1970’s was the golden age of the alternative press in the uk and RAP was one of the best exposing Cyril Smith at the time while the local paper the Rochdale Observer never said a dicky bird. Well done RAP.
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Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
Cyril Smith’s abuse of boys in care homes in Rochdale was first exposed by RAP, and, at the national level, by Private Eye. It’s disgusting that it has taken Rochdale Council so long to investigate the crimes perpetrating by this man on the young and vulnerable, considering that, according to last fortnight’s Eye, both David Steel and the former Liberal MP Michael Meadowcroft stated they were aware of rumours about his abuse of boys.
RAP don’t get a mention in the national media; only the Eye. Similarly the new MP seems to be getting all the kudos for the issue being revisited. It was all out 35 yr ago; Steel’s response was particularly pathetic.
About time this was pointed out. Now, not being an officionado of (or participant in) the internicine / sectarian battles within the anarchist movement i might upset somebody by saying this but who cares a fuck; More latterly ‘Northern Voices’ and i think what is known as the Northern Anarchist Network have continued to bang away at this issue as well as confronting the other cases of ‘grooming’ in the area. Much to their credit as far as i can see.
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