Saturday, 27 March 2010

Did I miss a memo or something?


New laws which make it easier to prosecute those who exploit some of the most vulnerable people in society are about to come in to effect.

The new offence of holding another person in slavery or servitude, or requiring another person to perform forced or compulsory labour, is set out in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. Those found guilty face a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

You mean slavery hasn't been illegal for the last 177 years?! What a fucking missed opportunity that's been then!



Chuckles said...

'requiring another person to perform forced or compulsory labour'

That's all the employers shafted then. See you down at the jobcentre.

Mark Wadsworth said...

A missed opportunity indeed.

BTW, do you pronounce 'Memo' to rhyme with 'Nemo' or with a short 'e'? Given that only twats write memo's, I think the twattish pronunciation (to rhyme with 'Nemo') is in fact appropriate.

Like pronouncing 'patent' as 'pat-tent' istead of 'pay-tent', or 'data' with a short 'a'.

Krauser said...

Hmmm, I suspect this will make it illegal for women to extort alimony through the family courts.