Frank Field gives fourth William Morris Lecture
Slavery is growing into a huge multi-national industry, said Rt Hon Frank Field MP at the fourth William Morris Lecture in Wimbledon.
Speaking to over 90 people at William Morris House, The Broadway, he predicted that the illegal profits from slavery, world-wide would soon exceed that of the drugs trade.
Councillor Peter Walker, who chaired the meeting said: "The event highlighted the problem of modern day slavery which existed in every area of the UK and also here in Wimbledon."
In his speech Mr Field (pictured below right with Councillor Walker and Councillor Andrew Judge) said two initiatives might lead to the ending of the trade.
(Pic credit AURIEL GLANVILLE)
Firstly for people to boycott the buying of products, particularly clothes produced from slave labour.
Secondly, he was hopeful that the leadership of the current Pope, would highlight and lead people world-wide to recognise the scale and injustice of the modern slave trade and lead to its abolition.
October 1, 2015