Modern day slavery; Your say.
Britain had abolished slavery in 1833, and America around 1865 after General Grant had defeated Robert E Lee.
The southern states then created a punishment to replace the slaves. The chain gang was born but later classed as a inhumane by the penal reform movement.
Move forward to 2011 England, this new coalition Government now want to be bring a de-funked system which could strip a person of dignity, and respect.
As Jimmy Nail once sang "you do a day's work you get a day's pay" and I am all for people to do work. For the going rate of 75p a hour would just have employers exploiting the less well-off in this country.
This idea should be returned to the old filing cabinet from whence it came.
MATTHEW HOPKINS, Redcar