19.00, Thursday 15 June
Liszt Institute Brussels, Treurenberg 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
For several years a scandal has rocked the United Kingdom. At the heart of the scandal lies a series of organised criminal gangs who were systematically abusing young women and girls in a number of cities across the UK. Most shockingly, there are credible complaints that the abuse of the girls had been overlooked because of the ethnicity of many of the perpetrators, who were predominantly of Pakistani descent. Many claim that local councils and police were hesitant to intervene lest they be accused of racism. It seems that political correctness has escalated from the regulation of language to infect the policing, judicial and administrative services.
Charlie Peters is one of the very few journalists in the UK to dare to investigate this incendiary issue. His documentary, Grooming Gangs: Britain's Shame tells the full story of the nationwide ‘grooming gangs’ scandal, with exclusive interviews with survivors, whistle-blowers and activists.
Join this event in partnership between MCC Brussels and Liszt Institute for a screening of the short documentary, and a discussion with the journalist Charlie Peters.