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Number of modern slaves estimated 'hidden' in UK rises tenfold to 136,000
Published Date: 20/07/2018 (Friday)
Britain is home to about 136,000 modern slaves, a global survey found on Thursday - a figure 10 times higher than government estimates that points to emerging forms of slavery, police and campaigners said. About one in 500 people in Britain were trapped in modern-day slavery in Britain on any given day in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index (GSI) by rights group Walk Free Foundation, which says the crime affects 40 million globally.
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Push No One Behind
Published Date: 20/07/2018 (Friday)
Development is a disruptive process. It changes people’s lives, often for the better, though it sometimes bypasses them, leaving them behind. But for too many, the kind of development that prevails today pushes them behind, making them worse off in absolute terms, reducing their standard of living, depriving them of their livelihoods, and in the worst cases, depriving them of their lives. Schumpeter recognised the ‘creative destruction’ of innovation, driving some businesses out of the market and ushering in new, more productive, ones. In Silicon Valley they say, ‘Move fast and break things’. But all too often, if development is driven by the interests of powerful and wealthy owners of economic, social and political resources, what gets destroyed and broken is not just businesses and things, but people.
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MR to miss Parliament debate on New York Times allegations today
Published Date: 19/07/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka’s Parliament is scheduled to debate the allegations made in a New York Times investigation detailing how China seized ownership of the Hambantota Port and accusing the former government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa of corruption. The United National Party (UNP) is expected to table the relevant Adjournment Motion for the debate.
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