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The real migrant scandal (again)

More evidence, if needed, that the real migrant worker scandal isn’t that they are coming to the UK to work but rather that they are suffering neo-Victorian explotation when they arrive:

A Ukrainian gang master, who earned more than £5m exploiting illegal immigrants through their work in British food factories, was yesterday found guilty of breaching money laundering and immigration laws.
Victor Solomka, based in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, controlled the lives of more than 700 eastern Europeans who worked gruelling hours and lived in cramped conditions, while he accumulated a fleet of four-wheel drive vehicles and laundered his profits abroad.

His forced labour was described by the police as “nothing less than modern-day slavery”.

Isn’t it about time that the private agencies bringing workers to the UK be subject to strict examination and follow-up controls to stop this happening?

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