“By our calculations there are around 3,000 Vietnamese children in the UK who are being used for profit by criminal gangs,” says Philip Ishola, former head of the UK’s Counter Human Trafficking Bureau.
I do not say that this is a good thing. But it’s certainly better than hte 100,000 number we’ve seen bandied about, isn’t it?
This still doesn’t ring true though:
Hien’s story is not unique. He is one of an estimated 3,000 Vietnamese children in forced labour in the UK, used for financial gain by criminal gangs running cannabis factories, nail bars, garment factories, brothels and private homes.
Brothels? The claim is now that there are children in brothels?
That’s not really the sort of thing that’s actually going to survive in a culture and country like Britain. Not at any scale at least.
Slavery is vile, child slavery also so. And while the numbers here are obviously too high if they are real, at least they’re at some sort of believable level rather than the exoitically ridiculous numbers we’ve been presented with in the past.