Britain’s Secret Slaves

Nothing to do with mental health, but you should all watch this on 4oD.

From the website:

Over 15,000 domestic workers leave their families to come to Britain every year. Charities claim that many are not only badly treated but that they are living as slaves.

This report investigates the plight of overseas domestic workers brought to the UK, and enslaved behind closed doors by rich and powerful employers in the upper levels of British society.

Dispatches goes undercover as some of the employers accused of modern-day slavery are confronted on camera about how they have treated their workers.

Many workers make the sacrifice to leave their country for the UK in order to better provide for their families back home. But lobby groups and charities communicate that a worrying proportion of domestic workers have their passports taken away from them, are kept locked up and subjected to sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

Many are paid less than £50 a week for 20 hour days and some wages are withheld completely.

Even children face similar horrendous conditions; the filmmakers meet young people who were trafficked over to the UK as children and endured years of violence and forced labour.

The programme also investigates claims that foreign diplomats are among the worst offenders in this flourishing form of modern slavery.

Go and watch it!

5 Responses

  1. Spot on again you see you do not have to write on mental the World is your Oyster run for Prime Minister you could do better than the present incumbent !!!

    • Well, I didn’t write or do anything there aside from linking a video, so! Calm down with some of the comments and your Facebook messages, as appreciated as the sentiment is, please!

  2. I believe that the U.K. needs an immigration policy that is enforcible . I could take your Blog from you at a reasonable contract price and set you up for life. The End.

  3. No I fucking well shouldn’t watch this. Humans are bastards generally speaking, I don’t need to see any more evidence. But thanks.

  4. secret slaves provided what?ı do not understand.

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