Monday, January 28, 2008

[slavery] in deepest, darkest britain

Tale of deepest, darkest Africa?

An undercover reporter was offered several children for sale by their parents in Nigeria: two boys aged three and five for £5000 ($A11,231), or £2500 for one, and a 10-month-old baby for £2000.

Teenage girls — including some still pregnant — were willing to sell their babies for less than £1000. One international trafficker, tracked down in Lagos, claimed to be buying up to 500 children a year.

Nope - Britain. To be specific:
Impoverished African parents are being lured by the traffickers' promises of "a better life" for their children, thousands of miles away in cities including London, Birmingham and Manchester. But, once brought to Britain, the children are used as a fraudulent means to obtain illicit housing and other welfare benefits, totalling tens of thousands of pounds each a year.
Nice to know the old ways are still being observed. Lovely people in the world, aren't there?

2 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, this is terrible.

UBERMOUTH said...

I have long believed that ALL children in the world belong, not just to their parents, but to all of us. We therefore have a responsibility to look after, protect and risk our lives for every child.
What soulless {non}person could do such a thing?