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Ruzwana Bashir

I was wrong last week when I wrote about 1,400 children being abused in Rotherham. I said it was perpetrated by Pakistani heritage men preying mostly on venerable white girls.

Ruzwana Bashir

In the picture is Ruzwana Bashir. A girl who lived just up the road from Rotherham in Skipton. She was abused when she was young. She felt so ashamed at the time she didn’t tell anyone. She dared not to. She kept herself to herself and studied. She thought it might be her way out. At 18 she was offered a place at Oxford University, put aside the traditional shalwar kameez, left her home, wore jeans and tried to fit in. She succeeded in so many ways, became president of Oxford Union, got an amazing job in the City with Goldman Sachs and a few years later got her MBA.   But she was haunted by her passed. Continue reading…

Racism and Political Correctness Causes Abuse

Rotherham Scandal

I believe racism and political correctness are material facts to this story. And while I take the point that the abuse is abuse and a crime is a crime regardless of race, creed, colour, sex and age the causes of this are not being addressed for fear of those asking this question being regarded as politically incorrect and racist. It’s just this weapon that has been used by the abusers to carry out such horrors for so long.

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World Cup Team Formations :)

C’Mon England


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Be cheerful

Be happy!! Here’s why.

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same. It would look something like the following:

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Barrington Patterson At TMAX 2013

Barrington Patterson

Barrington Patterson

‘One-Eyed Baz’ is the life story to date of Barrington Patterson that has received critical acclaim. After an accident when he was six, he was blinded in one eye. This did not stop Barrington going on to do what he wanted to in life. He doesn’t regard it as a disability that holds him back. He’s colourful larger than life character and a top martial artist who has fought on the world stage against world champions and won world belts.

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