Labour faces a sexism row today after it defended the decision to segregate Muslim men and women at a party rally at an Islamic centre.
Senior party figures, including Liam Byrne, Tom Watson and Harriet Harman’s husband Jack Dromey, spoke at the event in Birmingham on Saturday even though men sat on one side of the room and women on the other.
Labour has denied that people were forced to sit separately based on gender – even though photographs from the event show that the groups were clearly segregated.
It’s this sort of cowardice that lead to the rape of thousands of British girls by Muslim pedophile gangs:
Louise Casey, director-general for troubled families at the government’s Communities Department, was then asked to investigate the council by Mr Pickles.
Her devastating 160-page report, published in February, revealed that:
– Reports of abuse were ignored by the council because it was ‘in denial’ about the crimes.
– Staff and politicians failed to tackle abuse by Asian gangs ‘for fear of being seen as racist’.
– Senior councillors bullied and suppressed staff who highlighted that the abusers were ‘predominantly’ Pakistani.
– Whistleblowers were silenced with pay-offs or ‘bullied out of the organisation’ if they refused to stay silent.