We have discussed it before and I know that only a small % of the Pakistani/ Bangladeshi diaspora are involved, but the phenomenon of grooming gangs preying on children seems far too greatly concentrated in that community. The latest Huddersfield case involves 20 more men. This seems to go on and on and it is a pity that deportation after sentence is not easier. Only those with cast iron U.K. citizenship should be exempt from deportation.
Only those with cast iron U.K. citizenship should be exempt from deportation.
I listened very carefully to the descrption given of these men by the BBC and they were labelled 'Of Pakistani heritage', which means that they are probably British Citizens. In the same way that I am a British citizen but with Polish heritage going back three generations.
From the little I've read about these incidents, they appear to have been conducted in plain sight with failures by the parents, schools, police and social services.
The primary responsibility surely rests with the parents who should know where their children are and what they are getting up to. Teenagers can be difficult but it is up to parents to set boundaries and offer a strong moral code.
This isn't excusing the behaviour of the men, but there has been a vacuum in the young girls lives that they've taken advantage of.
No amount of money spent on policing and social care will make up for a lack of good parenting.
No doubt it's easier said than done as many of the girls will come from broken homes with a mother who finds it difficult to cope.