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.
It is to laugh, no?
Everything, all this criminalising punters who rent a woman controlled for gain, Harry Harman\’s campaign, Julie Bindel, has all been based on lies. No, not just bad information, but ideologically driven lies.
It\’s worth reading the whole piece in full. Even when they used a wider definition of trafficking (ie, transport for prostitution with the agreement of those transported) they still didn\’t find anybody in Pentameter II.
There\’s also a fuller werite up of the story here.
It\’s by Nick Davies (Flat Earth News) of course and good on The Guardian for publishing it. For they\’ve been one of the worst papers in spreading the story themselves.
I simply cannot wait to see the coverage of this elsewhere. I\’ve been shouting about how the published figures were cock for ages: schadenfreude isn\’t pretty but it is enjoyable.