Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So, who's making what up?

I'm a bit confused here, well a bit more than normal anyway, there was (apparently) a massive enquiry into sex trafficking in the UK and they failed to find a single trafficker.

Inquiry fails to find single trafficker who forced anybody into prostitution

The UK's biggest ever investigation of sex trafficking failed to find a single person who had forced anybody into prostitution in spite of hundreds of raids on sex workers in a six-month campaign by government departments, specialist agencies and every police force in the country.
The failure has been disclosed by a Guardian investigation which also suggests that the scale of and nature of sex trafficking into the UK has been exaggerated by politicians and media.
Current and former ministers have claimed that thousands of women have been imported into the UK and forced to work as sex slaves, but most of these statements were either based on distortions of quoted sources or fabrications without any source at all.
While some prosecutions have been made, the Guardian investigation suggests the number of people who have been brought into the UK and forced against their will into prostitution is much smaller than claimed; and that the problem of trafficking is one of a cluster of factors which expose sex workers to coercion and exploitation.
Now, even I know about an organisation called Poppy Project (fake charity) and I know it's a favourite of Harriet Harman. She even visited there last year, to highlight the changing attitudes to prostitution in the UK. Now if Harridan can find sex trafficked women why couldn't this inquiry find those who were trafficking them? Is it a scam? I have my doubts, though no proof of course, but it certainly does not seem to be as widespread as the scare stories in the MSM would have us believe.
 I wonder what Harridan Harperson will do now, she seemed to have a bee in her bonnet over the whole issue, yet it seems to be not so widespread or pervasive as she (or indeed many others) believed.

This highlights a growing problem in government and MSM credibility, they decide that "something must be done" and launch a myriad of enquiries only to discover that the problem either doesn't exist or isn't as widespread as they believed. This just adds to the belief of many that we're being lied too left right and centre, lead like sheep by conflicting reports and government ministers spouting ill informed facts supported by political/social dogma.
This lack of trust is now so ingrained into our society that any political party gaining power is facing a massive uphill battle simply to be believed by the ordinary person on the street. We just don't trust them any more, we might believe in abstract that there are honest politicians, but our gut feeling now is that there aren't, that they all lie and spin for their own or their parties ends.

Reports like this simply convince us that the lies go straight to the top and the fear on my part is that if or when a truly serious problem is unearthed, we simply will ignore it as just one more lie.

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Anonymous said...

Precursor to another draconian law - urgent, of course? Perhaps another savage attack on men's rights in the offing from this madwoman?

Anonymous said...

Something you should read ...


Amongst other things, it shows how 700 rapes are turned into 70,000 by people like Harriet Harman in order to pursue their own ambitions.