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    Unit that counters human trafficking at risk

    by Rumbold on 13th October, 2009 at 7:25 PM    

    Jess McCabe at the F-Word reports that the specialist unit, which is focused on countering human trafficking, is at risk once again because of a lack of funding. This would be a blow, because, as Jess points out, the officers would be reassigned to other units where they probably would not work solely on trafficking cases.

    While all departments are having to make cutbacks, it must be pointed out that The Metropolitan police not only managed to lose £30 million in Iceland banks after their financial advisor told them to withdraw it (they did, then put it back without telling him), but also found £240,000 to send thirty nine staff to Beijing on a fact-finding mission last year. A clear indication of priorities.

    Sunny update: On twitter, liannedemello tells me that Jenny Jones AM is going to challenge London Mayor Boris Johnson on this tomorrow. After the recent plans to reduce funding to rape centres, it’s also clear where Boris’s priorities lie.

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    1. Chris — on 14th October, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

      The problem was that they couldn’t actually find any “human trafficking”. It was made up for propaganda purposes by a government that wanted to justify its vilely racist treatment of migrants by making out that they were being forced.

    2. douglas clark — on 14th October, 2009 at 9:11 AM  


      Have you any evidence for that assertion? I seem to recall newspaper articles about sex slavery and the like.

    3. Rumbold — on 14th October, 2009 at 9:48 AM  


      What nonsense. There has been plenty of examples of human trafficking:


    4. Binky — on 23rd October, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

      This will interest son


      Note who ’sold’ this poor girl !

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