No room for truth on UK Labour’s front bench: Sarah Champion quits over rape article

No room for truth on UK Labour’s front bench: Sarah Champion quits over rape article, by the BBC.

The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun on Friday that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”.

She has now apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister.

Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would not “demonise any particular group”. …

In interviews following the convictions, the Labour MP said such crimes involved “predominately Pakistani men” and said a fear of being called racist was hampering the authorities’ investigations.

She then wrote the Sun article, which also included the line: “These people are predators and the common denominator is their ethnic heritage.” …

Take note. These statements of fact are sackable offenses in the mainstream left party in the UK.

Among the article’s critics was fellow Labour MP Naz Shah, who said it was “irresponsible” and “setting a dangerous precedent”. …

A Muslim above criticism perhaps?

In the newspaper, the column was accompanied by another article by former Sun political editor Trevor Kavanagh, which referred to “the Muslim problem”.

Mr Kavanagh’s article was condemned in an open letter signed by more than 100 MPs, including Ms Champion herself, who said she was horrified that an “extreme Islamaphobic” column had quoted her. …

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said in a tweet: “Telling the truth about tough issues is now impossible in the modern Labour Party. Pathetic.”