The government is sponsoring a series of television adverts against slavery in Britain. The domestic servant, the farm hands, the sweat shop labourers, the sex worker etc. The great unsaid, but obvious from the presentations, is that these modern-day slaves are migrant workers.
What is ignored is that the criminals who introduce slavery, people trafficking, feudal employment practices and worse is now welcomed into Britain. After all, it’s good for capitalists, so it must be good for us.
Membership of the Anti-Slavery Society, set up in the 19th century, is growing fastest in Britain in response to abuses here. That’s no surprise. The EU’s free movement of labour has made Britain a hub for people trafficking in Europe. ■