The following email was sent to us today by an American reader. I was astonished that any Briton living in London could believe, given all the recent media hoopla over Rotherham, that the “grooming and pimping” scandal was a thing of the past, and not an ongoing phenomenon.
I’ll throw the topic open to our British readers, as the emailer suggested:
I had dinner last night with my young niece and nephew-in-law who were visiting from London. She’s British, he’s German.
And I was shocked to discover that BOTH of them are quite convinced that the sexual grooming and pimping gangs are a thing of the distant past (the ’60s and ’70s were mentioned), and that it is only now, years later, that the victims are coming forward (the Catholic Church scandal was mentioned in this connection).
These intelligent, well-educated young people believe that the problem (e.g. Rotherham) no longer exists in England.
I would be interested in what other British or Europeans have to say.