Sophisticated networks of older men may be grooming hundreds of British children to be trafficked within the UK for sexual exploitation, the charity Barnardo's believes.
Now look: I'm the parent of a British child and I have perfectly normal parental concerns. And I live, like most parents, with a background awareness and fear of Paedogeddon. But something in this story just doesn't add up:
At the time of a snapshot survey last month by the charity, 21 projects were working with 609 sexually exploited children, around half of whom go missing on a regular basis. Ninety of them – spread over 15 projects – appeared to have been "internally trafficked".
609 sexually exploited children and half of them go missing on a regular basis? 90 are "internally trafficked"? What the FUCK? Go missing from where? Where are their parents? If 90 of them are being trafficked, why the fuck aren't they in some form of protective custody? Why aren't all 609 in some form of protective custody? These are kids we're talking about here.
And indeed, even if they were adults: one of the two reasons this frothing lunatic anarcho-capitalist sees for the existence of any kind of state is to provide the individual protection from the predation of other individuals. And these kids are, from what I can make out, clearly having their liberty and freedom trampled all over.
What possible reason is there not to take these kids into protective custody?
Something is fucking seriously missing from this picture.
Imogen – not her real name – was 13 when the man she thought was her boyfriend started driving her around the country, taking her to hotels in Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and London for nights at a time.
Hmmm. I've just realised that something else is missing from this picture. Is this perchance a celebration of the delights of multi-culturalism? Could this not be perchance construed as a potential racial "hate crime"?
Anyway, let me guess what will come from this:
- More taxpayer money for Barnardo's
- More badly-formed, ripe-for-misuse legislation for the cheeeeelrdren
- Lots of ducking and diving about who is doing this
- No positive outcomes for the actual children involved
She [some Barnado's droid] added: "The children we work with feel a terrible sense of shame. They've been forced to do awful things by the adults who groom and control them – yet somehow society blames them. A child cannot consent to their own abuse."
Society blames them? Fuck off, you dozy cunt: I blame the motherfuckers who traffic them and I blame the government and children's charities for failing to protect them. I.e., I fucking blame you, you cunt.
Still, Martin Narey is OK, isn't he? He gets the big bucks and the chance to spout shite in the national press.