Modern Slavery

It is difficult to believe in the 21st century that some people are being kept without any freedom at all. They are to all intents and purposes slaves. It may not be the slavery abolished by William Wilberforce but it is abhorrent all the same.

Only last year Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Act giving the police and courts the powers they need to clamp down on this evil trade. It is estimated there are some 10,000 people in the UK being denied their freedom. Working for nothing. Some engaged in prostitution. Some engaged in domestic service.

It is one area which does unite Parliament and our new Prime Minister has made it clear from the outset she is determined to stamp out this modern-day blight on our society.

Back at the office I am busy this week dealing with casework and emails so if you are waiting to hear from me you may well hear something this week. As always if you want an update please do ask!

5 thoughts on “Modern Slavery

  1. David, these 10,000 people that are all being denied their freedom in the UK, are they all illegal immigrants trafficked into the UK by people smugglers? I know some have been brought into this country illegally to work as slaves but also working as prostitutes and cheap labour by gangs. Surely until we stop the traffickers this will just continue like a merry go round?

  2. Hi David

    This is a very serious issue and it’s fantastic to see that yourself and the government are taking this disgusting stain on our society so seriously.

    On the subject of casework as you have mentioned, I have had a big problem with the DWP. I’ve spoken to your very helpful caseworker but this was some months ago after asking for a supporting letter, I didn’t receive one so I’ve emailed to follow up but did not get an email back, again some months ago. It’s been quite some time now and I’ve heard nothing and my situation has progressed and is still less than ideal.

    It would be great if I could get an update as to where it is, or even possibly arrange a suitable time to sit down and discuss this with you for five minutes as I’m bitterly disappointed in the way a major department is behaving.

  3. Hi David

    This is a very serious issue and it’s fantastic to see that yourself and the government are taking this disgusting stain on our society so seriously.

    On the subject of casework as you have mentioned, I have had a big problem with the DWP. I’ve spoken to your very helpful caseworker but this was some months ago after asking for a supporting letter, I didn’t receive one so I’ve emailed to follow up but did not get an email back, again some months ago. It’s been quite some time now and I’ve heard nothing and my situation has progressed and is still less than ideal.

    It would be great if I could get an update as to where it is, or even possibly arrange a suitable time to sit down and discuss this with you for five minutes as I’m bitterly disappointed in the way a major department is behaving.

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