From British daily The Morning Star:
Slaves to the racists
(Friday 01 December 2006)
This was due partly to the fact that more people are waking up to the fact that one can trust Mr Blair and his statements about as far as one can comfortably spit out a rat, but also due to the fact that his “deep sorrow” for the slave trade did not extend so far as to suggest any form of restitution for the countries and people still affected by the poisonous legacy of imperialism.
With the publication of the Council of Europe’s damning verdict on 25 EU countries – including Britain – on Friday, it appears that there is still less reason to believe that our Prime Minister is serious about tackling slavery.
The human rights watchdog’s secretary-general, former Labour MP Terry Davis, has warned that slavery has returned to Europe, with barely a handful of states apparently bothered.
“Every year hundreds of thousands of human beings, mostly women and young girls, are bought and sold in Europe,” said Mr Davis.
“The politically correct terminology for this outrage is trafficking in human beings, but the fact is that slavery is back in Europe and that our governments are not doing enough to fight it.”
Slavery in Latin America today: here.