Jack Straw was right to highlight how young girls have been groomed and indeed, is following in the footsteps of that other darling of the left, Nick Griffin, who claimed exactly the same thing and was roundy condemned as a racist.
However, this debate should not be dragged down Racist Road, because this problem is far deeper than race.
I remember getting freeview for the first time and, when scrolling through the channels came across one that was clearly advertising prostitution. Girls writhed on poles and other equipement in various states of undress whilst making provocative gestures. I was shocked. Surely this could not be allowed before the watershed, this was 3pm. Then the penny dropped, I was actually watching a music channel. It got worse though. Listening to the lyrics of the songs, it was clear a sea change had occurred since the Bay City Rollers sang of love and and Slade wished us fun at Christmas. These lyrics spoke of Ho's , girls who wanted to be treated like dirt by men (well boys really) and men who were admired by their peers for treating women like Ho's.
But it certainly does not stop there. There is constant criticsm levelled at young women for dressing provocatively. Well, yes they do, but who provides the clothes. Do our youngsters sit at home sewing their outfits til the early hours or do they buy their outfits from the high street, where clothes have been professionally designed. Similarly, do hoodies stitch their own hoods on?
Next comes underage sex, which is portrayed in the medias the norm. All the soaps have had storylines with under age pregnancies, usually with the emphasis on their being nothing wrong with this, yet if that is the case, then the same must go for underage sex.
Schools also play their role in the sexualisation of children. Decades of sex education for kids yet teenage pregnancies and STDs are constantly on the increase. There was even, fairly recently, suggestion that children as young as 5 should be given sex education. Add to this the promotion of abortion as though it were a morning after pill, with the excuse that a woman has the right to choose who lives and who dies. Well, as we all started out as a few cells, the only right a women should have is the right to abstain because everybody has the right to live.
These are just a few examples of the many ways our youngsters are sexualised from an early age, then if you mix this with a few cultures where women have only a marginally higher status than cattle ,we end up with, well, kids being groomed for sex in Derby. I also have a sneaky suspicion that the children involved did not come from comfortable middle class backgrounds, but from the the estates that house the pregnant teenagers and hoodie boys.
What should happen now, is that we all accept that socialist liberalisation does not work and in fact, is an ever present danger to all our children, no matter what race or culture. Until that is scourged from society, there will be many more children abused.