Slavery is alive and well in the UK 2017.

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Slavery is alive and well in the UK 2017.

Post by Syl on Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:59 pm

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http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/family-convicted-of-keeping-at-least-18-victims-as-slaves-for-up-to-26-years/ar-AApSR3S?ocid=spartandhp

"Members of an extended family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring which kept one of its captives in "truly shocking" conditions for decades.
Vulnerable people were forced to work for the family for little or no wages, while their pay-masters lived a life of lavish luxury.
The 11 gang-members, convicted of fraud and slavery charges, enjoyed holidays to Barbados and cosmetic surgery and even shelled out on a Manchester United soccer school, earned off the backs of their workers.
Operating from sites in Lincolnshire, they targeted victims who were homeless, had learning disabilities or complex drug and alcohol issues.
The men, aged 18 to 63, were freed after raids by Lincolnshire Police and the National Crime Agency, carried out in 2014.
One of the victims was found to have been working for the family for 26 years.
Some of the gang also targeted four elderly home-owners, getting them to sign over properties into their names and selling three on for profit - one for £250,000.
One of the householders ended up dying without his family knowing. It was only when contacted by police they discovered they had missed his funeral.
After four trials resulting in convictions, the full scale of the offending can now finally be revealed after a ruling at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday."




How can this happen in the UK in this day and age?

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Re: Slavery is alive and well in the UK 2017.

Post by eddie on Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:59 pm

My own mind is so fooked, it couldn't fook with another one.

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Re: Slavery is alive and well in the UK 2017.

Post by Syl on Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:16 pm

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Actually I was thinking of another time and another place....but it probably applies on every forum. Razz

If you're talking about Speak Freely (SF), everybody was a mod except Wolf and me.  Doesn't count.  Laughing

Never heard of that forum Quill.
I was actually thinking of a place where Miss Magica and I modded once....and I bet you can guess who was 'good mod'...'.good' being soft and tactful. Wink

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Re: Slavery is alive and well in the UK 2017.

Post by Original Quill on Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:42 pm

Syl wrote:
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If you're talking about Speak Freely (SF), everybody was a mod except Wolf and me.  Doesn't count.  Laughing

Never heard of that forum Quill.
I was actually thinking of a place where Miss Magica and I modded once....and I bet you can guess who was 'good mod'...'.good' being soft and tactful. Wink

Wolf and I come from a different place than the ex-Sky members. So we don't have the same experience.

We merged with them when the old Ministry broke up.

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