has been in post since 2010, prior to him heads or Chair of Children’s and Social Care services have included: Eric Pickles MP, Kris Hopkins MP and David Ward MP.  The infamous head of Rotherham Children's Services Joyce Thacker, who was forced to resign after the biggest child abuse scandal in this country’s history, was for many years the Head of Youth Services at Bradford Council.  UKIP believe it is also likely that the same ‘community sensitivities’ that the Rotherham child abuse report highlighted are also responsible for the Labour councils lack of action on this matter.

UKIP calls upon the West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Labour’s Mark Burns-Williamson, and Bradford Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, Labour’s Cllr Ralph Berry to recognise these figures, accept that they are far too high and explain why nothing tangible appears to have been done to protect children in Bradford.

UKIP Chairman Jason Smith says: “While these figures are shocking, the most shocking aspect of this abuse is that the issues of child sexual exploitation are seen to be generally ignored by Bradford authorities. 

In consideration of the high number of incidents reported to the police in Bradford, we are asking the council to establish an inquiry into the care of children in Bradford, especially for those have been in local authority care.

If the council is unwilling to undertake an independent inquiry, through their own Independent Safeguarding Children Board, we will be lobbying for an Independent Judicial Inquiry into the care of vulnerable children in Bradford."

  1. Ann Cryer’s comments:

  1. In 2013 Kris Hopkins sought to point out that Ann Cryer had tried to raise this issue, however, in Hansard (para 110), Mr Hopkins fails to mention that he was the Chair of Social Services in Bradford at the time. – He was a person who could have acted.

Sunday 25 January 2015

UKIP Candidate condemns rally against freedom of speech

I am offended by George Galloway suggesting that ‘For the sake of unity in our society, we have to demand from our Government the protection of our prophets’. What Mr Galloway is suggesting is to outlaw criticism of certain groups and religions; you can’t pick and choose with freedom of speech, you either have it or you don’t.
I am offended by Labour Deputy Leader Imran Hussain when he says ‘Let’s have freedom of speech, not freedom to openly insult’, it is the same thing. Freedom of speech is the right to insult.
Even though I am offended by our Respect and Labour parties anti freedom rhetoric I defend their right to speak freely, let us remember that without freedom of speech these people would not be afforded the right to express their views at all.
For them to suggest freedom of speech should be restricted in certain circumstances is not only wrong it is dangerous for our democracy and our communities.

Friday 16 January 2015

UKIP accuses Labour Councillor of disrespecting the victims of the Paris shooting

On Monday evening Bradford Councillor Khadim Hussain published a video on his public Facebook page suggesting that the Paris shooting was a hoax (see below).  A distressed member of the public had forwarded the post to UKIP and asked them to help deal with this issue.

Officials in UKIP Bradford were horrified that the day after Frances day of mourning where over 3 million people rallied in solidarity with the victims, we saw a elected Bradford Councillor post such a disrespectful video on his public Facebook page.

UKIP Chairman Jason Smith says: “While it is Mr Hussains right to believe in wild conspiracy theories, I personally find this totally disrespectful just a day after France’s day of mourning, Mr Hussain should remember that as an elected official his job is to serve the people not disrespect them.

I believe our leader Nigel Farage was right when he suggested we have a fifth column in the UK that is utterly opposed to our values, it seems that fifth column may well include at least one Bradford Labour Councillor.

I call on Labour leader David Green to discipline his Councillor.”
Screen shot of the post cllr Hussain made, on the evening on 12/1/14