Patrick O’Flynn Patrick O’Flynn

The Home Office’s grooming report is an exercise in obfuscation

Rotherham (photo: Getty)

That the Home Office compiled a report on the political hot potato of child grooming gangs and then actually published it represents progress of a sort. Were you especially charitably disposed towards the department, you could call to mind Dr Johnson talking about the feat of a dog walking on its hind legs: ‘It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.

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