Mod­ern slav­ery

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

I feel the need to reg­is­ter my feel­ings for the Slaves in the fac­to­ries of Le­ices­ter – whose em­ploy­ers seem to have a li­cence to break ev­ery law they wish to dis­obey in or­der to max­imise prof­its.

That view is based on lo­cal ‘ap­proval’ by the coun­cil to­gether with the po­lice – cor­rup­tion can­not get worse. I could of course re­peal my view if the au­thor­i­ties can prove me wrong.

They need to an­swer, for the whole of our coun­try is wait­ing for some truth and judge­ment/s.

Apart from the law, I feel very sorry for those ill-treated slaves, whose terms and con­di­tions of work are hor­rific – in fact they do not have any terms and con­di­tions as far as I can see.

They are res­i­dents of our coun­try and thus are sup­pos­edly pro­tected by em­ploy­ment and min­i­mum wage leg­is­la­tion, let alone health and safety leg­is­la­tion and the virus Gov­ern­ment in­struc­tions, etc.

This rev­e­la­tion will no doubt have reper­cus­sions in many parts of the world – the US will surely be ‘pleased’ as we sup­pos­edly banned slav­ery in 1833. By the way, where is Boris?

Maybe he knows the whole is­sue will be in­ves­ti­gated and white-washed.

Reg Cliﬞ on, Wok­ing­ham

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