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It’s time to end slavery in Britain – again

23 August 2013

3:31 PM

23 August 2013

3:31 PM

Today is the United Nations day for he Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – and the school packs have been readied to tell pupils about Britain’s part in this great evil. But the way we tend to remember (and, occasionally, apologise for) slavery has two main problems.  Yes, British traders played a full and shameful part in the slave trade. But what marks Britain out is out objection to it. As Thomas Sowell has pointed out, slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years – yet nowhere in the world was slavery controversial until the 1780s when some Brits started kicking up a fuss about it.

White slaves were being sold in the Ottoman empire long after American slaves were freed. About a million Europeans were enslaved by North Africans between the 16th and 19th centuries. Even in my native Highlands, clansmen would be sold for colonial plantations. The brutal fact about slavery is that it was not just something that white imperialists did to Africans. People of every creed and colour were slaves, and were enslaved. When we commemorate slavery by focusing on its colonial aspect, we lose sight of a far wider historic evil. And its capacity to renew.

The bigger problem with celebrating the ‘abolition’ of the slave trade is that it has not been abolished. It’s happening here, now, in Britain. It’s going under the euphemism ‘human trafficking’. A brilliant investigation in the Sunday Times  revealed how Vietnamese girls are used as slaves in nail bars frequented by middle-class Brits. It’s not just the sex industry. It’s domestic service, agriculture, growing drugs. Britain is a Petri dish for this slavery because of the sheer amount of international traffic: about 1,100 settle here every day and a third of London is foreign-born. Worse, we don’t have the laws to deal with it. Police tend to prosecute slaves, rather than their masters, because it’s easier.

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At long last, things are changing. In my Daily Telegraph column today, I write about Theresa May’s  Modern Slavery Bill that will at last call this evil by its name, grand immunity to victims, establish a modern slavery commissioner and give police the powers and instructions that it needs. For those who want to know more about the extent of modern slavery in Britain, I can do no better that point to the brilliant report compiled by the Centre for Social Justice. (Full disclosure: I’m on the CSJ’s advisory board, and spoke at the launch of their report).

Some might argue that ‘slavery’ is too strong a word to use for, say, trafficked and indebted Lithuanians. Here I defer to the Americans, who have far more recent experience of it. And to Barack Obama, who spoken powerfully about the need to call modern slavery by its name. It’s really worth listening to:

Obama has diagnoses the problem. But Britain is now moving to remedy it, more quickly and powerfully than any other major nation. Slavery has continued in our shores because too many people think it is something that died two centuries ago. It’s great that people like Theresa May (and Labour’s Frank Field, a great force behind the fight against modern slavery) are willing to call this evil by its name. If the Bill is passed, as I hope it will be soon, it will be a great moment for Britain. Ever rich country is affected by modern slavery, but only Britain is conducting a root-and-branch review of the legislation so we have tools needed to extinguish this new evil – as surely as we did the last one.


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  • Jabez Foodbotham

    If, as you write, ‘slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years – yet nowhere
    in the world was slavery controversial until the 1780s when some Brits
    started kicking up a fuss about it’ is true, and I believe it to be so, then why do you now characterise the part played in it by British traders as ‘shameful’?
    Surely shameful behaviour consists of doing something that you know is wrong and which most others would consider as wrong too. Just because people in past ages did things which were not generally considered wrong then, but are considered so now, does not make their then behaviour shameful.
    If I want to read about the sensitive judgements of contemporary guilt-trippers, the Guardian is surely the place, not the Spectator.

  • Quagmire

    Slavery in the UK? practically pronographic.

  • evad666

    The left wants immigration for cheap Votes.
    The right wants immigration for cheap Labour.

    • Daniel Maris

      Very, very sad and very very true. Thus has our birthright been sold for a mess of pottage.

  • e2toe4

    I am not sure slavery is flourishing because everyone thinks it died out 200 years ago.

    When 18 Chinese cockle pickers were drowned in Morecambe Bay that was a real sign that some very strange things were going on in ‘modern’ Britain.

    It may just be that so many things are happening so quickly that people, the Government, the bureaucracies just can’t keep up with it all.

    Change isn’t ‘bad’, but the velocity of change is reaching warp speed these days and the plod,plod,plod pace of a governing class that seem to need to be prodded by ‘public outcry’ to do anything is unable to comprehend what is happening, let alone deal with it. We have a governance system that is itself unfit for purpose because it seems to have no solid ground on which to be able to take purchase—40 years or more of ‘accommodating’ to events have ended up with us where we are now.

  • TRAV1S

    But, but, but, we were told to celebrate diversity.

  • NotYouNotSure

    I am no expert on human trafficking, but compared to smuggling things like drugs, I cannot see how it is hard to uncover the human smuggling networks ? This problem is closely linked to corrupt officials that are taking money to let these these slaves in.

    • anneallan

      Look who mans most of the desks at our international airports.

      • Hexhamgeezer

        .and issues passports and staffs housing departments and benefits offices and……

  • Hague’s Catamite

    Only now am I beginning to realise what a big leftist Fraser Nelson is. The anti-slavery thing is a noble enough enterprise and well done for it. However, your general tone over the last 6 months or so seems to suggest a metamorphosis to somewhere left of Kevin Rudd. Perhaps your left-liberal metropolitan genes are making themselves felt and heard.

    • Fergus Pickering

      Oh come, my little catamite. He is a Tory on the left of the party. That is not the position of Kevin Rudd which is something you ought to know all about.

  • Dogsnob

    It won’t be called ‘slavery’, but it – as so many other pernicious practices – will flourish as the import of alien cultures grows.
    It is out of your hands now Fraser; they will have things their way and liberal democracy will back them up.
    The only way we might have avoided this, would have been to keep immigration tightly restricted and monitored, but you and those in the politico-media bubble have repeatedly argued against such measures, in the interests of the provision of cheap house renovation.
    You can take solace by popping down to the kitchen and stroking that granite worktop.

    • Quagmire

      It’s actually the emergence of a servile class: as long as they don’t enter the Political Class everything will be fine and dandy.

      That’s what went wrong 70 years ago when WW1 & WW2 bankrupted us: the Socialists moved into the Political Class, and nationalisation was the result. Another thing to blame the Germans for.

      • Dogsnob

        Not sure there’s a substantive meaning to your label ‘servile class’?
        Surely there is an element of servility in anyone who works for immediate money to pay immediate bills: ie, the working class?

        And are you arguing in favour of a situation whereby no-one outside of an elite, is fit to take part in government?

        • Quagmire

          Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered. Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other.

          Somebody rules and maintains the status quo, somebody is the functionary, and the lumpen proletariat does the donkey work.

          • Dogsnob

            Stratification. Big wow. What we are discussing here is the phenomenon of slavery, not just some kind of gripe at the fact that some people are more powerful than others, but that those powers are being extended to the management of penury by use of force.

            • Quagmire

              It would only be a gripe if I though something was wrong with stratification: I don’t, I just want to sit at the top table and I don’t want those thieving Socialists there nor those foreigners.

              As for Slavery: “It’s actually the emergence of a servile class: as long as they don’t enter the Political Class everything will be fine and dandy.”

              • Dogsnob

                Sorry, I have to hold my hands up and admit I still don’t quite get your ’emergent servile class not entering the Political Class’, thing. With you on the Socialist and foreigner resentment though.

  • paulus

    It is a fight we cannot win, an endeavour we cannot overcome, it is against the grain of human evil. Therefore it is a glorious fight to undertake.

  • Daniel Maris

    “…yet nowhere in the world was slavery controversial until the 1780s when some Brits started kicking up a fuss about it.”

    What nonsense!

    The Frenchman Abbé Raynal in 1770 published a book arguing that slavery was
    against nature and thus wrong. Once the monarchy had been thrown off the French Republic declared the universal emancipation of slaves in 1794 – some 40 years before the British got round to doing it. It was the British who reinstated slavery in Haiti after it had been abolished by the French.

    • Wilhelm

      The freed black slaves of Haiti enabled by the demented Jacobins in Paris with their weird ideas of ‘equality’ rose up and butchered the entire white population of 12,000 French. Equality is all well and good, but you wouldn’t let children govern the country, now would you ?

      ”You have heard it said that those who will not learn from history
      are doomed to repeat it. What the conspirators of the French Revolution did to
      Haiti their successors have equally done to Angola, Mozambique, Zambia,
      Zimbabwe and now they are doing it to South Africa. ”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noLk08w0BuA

      • Daniel Maris

        If you are arguing for the reintroduction of slavery whereby strong people capture weaker people, inflict pain on them and make them work for them or service them se xually for free, then please come out and say it.

        And how did the whites in Haiti behave? Obviously, due to their genetic heritage, if you are right, in an impeccably civilised manner…

        “Rochambeau wrote to Napoleon that, to reclaim Saint-Domingue, France must ‘declare the negroes slaves, and destroy at least 30 000 negroes and negresses.’ In his desperation, he turned to increasingly wanton acts of brutality; the French burned alive, hanged, drowned, and tortured black prisoners, reviving such
        practices as burying blacks in piles of insects and boiling them in cauldrons of molasses. One night, at Port-Républican, he held a ball to which he invited the most prominent mulatto ladies and, at midnight, announced the death of their husbands….After one battle, Rochambeau buried 500 prisoners alive”

        We await Wilhelm’s condemnation of such savagery and brutality.

        (Thanks to Wikipedia).

        • Fergus Pickering

          And the Roman Crassus crucified I don’t know how many followers of Spartacus. But it was some time ago and I think the Italians should be forgiven, don’t you?

          • the viceroy’s gin

            Depends. Can we shake them down for any grievance money?

            • anneallan

              You mean – what did the Romans ever do for us?

        • Quagmire

          So?

    • Dogsnob

      Might it be better to speak then, not of a petty squabble between France, Britain or any others? It’s wider than that.
      And yet the urge to abolish slavery was not and is not still, a universally shared impulse. No nation can claim it to the exclusion of others perhaps, but maybe a culture can?

      • Daniel Maris

        I would accept that. Once might say it was only once one had the Christian current mixing fully with the classical Greek cultural tradition and creating a new democratic current that we see slavery becoming unacceptable.

  • Austin Barry

    What is certain, unequivocally certain, is that trafficking is an unintended, but inevitable, consequence of mass immigration.

    Our Ruling Elite, terrified, cowering, implicit in this mess, has to reign in the seething discontent of the natives. But it can’t. The internet transcends the ‘comments are closed’ mentality of the MSM and public concern is there, raw and torpid, for our complacent elites to see.

    Our politicians observe, uneasily, the rise of Mohammed as the most common name in this country, note its disturbing implications but retreat, deliberately purblind, to their rural redoubts, far from the multicultural mess they’ve created.

    And, in Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and in Islam’s bloody borders with Thailand, India and Burma, our elite sees our future but discounts it. It daren’t do otherwise.

    • Daniel Maris

      Good post Austin. I am convinced that while our political elite ban open discussion of these issues in public, behind the closed doors of Whitehall ministers and civil servants are well aware of the formidable challenges gathering like storm clouds over our country’s future. They are all whistling in the dark, and have no idea how to deal with these issues.

      In some cases they continue to make them positively worse. For instance, allowing Sharia followers to set up Madrassas under the guise of Free Schools is an example of government sponsored insanity as is allowing people to bring in spouses from countries like Pakistan and Somalia where freely chosen marriage is an alien concept.

      The first step that needs to be taken is to delegitimise Sharia law. Its application in the UK needs to be subject to an effective ban. The grounds for doing this are clear, and we have the added backing that the European Court of Human Rights has declated Sharia Law incompatible with human rights.

      • Wilhelm

        Daniel

        What a inflammatory rant, dare I even say the word, racist.

        • Daniel Maris

          You can say racist if you want but since Islam is followed by every “race” on the planet it is a bit demented of you to do so.

          • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

            I though he was agreeing with you but being sarcastic.

            • Wilhelm

              You must forgive Daniel, he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. It’s a shame for him.

            • Daniel Maris

              Wilhelm’s favourite politician wasn’t critical of Islam. He thought it a fine religion for a martial people and was only sorry the Germans hadn’t adopted it.

              • Wilhelm

                Eh ? I didn’t realise Enoch was a fan of islam

          • Fergus Pickering

            Well, white people are not muslims unless they are terrorist nutjobs or silly women.

            • the viceroy’s gin

              …so which one of those is Prince Chuck?

              Hurry to answer, I need to rush over and get some money down on this.

          • george

            Not really: most Muslims are Arabs and Arabia is the ancestral and spiritual homeland of Islam.

  • London Calling

    I hope the bill is passed through soon also….slavery in our modern day should not exist on our shores….its shameful……..

    • Dogsnob

      How sweet. The deliberations of your prissy judiciary will count for little in the coming years that multiculti sensibilities have bequeathed us.
      They will be ignored.

  • dalai guevara

    But who’s going to do my dry cleaning, dig up my garden, tarmac my drive, clean my windows at home and my office in the city, make my sandwiches, nanny the sprogs, prepare the food I consume on my frequent flights abroad, serve me drinks in the clubs I frequent regularly?
    Will I have to pay them more?
    No way, Jose!

    • the viceroy’s gin

      …yes, you socialists will suffer the most from any changes here. That imported slave underclass is your handmaiden.

      • Andy

        And they Vote for the b*ggers too.

        • the viceroy’s gin

          Yes, that’s the beauty of it. The socialists import a slave underclass, who come from largely socialist backgrounds and will be certain to support the socialist line.

          It’s brilliant. The slavemasters benefit by paying their imported slaves slave wages, and then the slaves vote the slavemasters back into office, to keep the cycle going.

          Sheer brilliance.

        • dalai guevara

          cannot see who’s voting for the vicedude though – he is a con.

          • the viceroy’s gin

            Maybe your friend Leveson can look into this as well, you know, so that only the correct speech and correct thought can be permitted expression.

    • dalai guevara

      When will the Spectator launch a follow button, to ease the life of the common stalker?

      • the viceroy’s gin

        Maybe you should have your friend Leveson look into that.

    • Austin Barry

      Who’s going to mug you in the South London streets, rob you at the ATM, butcher you in Woolwich, groom your daughter, murder for ‘honour’, take a knife to a girl’s genitals or force her to marry, riot in your capital city and, all the while, consider you worthless?

      • dalai guevara

        I honestly do not recognise any of that – just been to the pub, an Asian family’s (with five kids) car broke down right in front of our eyes. We kickstarted it.

        Bob is my uncle.

        • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

          kickstarted a car? Is this code for you gave them all a beating?

          • dalai guevara

            what a lovely fantasy world you must live in.

            • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

              Oh dear, another misery guts who can’t see a joke when it is so obvious and can only make self-revealing comments about the fantasy world of others.

              P.S. Who kick-starts a car?

              • dalai guevara

                Apologies, Austin’s view of the world must have mildly enraged me. I have left it this long to avoid beating the keyboard.

              • Hexhamgeezer

                ……. maybe they then kick started him but he felt he deserved it as penance for all the evil his compatriots have visited upon the world.

        • Dogsnob

          Where is the kick pedal on a car?

          • dalai guevara

            Locate the starter motor.
            Kick the starter motor, then be amazed what happens.
            To effect of great wonder, it starts.

    • Fergus Pickering

      The people who want to tarmac my drive (very badly) are Irish. The window cleaners round here are English, as are the sandwich makers. The man who keep the corner shop is indeed by birth a Sikh, but he was born here and I haven’t seen a turban about the place. But perhaps you are a Londoner where half the population are dusky folk.who came from abroad just last week..

      • dalai guevara

        yes, the Irish, I hid them in there nicely, didn’t I?
        ‘No dogs, no blacks, no ir…’
        Wasn’t the world just perfect, once.

        • Wilhelm

          ”Wasn’t the world just perfect,once”

          Well, if you so.

        • Fergus Pickering

          Silly fellow. My wife is Irish on her mother’s side and has never found it a bar to anything. The Irish I was referring to are the gypsies called Smith shipped here by the Dublin government. They are hated and despised by all decent folk for the thieves and vagabonds they are.

        • Colonel Mustard

          That whiffs a bit of the common leftist assertion that the right wish to return to a mythical past (scorn, scorn) and then cite all their revisionist and cherry picked evidence for the bad old days. Doesn’t work with those of us who can actually remember that past and what it was like.

          And the apocryphal sign you reference might be more convincing if its reproduction on a host of chip-shouldered leftist grievance websites where it is used to incite faux outrage and hatred of the old, white, indigenous English did not display so many different fonts and obvious photo-shopping. Strident Irish Republicanism, victimhood and the self destructive, bien pensant socialism wrecking our country are virtually joined at the hip and have been since the first decade of the 20th Century.

          • dalai guevara

            yes, I agree – the falsification of history exists.
            I remember why we invited Caribbean nurses, Pakistani textile workers and Polish plumbers, do you?

            • the viceroy’s gin

              …because you socialists wanted to import cheap labor from socialist backgrounds, who would work cheap for you limousine liberals and always be sure to vote for you, thus undermining the then political, social and economic status quo?

              • IanRutherford

                sounds crude, but then tony scumbag blair was and is (sadly still at large) a very vulgar pseudo intellectual with shockingly moronic and mind-blowingly arrogant ideas on how to “restructure” and “compliment” the Great British Society in order to make it more manageable by exceedingly superior “patricians” like him or rather it-self …

                one thing remains unclear though – who planted the idea (so eloquently described by your good old self) into his catastrophically small mind (providing he ever had any) … Surely it was not God Almighty, or was it (?) …

                • the viceroy’s gin

                  …your friend May may have planted it, laddie.

                  And you may want to tone down your posts, lad. They’re hypocritical and inconsistent, and unwelcome when serious matters are being discussed.

            • Colonel Mustard

              Why? No. I remember what we were told. I couldn’t hazard the truth of that. Not after all that has followed.

              Were Polish plumbers “invited”? I thought they came largely by their own volition as a result of EU open borders policy, as economic migrants to exploit and be exploited.

              • dalai guevara

                In this instance, it was Blair who invited them, other EU members put a seven year delay on the matter. I believe we had good reason to ignore the general EU consensus at the time.

                • IanRutherford

                  re: “it was Blair who invited them”
                  Mmmmmmm, what a surprise …

    • Dogsnob

      That’s right mate, the British have a fatal flaw in their genetic code which means they can’t butter bread or put up a ladder.
      Or maybe they’ve been welfared into a corner by fifty years of creeping socialism?

      • dalai guevara

        The latter, and it of course can no longer be disguised in the same way as when the mines closed.

        • Dogsnob

          My point being that the portrayal of Brits as lazy no-hopers as against plane-loads of superior beings, is unfair and unjust and most importantly, in the long term inefficient.
          Your gloat over the situation is not an original one BTW.

          • dalai guevara

            A- for years, we have blamed the wrong people for our demise
            B- we are not no-hopers, it’s the socio-economic framework we operate in that determines our progress
            C- it cannot be repeated often enough, whether you doubt its originality is of no consequence whatsoever

            • the viceroy’s gin

              …all that blather, and you socialists are still importing a slave underclass all-the-while, to detonate all possible social indicators, enrich yourselves and increase your political power base.

            • Dogsnob

              Who are those wrongly blamed?
              The ‘socio-economic framework’: obviously a difficult task in this constrained space, but can you put a bit more flesh on that phrase please?

              • dalai guevara

                income equality
                size of the low skilled low pay economy
                size of the black market economy
                lack of investment in hard assets vs. cash in the bank ratios

                • Dogsnob

                  Space is not constrained to that extent surely? I had hoped for just a bit more than a bullet list. It’s difficult to know just what you mean.

                • dalai guevara

                  Space?
                  I believe that little list above could fill three books by Stiglitz.

                • Dogsnob

                  Well perhaps, but it’s disappointing when a strident voice pops up promising so much potential discussion, only to shrink away from attempts to further engage.

                • dalai guevara

                  I have given you THREE books to read.
                  Have you done them all? Respect!
                  Now, engage…

                • Dogsnob

                  So you decline to enter into discussion without people embark on a reading course of your choice? Neat tactic.
                  I thought as much: all blow, no show.

                • dalai guevara

                  I have shown you the way.
                  You need to walk it.

                • Dogsnob

                  Yeah righto.

  • anyfool

    Your article made a little sense, them you had to mention Obama, the World “leader from behind” No1 backed up by Cameron dancing around sticking his tongue out from behind his back.
    That you think that these two weaklings could ever do what is required to destroy this trade reflects on your judgement.
    You cannot beat these people with weak laws that currently hold sway in the west.
    Tribunals and mandatory death penalties similar to what the Royal Navy used are the only way to deal with what are really, not members of the human race.
    But as the multi culti`s would have you believe, its part of their culture, it must be allowed.

  • Normandee

    Is there anything that our modern politicians believe in? They spend their entire careers dancing around the truth, and avoiding the issue, and when not doing that they are stamping on those that might try to break free of their system. They and the media did it to Enoch Powell, and we have and are seeing the result of that. Professional politicians are the curse of modern society, we must get back to a time when politicians are people of conviction and vocation.
    Only we the voters can do it, and we can by helping UKIP to grow. you cannot get a completely new party available and ready to go off the shelf, we must show the conviction the politicians lack and create our own, start building now by voting for and supporting a fresh start with a new party, UKIP.

  • Hexhamgeezer

    Does the cost of dealing with this slavery get factored in to the cost/benefit analysis of immigration?

    Does it phck.

    • Daniel Maris

      Quite Hexham, just as they never include such costs as the 14 specialist FGM maternity units where sewn-up Somali women get special help…or the additional terrorist monitoring bill…or specialist English teaching in schools…or the impact on house prices… etc. The list of ignored negative factors is as long as two arms.

  • Hood

    What is really telling is that we appear to be desensitised to the fact that “a third of London is foreign-born”.

    The fact is that our capital city is being – sorry has been – colonised by an alien culture, totally antithetical to our traditional way of life and values. Our forefathers built this country over generations and we are now allowing our inheritance to fall into the hands of Third World medievalists. This is not about Eastern Europeans.

    • Wilhelm

      You can criticize Eastern Europeans because they’re white, Africans and muslims, nah, cos ‘dat’ would be ‘waaycist.’

      • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

        And that is just as important a problem as ‘renaming’ trafficking etc.

    • Daniel Maris

      Well perhaps you are from London. But if you went to Boston, Lincs I think you’d find long established citizens ARE extremely concerned about Eastern European immigration.

      • Hood

        Point taken Daniel, and I don’t mean to make light of the difficulties facing those who have to deal with an influx of East Europeans.
        However, in the longer term the likelihood is that many East Europeans migrants will return home. The erosion of our culture and traditions resulting from uncontrolled immigration of adherents of the “religion of peace” is likely to be a permanent feature.

    • Dogsnob

      It’s worse.
      Of the two-thirds born here, how many bear allegiance to foreign cultures, many of which are bent on cowing the UK to their ways?

      • Fergus Pickering

        I wasn’t born here and neither was my wife. But worry not. We are white and English is our first language so we are OK.

        • Dogsnob

          Quite. Wellington was right when defending his Britishness in the face of criticism at his being a native of Ireland.

          • Fergus Pickering

            My wife is half Irish (mother). I am half Scottish (mother) if Scottish is really a nationality. So we are OK, as I said..

            • Dogsnob

              Depends entirely on where your allegiances lay.

              • Fergus Pickering

                We live in England. Our allegiance is to England first and Britain second. We have no allegiance to Ireland and Scotland isn’t really a country.

                • Dogsnob

                  What ho. Seems a little harsh on our Celtic cousins though.

                • Aldo

                  That’s fine if it says England on your passport, otherwise you’re a subject of the United Kingdom and that comes first, not petty parochialism.

  • Austin Barry

    The CSJ’s report is good rather than brilliant: for example, while it identifies in graphic terms the domestic grooming gangs which traffic young, vulnerable girls, it avoids the significant connection with certain communities which have a curious view of non-co-religionist women and a belief system which considers those girls as inferior in every respect (with my apologies for the mealy mouthed, tortuous phrasing, but as Shazza indicates below the moderators are unduly sensitive where certain statements of the obvious are concerned).

    • Daniel Maris

      You could call them Shariah followers – which is literally true.

    • Andy

      The report of the Children’s Commissioner was a brilliant piece of piffle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.adamson.75 Martin Adamson

    The laws used to deal with slavery are still on the statute books, it is just that the modern political/bureaucratic/media class are too cowardly to apply them. Calling contemporary slavery by its proper name would inevitably weaken the idea that modern leftists are morally superior to our Victorian and Georgian ancestors, a key weapon in the assault on patriotism and national pride. How long can multi-multiculturalism be sustained once everyone finds out the truth – that there are more slaves in contemporary Britain than there were in Britain in 1750?

  • the viceroy’s gin

    Dry up, laddie. You’re cause of your own wet.

    It is mass and unfettered immigration that is responsible for this “slavery” you’re preening yourself over.

    The “slaves” come in legally, via your Cameroonian handiwork… what it is you Camerloons have doggedly fought for.

    And so with Obama, fyi. And we know how much you Camerloons love you some Obama. He loves slavery. He wants unfettered immigration. He wants an underclass to be imported, just like you do. An easily manipulated underclass… flooding in unchecked. That’s what both he and you want. You want laws to facilitate that environment.

    Don’t want slavery? Tighten up immigration law. Don’t allow an imported underclass. Because I can assure you that as surely as tomorrow’s sunrise, that underclass will be manipulated by the slavemasters who will import them (not to mention by your fellow Londonistan bubble denizens).

    • george

      ‘He wants an underclass to be imported…’

      An underclass, or any ignorant class, to vote Democrat (Leftist) in perpetuity….

  • Keith D

    “The fact that in Mohammedan
    law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as
    a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the
    faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”Winston Churchill.So how are we going to accomplish this Fraser?

    • Shazza

      I see that the cowards who moderate the comments are refusing to publish mine. Truth hurts, eh?

      • Wilhelm

        ” In the future telling the truth will be seen as a revolutionary act.” Orwell.

      • Fergus Pickering

        Try it again in different language. The moderator is a robot not a human person so a bit of intelligence should circumvent the silly thing.

        • Shazza

          Fergus, I take heart that the cowardly moderators who censure our ‘free speech’ so enthusiastically do read them and perhaps, in the not too distant future, when what we are trying to warn them of becomes reality, they will remember their actions and weep. Let them explain to their daughters why they have become ‘slaves’ in their own country and how they lost their freedom and culture that took millennia to evolve.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Davis/662052517 David Davis

      “Islam” is _not_ a “religion”. Read my lips about this hypothesis. You have all been had for jackasses, for centuries and centuries and centuries. It is a pre-capitalist-survival-guide-for-survival-in-the desert-where-there-is-nothing-except-other-tribes’-cattle-and-women-and-girls-and-fabrics-and-goats-and-metals (which you could take and have if you are strong.)

      It is a very clever setup. It works. Because it engenders the aggressive-support of young males, who love all those things very much, especially the other people’s women and girls, and who are also virile, aggressive, pissed off, and ready to go.

      Let “Islam” try to prove otherwise, and if I lose, then the British Police can come and break down my door and “seize” my computers into foster-care, and “seize” my children for hard-disk-analysis.

      The Crusades were a desperate attempt, for 250 years, by Christian Europe, to forestall the erazure of the Christian Byzantine Empire and its legacy-GraecoRoman traditions, provinces, kingdoms and civilisation.

      Mecca ought to be apologising, prostrate on the soil, unequivocally, for Europe having to “do the Crusades”, rather than Europe having to “apologise for the Crusades”.

      What planet do those people, who want the “Ummah”, think they are living on?

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