It was the calm after the storm. For a few days last month, Sarah Champion found herself centre stage as a whirlwind of accusations came hurtling in her direction.
Labour’s equalities spokeswoman was blamed for exacerbating racial tensions in an article she wrote for The Sun after the conviction of a sex-grooming gang in Newcastle upon Tyne who were largely of Pakistani origin.
The loudest howls of protest came from fellow Labour members and supporters. After a brief fight to keep her…
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