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Slavery in the UK

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759815.  Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:31 pm Reply with quote

Saying that slavery was not illegal within the United Kingdom and its antecedents until 2009, is rather like saying that murder was not illegal until the Offences against the Person Act.

There has never been any basis in law for a person to be property, and though it may have taken a while for the case law to make this explicit, it has never been any other way.

759941.  Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:54 pm Reply with quote

Welcome mentor - you'll find a discussion of that topic here.

759943.  Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:56 pm Reply with quote

mentor - this matter is under discussion in the Green Room thread which starts at post 759746. The point being made on the show was not a suggestion that it would have been legal to own a slave, of course.

759995.  Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:39 am Reply with quote

G'day, mentor :)

760145.  Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:27 pm Reply with quote

Hello Mentor and welcome


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