A Temperature Check Report: Understanding And Assessing The Impact Of Rotherham MP, Sarah Champion’s Comments In The Sun Newspaper On 10 August 2017. Ref: “British Pakistani Men Are Raping And Exploiting White Girls…and It’s Time We Faced Up To It…”

 

 

Ms Sarah Champion wrote an opinion piece in the Sun Newspaper on the 10th of August, published with the heading, ‘British Pakistani men are raping and exploiting white girls… and it’s time we faced up to it’Ms Champion has since attempted to distance herself from that headline[1]. Ms Champion followed this opinion piece with a series of further interviews – on the Today Programme she remarked ‘I have to say that within my own constituency, I really, I didn’t sleep last night, coming on talking about this, I know that every time I talk about it, the level of Islamophobia increases…’

In the backdrop of the above, clearly frustrated and isolated, a group of local people, made up of ordinary community members, organisation’s and associations mainly from Rotherham asked JUST Yorkshire for support, to understand and assess the impact of Ms Sarah Champion’s opinion piece on the Pakistani community of Rotherham. JUST agreed to undertake this research and write a report, click here for report:

A Temperature Check Report: Understanding and assessing the impact of Rotherham MP, Sarah Champion’s comments in the Sun Newspaper on 10 August 2017. Ref: “British Pakistani men are raping and exploiting white girls…and it’s time we faced up to it…”

Click here for the executive summaries:

Exec Summary- General overview of survey 

Executive Summary – overview with significant respondent contribution and recommendations