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Abolition of slavery ‘bad for business’

Lord Digby Jones complained bitterly of the ‘intolerable burdens’ placed on businesses by having to pay wages and threatened to up sticks to undeveloped countries where systems of bondage are often informally used.

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Posted: Jan 29th, 2014
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Woman rescued from house after 20 years of ‘being taken for granted’

probably a cultPolice and charity workers have liberated a 47-year-old woman from a terraced house in the suburbs of London after being alerted to claims that she had been living there for over 20 years during which time she repeatedly had to cook, clean and iron with barely a word of thanks. A 52-year-old man, described by police as ‘a miserable git’, was arrested at the scene.

‘People think that domestic servitude is a thing of the past, but it isn’t so,’ said campaign leader Andrea Marsden. ‘Here, in 21st century Britain, something like this could still be going on in the street where you live. My case workers are already describing this as the worst case of serial insensitivity they have ever seen’.

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Posted: Nov 25th, 2013
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Human traffickers to face congestion charge

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‘Whatever else you might think of them, human traffickers at least have a green approach to transport,’ said David Pugh of PlanetWatch UK. ‘When we are trying to encourage commuters to share a car, Ken Livingstone comes along and attacks people who are managing to cram twenty or thirty people into one small vehicle.’

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Posted: Oct 26th, 2006
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