Because they\’re certainly very good at it.
This long piece in The Guardian today for example.
That there is trafficking, in the proper sense of people being kidnapped and then being held as sex slaves, I have no doubt of. It\’s vile, illegal and should and must be clamped down upon, of course.
However, we would also like to know how prevalent it is. That we\’ve one case described here which meets that definition does not mean that it is as prevalent as the Poppy Project says it is.
But much more importantly, the existence of trafficking does not mean that the Poppy Project should be in receipt of taxpayers\’ funds.
That someone should be, yes, for it is indeed vile and something needs to be done about it. But that\’s not the same as saying that these specific people, Poppy, need to be the people doing it nor that what Poppy wants to do about it is the thing that should be done.
It\’s those latter two hurdles that need to be leapt before Poppy gets the keys to the Treasury and it\’s those latter two that both this piece and the campaign in general (for those who haven\’t noticed, Poppy lost i\’s funding. The Sally Army is getting it.) haven\’t addressed.
Essentially, Poppy is saying \”something must be done so give us money\”. The correct question is \”something must be done so what do we do and who does it?\”…..something which does already seem to have been asked, the answer being \”not what Poppy does and not by Poppy\”.
And I would even hazard a guess as to why the answer came back as \”not Poppy\”. Quite a lot of people have actually noted the lies and disinformation around the definitions of trafficking, the lies and disinformation about the extent of it, the ludicrous research carried out by the likes of Julie Bindel and the policy based evidence making that was fed through Harry Harperson to lead up to a change in the law.
Quite frankly m\’dears, what did you expect? You fuck over the rest of us with your lies and what do you expect to happen? Quite, first chance we get we\’re going to return the favour, aren\’t we?
It\’s that reap:sow interface in action.