Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Interesting Guardian Article on Trafficking

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dublin Fair City
    Posts
    8,660
    Blog Entries
    11

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    In a cathouse
    Posts
    3,548
    Blog Entries
    1
    Reviews
    26

    Default Guardian article

    Yes I read it. There's another by the same journalist: Prostitution and trafficking ? the anatomy of a moral panic | UK news | The Guardian, which talks about where the numbers usually quoted in the media come from.

    Both are interesting. One minor quibble is that the title of the one you linked is a bit misleading. There have been traffickers convicted in the UK recently. And I mean real traffickers rather than the UK's warped definition. It's just that they weren't caught by the overhyped Operation Pentameter. Nick Davies isn't disputing that, but you have to read the whole article to find out. I think he couldn't resist the temptation of a shocking title.

    For those who won't bother to read the full articles, here's a one sentence summary: Trafficking happens, is hard to measure accurately, and is almost certainly much rarer than the media usually suggests.

    “I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly; you make one quite giddy!”
    “All right,” said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    limerick
    Posts
    3,241
    Reviews
    4

    Default

    there was a guy on BBC2 Newsnight lastnite he was minister from 2002 TO 2006 he reported 25,000 girls a year were being trafficked a year in these years & up to the present day he was strongly interviewed by Jeremy Paxman to come up with answers now that its been reported so few are trafficked, he waffled on & on without answering the question a proper cunt if ever I saw one.......

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Under a palm tree
    Posts
    533
    Reviews
    16

    Default

    There was a similar 18 month Garda operation around 2006.

    And the report also said that they had found no evidence of any of the girls being traffiked.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,395

    Default

    It would never work in Ireland in this day and age.

    The real abuses are with the doctors, pharmaceuticals and the low jobs like people who destroy the planet or make policies allowing for it, corrupt gardai etc. and the huge amount of jobs and waste of money for jobs that never do or achieve anything, like most government jobs and most research jobs.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    facebook
    Posts
    1,110
    Reviews
    49

    Default

    They create all this trafficking scare, when in essence while it MAY happen in a tiny proportion, most women go into it to earn a few bob. It's like drink driving, all the stupid power hungry cops out on major roads for PR reasons stopping cars and about 0.001% will probably be slightly over the limit and while they're out doing PR, people are kicking the shit out of each other all over the country and there's never a guard there when u want one.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •