Watching the news, the sheer number of child abuse victims mentioned in the report released by Rotherham Borough Council is monstrous. Today, a four-digit figure, and the suffering it represents, may have unshakably left a mark on the psyche of the British people – 1400. And rightly so – there is a danger of us all, liberal, or conservative, UKIP or non-UKIP, seeing this through the lens of social politics; prioritising the defending/attacking of the ‘PC cover-up’ theory over quiet reflection on the plight of the victims. We are determined not to do this and trust that others will not either, regardless of political affiliation. After appropriate time for reflection has passed, we can have a sensible, non-partisan debate about the causes of this unfathomably prolonged and heinous tragedy.
Thank you and take care.