Care in the community is modern slavery now, eh?

A suspected modern slavery victim has been rescued from a garden shed where he has lived for more than 40 years.

The 58-year-old was found at a mobile home site north of Carlisle in Cumbria in a dawn raid on Wednesday by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

The potential modern slavery victim was taken by specialist trauma officers to be medically examined and assessed, said GLAA.

A 79-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences.

Terrors. And this might be an unkind reading but:

It was reported that the arrested man lived in a mobile home and the shed stood outside it.

A member of staff who helps run the site said: “Most people were aware that he was living there, he was a nice enough man.

“I used to say to him “you’ll have to get yourself a flat” but he didn’t seem to want to move, the shed was where he lived as far as he was concerned.

“He was free to come and go, he’d get lifts into town and that kind of things.

“The thing is that he seems to have learning difficulties and people thought he was being looked after and seemed pretty happy with that.

“They used to feed him and treat him well he was never abused by them, he was treated like one of the family, but lived in the shed.

Well, care in the community or modern slavery, your call.

49 comments on “Care in the community is modern slavery now, eh?

  1. I suppose when the ‘slaver’ is banged up the ‘victim’ will be swept up by the loving arms of the state and all will be well.

    he seems to have learning difficulties and people thought he was being looked after and seemed pretty happy with that

    People might be right. I wouldn’t much fancy living in a shed, but then I wouldn’t fancy living in a mobile home either.

  2. Useless semi-rural coppers hassle some bloke who has lived in a trailer for half a century and try to pretend this is an attack on “modern slavery” whatever the fuck that is supposed to mean?

    A likely fairly simple cove who has had half a century of peace and quiet now has his entire life turned over and dropped in the shitbin by jumped up plod scum looking to impress CM shite at the Home Office.

    The POS article then goes on to observe that newly trendy shite like “modern slavery” “crimes” are up 295 % while that other load of CM shite “sex trafficking” is down 91 %. Likely because of plod’s humiliation via their false and deceitful anti-trafficking farce Operation Pentameter.

    All of this cockrot is about the sewage-y tides of CM lunacy sweeping thro’ the Home Office and the greasy-pole climbing antics of bluebottle trash on the make for advancement in their chosen and thoroughly rotten “profession”.

    1-Fire en masse the Senior Civil Service sans pension and compo.
    2-Fire en masse the Common Purpose controlled Senior Police ranks. Fire any Masons you can find while we are at it as well.
    3- Make Common Purpose a banned organisation. Swoop and seize all records and–in every trade–make it clear that any who come forward now to admit membership can keep their jobs–at the price of being ever under the eye afterward. Any who belong but who attempt to conceal rather than confess and denounce will, once found out, be fired on standard Eck’s terms –out with nowt.
    4-Read the Crimebodge blog/site (everybody read Crimebodge!!!) and stop the Po-boys from investigating themselves. Find external non-secret society folk to investigate with a severe and jaundiced eye. Also force coppers to pay for wrongdoing out of their own pocket and make them wear cams 24/7 with hefty penalty for mystery blank spots. If Plod has no record of the encounter then the other party’s testimony is accepted as true etc.

    That should improve matters no end.

  3. It is unclear whether he is a slave or a slaver. It seems odd to arrest a slave, therefore he must be a slaver. And yet he doesn’t seem to own any slaves. So what is the real story and why is slavery involved?

  4. @ Mr Ecks – No’s 1 to 3 are absolutely spot on, particularly #3, since their “graduates” are everywhere these days. I had not heard of No 4, but will now investigate.

  5. @Diogenes: it’s the 79 year old that’s been arrested for being a slaveowner, it’s the 58 year old that’s allegedly been a slave.

  6. “So what is the real story and why is slavery involved?”

    I don’t think all the details are out yet. But The Times reports: “The authority said the man was believed to have been made to work without pay on home-improvement projects and laying tarmac driveways.”

    Now that might have all sorts of innocent explanations. The man’s simple and can’t understand money, so he’s paid in kind with board and lodging. Or it’s voluntary make-work to give him something to do, keep his mind occupied, make him feel worthwhile, and not compulsory. Or it’s effectively below-minimum-wage employment, all he’s capable of, which because of the rules the mentally disabled are banned from, but which the disabled want to do as a matter of pride and self-respect. Or maybe they bring him along on jobs to keep an eye on him, and as kids and simple people often do, he wants to help, and take part in what everyone else is doing. Maybe he’s in the shed because he wanted ‘his own place’ rather than living with the family in the caravan, and it’s actually his pride and joy to have his own shed to live in.

    Or alternatively, maybe ‘traveller’ workmen are using a mentally disabled person as unpaid labour, taking the profit for themselves, and keeping him in a shed. He might be happy, but maybe that’s because he doesn’t understand that his labour ought to earn him a lot more. Virtually none of the details you’d need to be able to decide are in the story. We haven’t seen the evidence – how can we tell?

  7. AndyC and Jim –

    Still wondering why I insist on using the term ‘wog’? This Is why I use it.

    Meanwhile, Londoners vacation in Detroit to escape the knifing and acid attacks.

  8. Dennis the Peasant

    AndyC and Jim –

    Still wondering why I insist on using the term ‘wog’? This Is why I use it.”

    Yes, still wondering.

    If we were wogs, slavery would be legal, albinos would be chopped up for medicine and our official God would be a bundle of sticks and mud.

  9. “Still wondering why I insist on using the term ‘wog’? This Is why I use it.”

    Which character in the news story do you consider to be the ‘golliwog’? Not all slaves have to be black, you know.

  10. NiV:“Or alternatively, maybe ‘traveller’ workmen are using a mentally disabled person as unpaid labour, taking the profit for themselves, and keeping him in a shed. …”

    Goodness me! That’s unheard of!

    And why is ‘traveller’ in inverted commas?

  11. AndrewC,

    If we were wogs, slavery would be legal, albinos would be chopped up for medicine and our official God would be Prince Phillip

    Fixed that for you 🙂

  12. “And why is ‘traveller’ in inverted commas?”

    Because he’s apparently been living in the same shed on the same camp site for the past 40 years?!

  13. What NiV said.
    But *why* has someone been living on a site for temporary visits by the travelling community (gypsies, tinkers etc.) for forty years? You couldn’t stay in a Youth Hostel for a year, nor on a canal mooring.
    Hopefully it’s because someone told the staff that the “victim” wanted to stay there and he gave support to that claim.
    If he was totally unpaid what did he do in town? – sounds like he got pocket money.
    I don’t have the data but if he was a slave why has it taken forty years to find out while the site is staffed by local government workers?

  14. Londoners vacation in Detroit to escape the knifing and acid attacks.

    They’re a funny lot in That London. Seems odd to want to holiday in a city with 1/12th of the Smoke’s population yet more than twice the homicides though…

  15. @ SE
    (i) Pharaoh (succession determined by marriage to previous Pharaoh’s daughter) was not a god, he just had absolute power (ii) Philip is Greek not Egyptian

  16. @ NiV
    wog/wogs = worker(s) on government service “wog” is depluralisation of “wogs”. Initially Egypt, usage spread to India

  17. “Meanwhile, Londoners vacation in Detroit to escape the knifing and acid attacks.”

    That would be London with a murder rate of between 1 and 2 per 100k population, and Detroit with one around 40-45………………………..there were 300 murders in Detroit in 2016, from a population of under 700k. London had 116 murders in 2017, from population of over 8m.

  18. As Timmy noted yesterday, I use the term much as the British used to… Hence ‘the wogs begin at Calais’ simply notes that the non-British begin at Calais, and that the non-British are in most, if not all ways, inferior to the British.

    I use the term to remind Europeans of all colors, creeds, and nationalities that, in the final analysis you are, in most if not all ways, inferior to Americans, irrespective of our faults, which are many. You’ve been a constant, expensive, deadly pain in the ass to the rest of the world for centuries now. With your unwarranted self-regard you tend to forget this, so I consider something of a civic duty to remind you that for all your supposed learned sophistication, etc., you just can’t be satisfied unless your trying to enslave and/or exterminate one another (and dragging the rest of the world into the fun while you are at it) every couple of decades or so. And then, after all that, when the going gets tough, well, you look to the septics to bail your sorry asses out of trouble.

    You aren’t wogs because of your color or your creed, you’re wogs because you aren’t Americans. There’s a reason that every European with an IQ larger than his hat size got on a boat and sailed his ass to the States as quickly as he could. And that reason wasn’t that he was the dumbest one in the village.

  19. That would be London with a murder rate of between 1 and 2 per 100k population, and Detroit with one around 40-45…

    Hey everybody, wogs don’t get sarcasm!

  20. Judging by press reports, I’d estimate that 80% of “modern slavery” cases have involved Travellers. Just a rough guess, I haven’t done any research, a gut feeling and vague memory.

  21. If the 79 year old had been an immigrant from Pakistan none of this would have happened.

  22. @ Dennis the Peasant
    Slavery was abolished in England more than a millennium ago. For hundreds of years after that Moorish and other African and Asian pirates would raid England to capture and enslave Britons.
    What happened to history 101 when you were at school?

  23. “As Timmy noted yesterday, I use the term much as the British used to… Hence ‘the wogs begin at Calais’ simply notes that the non-British begin at Calais”

    Sigh. That’s what we’ve been trying to explain. The British *don’t* use it to mean “non-British”. The British use it to mean “nigger”. Or “brownface”, “darky”, “negro”, “fuzzy-wuzzy”, “spic”, “coon”, or “jungle-bunny”. It’s origins are not known, but probably a shortened version of “golliwog” or “polliwog”. (The ‘workers on government service’ story is definitely not true, according to all the sources I checked.)

    I don’t care about the ‘insult’ – it’s just the inaccuracy that grates.

    It would be like A Brit referring to all Americans as “niggers”, thinking it meant “of foreign ancestry”. I suspect that’d get you into trouble in Alabama…

  24. j77-

    I was trying to teach you wogs the proper modern-day American definition of ‘wog’. So you wouldn’t be so confused and all. Now you’re raving at me about slavery in England and wog pirates.

    What are you talking about? On second thought, never mind. I don’t care.

    Hey everybody, wogs don’t got attention spans!

  25. The British *don’t* use it to mean “non-British”. The British use it to mean “nigger”.

    Major Gowen disagrees with you on that one.

  26. @ Dennis
    I was answering your post “you just can’t be satisfied unless your trying to enslave …”
    British don’t get zero attention spans unlike the superior Americans

  27. DtP – Ah, bless..:)

    NiV

    “it’s just the inaccuracy that grates”

    I’m afriad that on this occasion the innaccuracy is yours – perhaps note the tense 😉

    “The British *don’t* use it” / “the British used to”

  28. “The British *don’t* use it” / “the British used to”

    Somebody, at some point, made a joke along the lines of “The niggers start at Calais”. If the word simply meant “non-British”, there would be no point to it, no humour.

  29. British don’t get zero attention spans unlike the superior Americans.

    Go back and reread what I wrote. It was clearly about Europeans in general, not British specifically.

    Hey everybody, wogs don’t got reading comprehension skills!

  30. Dear Mr Worstall

    And in next week’s news, intergalactic court arraigns Britain on charges of slavery for the alien who lived in the sheds: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0769754/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    It was on BBC2 so it must be true.

    @ Chris Miller October 4, 2018 at 8:33 am

    So when is Alan Bennett getting his home invaded by the police? And will the BBC be there to record it?

    DP

  31. @DtP

    What’s an ‘American’ anyway these days?

    Mexamerican? Negramerican?

    As NiV points out, the exact origin of wog isn’t clear but if anyone did say that wogs began in Calais it was because the British were the British, clearly the best nation on earth and clearly identifiable as a people.

    The Americans have never had that. No class, you see. The best you managed as a nation was bluster to mask your inferiority complex. You had plenty of ‘stuff’ but not enough culture and breeding and history and you knew that. You compensate by shouting.

    In this case by shouting a bewildering misuse of the word wog. Still, we’ve tried to explain to you and can do no more. We shall indulge you in the manner that an aristocratic grandmother would indulge the youngest and most genetically challenged son of her youngest and most genetically challenged son.

    Yes, Dear, we’re all wogs.

  32. You keep telling yourself that, AndyC.

    It’s what wogs do.

    Actually, it’s a large part of what makes you a wog in the first place.

  33. From The Americanization of Emily:

    Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: You American-haters bore me to tears, Miss Barham. I’ve dealt with Europeans all my life. I know all about us parvenus from the States who come over here and race around your old cathedral towns with our cameras and Coca-Cola bottles… Brawl in your pubs, paw your women, and act like we own the world. We over-tip. We talk too loud. We think we can buy anything with a Hershey bar. I’ve had Germans and Italians tell me how politically ingenuous we are. And perhaps so. But we haven’t managed a Hitler or Mussolini yet. I’ve had Frenchmen call me a savage because I only took half an hour for lunch. Hell, Miss Barham, the only reason the French take two hours for lunch is because the service in their restaurants is lousy. The most tedious lot are you British. We crass Americans didn’t introduce war into your little island. This war, Miss Barham, to which we Americans are so insensitive, is the result of 2,000 years of European greed, barbarism, superstition, and stupidity. Don’t blame it on our Coca-Cola bottles. Europe was a going brothel long before we came to town.

    From the same:

    Emily Barham: I believe in honor, service, courage, and fair play, and cricket, and all the other symbols of British character. Which have only civilized half the world!
    Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: You British plundered half the world for your own profit, let’s not pass it off as the age of enlightenment.

    Written by the son of Russian Jews who, for reasons not fully understood to this day, thought things might go a bit better for them and their offspring in the States. Go figure.

  34. @ Dennis
    So the English aren’t Europeans?
    “I use the term to remind Europeans of all colors, creeds, and nationalities “

  35. John P –

    I am familiar with the Mises lecture you reference first. I find myself in agreement with much of what he says. But it is important to note that there is much that he leaves out that is critically important.

    Yes, you can take an average Sicilian out of Sicily, plop him down in the USA, and he will most likely become just as productive as the average American. An if you take an average American and plop him down in Sicily, his productivity will most likely drop to Sicilian levels. I will not argue with Mises on that.

    But that isn’t the point. The point is this: It isn’t just about the Sicilian being dropped into the USA. It’s about the Sicilian then conforming to the expectations placed upon him by Americans and American society. If he insists on acting in an American workplace as he acted in Sicily, he will get nowhere.

    Here’s the other point Mises doesn’t address: It isn’t an accident that Americans are more productive. It is the result of individual choices made collectively over time. If you make the choice, as an individual, to collectively tolerate high levels of governmental corruption, you end up with a Greece or Mexico. If you, as an individual, decide to collectively ignore property rights and democratic processes, you end up with Venezuela.

    Shithole countries are shithole countries most often because people who are individually on par with everyone else make, and then continue to make, poor choices when it comes to economic, political and cultural systems. Superiority has far more to do with judgment than it does with intellect. If the Sicilian is wise enough to learn the best of what American values and behaviors has to offer, he will most probably succeed. If he doesn’t, he won’t. That’s a judgment issue, period.

    Look at Europe. You nearly destroy yourselves in WWI throwing off one set of kings so you can then nearly destroy yourselves throwing off a second set of kings in WWII. And what do you then do once you’ve recovered from those sets of very bad individual and collective choices? You run out and create a new aristocracy and call it the EU.

    You never forget and you never learn; that’s a judgment issue. And it goes a long way in explaining why the USA is the global standard and Europe is where everyone who can’t get into the USA ends up.

  36. Dennis The Peasant

    The first Mises link was about British capital investment in Europe AND America which led to the industrialization of the USA.

    But you’ve totally missed missed the point.Do you think it’s just a coincidence that all the decadence, the moral slackness, the social justice warrior crap afflicting the modern world has arisen in the great age of democracy? And which country is largely responsible?

  37. John P –

    With regards to decadence, Europe was a going brothel long before we came to town… to coin a phrase.

    With regards to moral slackness, are you not on the verge of electing a vicious anti-Semite as PM?

    With regards to SJWs, where do you think they learned haughty self-regard and unwarranted feelings of moral superiority? Hint: It isn’t Canada.

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