Do you really want Tories to reintroduce slavery by the back door? Please share #HumanRights #BillOfRights #slavery #slave #workfare #workprogramme

You’ll be aware that there have been many legal challenges against Workfare/The Work Programme/Mandatory Work Activity, on the basis that they are slave labour schemes.

The Department for Work and Pensions, under slave-master Iain Duncan Smith, has worked tirelessly to dismiss these challenges – with only limited success, as our courts are populated by judges who still believe in something called justice.

However, the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 means the end of the ban on slavery. Conservatives are already making plans to force any young person without a job to work for 30 hours a week in exchange for benefits – or starve.

Do you think that’s acceptable?

Let’s put it another way:

Would you accept it if they did it to you?

Here’s a handy infographic about it for you to share:


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7 thoughts on “Do you really want Tories to reintroduce slavery by the back door? Please share #HumanRights #BillOfRights #slavery #slave #workfare #workprogramme

  1. thomassutcliffe

    I enjoy your stuff, but your current method of presentation is crowding my inbox horribly. Could you try putting out composite posts containing links to each thing that you consider important?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’ve been pressed for time lately, otherwise I’d probably have been writing more full articles on some of these subjects myself; the decision was that it’s better to get them out in whatever form I can.
      It will ease off soon, I expect.

    1. Florence

      There are no valid arguments for workfare. There are even fewer for paying an adult £50 for all their needs, which is obviously too little, and then expecting them to pay for travel & employment costs – like food, clean clothes etc – out of that too.

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