I've written about Slave Labour before and have just prepared an article for the second book of New Labour Sleaze on worker exploitation by the Labour Party. Whilst I appreciate that the Home Office is stretched due to woeful mismanagement, it is crucial that rogue employers are tackled. Serious allegations have recently come to light about work practices at suppliers of "fair trade" fruit, which are now compounded by suggestions of illegal employment which fellow blogger Guthrum has rightly taken seriously.
After leaving an au pair assignment in the late 1990s, my girlfriend was briefly an illegal worker in the UK. No doubt the same cafe owners who exploited her are now employing nationals with no rights to work in the UK and are in the process undercutting and driving legitimate businesses to the wall. I hope to hear of action taken after this expose. I'm not filled with hope.