The Roma are yet again scapegoats for society’s ills


Lurid claims of child sexual abuse have emerged just as they are becoming free of the grip of predatory landlords

In Govanhill, a little network of streets and avenues on Glasgow’s South Side, the besmirching of another immigrant community is in full spate.

A century ago, it was the poor Irish, fleeing famine and persecution by the British government, who were being demonised.

Peme 4dNow it’s the turn of the Roma people.

Britain’s largest concentration of Roma families resides in Glasgow, where they began to settle in numbers following the 2004 expansion of the EU.

The Roma community, mainly from Romania, Slovakia and the…

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