UK's Slavery Shame Fuelled By Uncontrolled Immigration

Published Oct 24, 2017

Police forces are failing to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking because the cases are too difficult and senior officers believe the public lack sympathy for the victims, a highly critical report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has found.

UKIP's Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said: "This report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services is shocking. It shows that the police are not taking modern day slavery seriously enough. Is that because they don't want to be accused of racism? Is it because they feel certain areas or communities are 'no go' zones? Is today's police force so politically correct they dare not do so? And what about our political class, cosy in their Westminster bubble; can't they connect up the dots and see that uncontrolled immigration is contributing to the slavery problem?

The UK played the leading role in the abolition of the slave trade and should be proud that it did so. That slavery is prevalent in the UK today should shame us all, and whilst taking back control of our borders and immigration once we leave the EU will greatly reduce the opportunities for people traffickers and gang masters to exploit vulnerable immigrants the police need to up their game and treat this affront to our country's reputation and values as a major crime that needs confronting and eradicating"

Wendy Williams, the inspector of constabulary, had said: “While modern slavery cases can be complex and require significant manpower, many of the shortcomings in investigating these cases reflect deficiencies in basic policing practice. 

“We found inconsistent, even ineffective, identification of victims and investigations closed prematurely. As a result, victims were being left unprotected, leaving perpetrators free to continue to exploit people as commodities.”

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