Sunday, 25 August 2013

Modern Anti Slavery Bill to be brought in

"Slave masters who bring immigrants to Britain and force them to work will face long prison sentences and be banned from running companies under an anti-slavery law", my boss, Theresa May, the home secretary, said today. The Modern Slavery Bill will also introduce court orders to ban those who traffic illegal immigrants into the UK from returning to areas in which they operated.

You may think that slavery was outlawed in the 19th. Century by Wilberforce
and others. I wish you were right but it definitely exists in this and other European countries.
There are modern day trafficked men and women operating as effective slaves 
in some very different work environments - mostly the slaves are in the sex trade but there are some working on buildings sites to agricultural workers to nail bars. If you have any doubt read the Centre for Social Justice report on this issue. The evidence is clear and the boss has acted.