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The term Thackerism refers to the Rotherham child sex scandal cover-ups and the malfeasance-in-office leadership-style of disgraced Joyce Thacker, Common Purpose 'graduate' and former Director of Children and Young People's Services in Labour-controlled Rotherham. Thacker was in office during the systematic, violent sexual abuse and trafficking (CSE) of "1700-2000" Rotherham children, and more of the same in a dozen British towns. Ignorant proponents of Thackerism and "institutionalised political correctness" are called Thackerites: a "disgrace to the public service" (Home Affairs Select Committee).

The Times printed an editorial about "a conspiracy of silence" on UK sex gangs, in 2011. Discussing a "conspiracy of silence": observers and commissioners have accused like-minded officials and collaborators - culpable in the "greatest child abuse scandal in British history" - of political correctness and harmful ideology; of cowardice and of delinquent "cultural sensitivity towards Muslims" (Pearson, A., 27 Aug 2014). There was a common purpose of "not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat" (Forbes, 2014; BBC clips 2014 & Daily Telegraph, August 2014). Home Secretary Theresa May condemned this turning a blind eye to "industrial scale child sexual exploitation" as "a complete dereliction of duty".

References:; Joyce Thacker of Rotherham Scandal being grilled by Home Affairs Select Committee. Sept. 14, 2014.

‘How Rotherham Council tried to cover up child abuse scandal’; February 04, 2015.

Rotherham child abuse: The background to the scandal; BBC, 5 February 2015.

Rotherham abuse scandal: Children's services director Joyce Thacker quits; 19 September 2014.

Child sexual exploitation plan to tackle ‘industrial scale’ abuse; Accessed June 22, 2017.

Rotherham report 'reduced me to tears', says MP who exposed abuse decade ago; Ann Cryer, 30 August 2014.


"Revealed: conspiracy of silence on UK sex gangs", The Times (editorial), 5 January 2011.

"Rotherham child abuse scandal: The background to the report". BBC News. 26 August 2014.

"Too many in Rotherham turned a blind eye to child abuse", The Washington Post (editorial board), 15 September 2014.

Ahmed, Samira (27 August 2014). "We shouldn’t turn a blind eye to race over the Rotherham abuse scandal". The Guardian.

Documentary features former Keighley MP Ann Cryer's experience of trying to alert authorities to crime of child sex grooming; (Rahman, Miran), 26th March 2015.

                        == Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal ==
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