- What price has been paid, is being paid, or might be paid at some stage, by all those public officials who tacitly or otherwise allowed these modern-day atrocities to go on, doing nothing to stop them?
- Families of some of the abused girls related that they had tried consistently to raise the alarm over what was happening to their daughters, but that every door of the state was closed in their faces.
- If Britain is to turn around the disgrace of its culture of ‘grooming gangs’, it should start by changing the risk-reward ratio between those who identify these monstrous crimes and those who have been shown to have covered them up.
Murray mentions Simons’ statement on the Experience Oxfordshire website:
Simons’ says that Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to work, visit and live in and this may be true for many people but it was not true for many young children who suffered horribly under her watch for many years. Reporting on Simons’ appointment in 2007 in the Oxford Mail (Bullfinch wounds ‘will be re-opened’ by former Oxfordshire County Council chief Joanna Simon’s new job as tourism boss) Callum Keown notes that:
The Mail Online has it right in its story entitled:
We should all be outraged that such things were allowed to happen in the UK and that those charged with our protection, and the protection of our children, fail to do their job. Failed so badly with no accountability and no consequences for their gross failures to act on these heinous crimes. Not only did many escape the consequences but continued merrily in their careers and were rewarded by advancement in these careers. It leads you to ask: if these were young girls from a minority community and the men perpetrating these crimes were white, would they have been tolerated for so long?
Consider two of the videos that deal with the above issue as they are very informative.