Wednesday, August 28, 2013

William Wilberforce's heirs are ready to tackle the great evil of the age - Telegraph

Source: Telegraph

"The picture of slavery in modern Britain exists in fragments, scattered around the news pages, so horrific and anachronistic that you can barely discern a pattern. The first problem is terminological. If Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson had spent the 1780s mumbling about “human trafficking”, it’s unlikely that anyone would have paid attention. It was Barack Obama who said last year that it was time to call modern slavery by its name. If girls are being forced into domestic service and beaten if they try to leave, it’s slavery. If Lithuanian workers are being kept in debt bondage working on a Kent chicken farm, that’s slavery." 

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