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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".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ertguQNvsb8; 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’; http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/how-rotherham-council-tried-to-cover-up-child-abuse-scandal-1-7088847. February 04, 2015.
Rotherham child abuse: The background to the scandal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28934963; BBC, 5 February 2015.
Rotherham abuse scandal: Children's services director Joyce Thacker quits; http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-29286638. 19 September 2014.
Child sexual exploitation plan to tackle ‘industrial scale’ abuse; http://www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/safeguarding-news/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; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/30/rotherham-girls-could-have-been-spared-ann-cryer. Ann Cryer, 30 August 2014.
"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.