Many football tops, running vests and trainers on sale in the UK are made by sweatshop workers toiling long hours in hazardous conditions without trade union-rights, according to documents published by sportswear companies.
Two days before the Commonwealth Games begin, an analysis by The Independent of labour inspections by Nike, Puma and Adidas, the world's top brands, identified 281 rogue factories, whose failings ranged from the unsatisfactory to the abysmal.
Low pay and long hours are common in workshops but some also use bonded or prison labour, ban collective bargaining, threaten and harass workers and force women to undergo pregnancy testing. "Less productive" workers face the sack.
What these liberal arseholes don't realise is that this is part of the natural evolution of these third world countries. Exactly the same thing went on here two hundred years ago and we have become the developed nation that we are today. We didn't have someone from Mars, because there was no one else, telling us that child labour was bad and people should only work 40 hours and get an hour off for their lunch etc.
These countries will evolve and realise that the workers have some rights. There will be better and better employers. A school system for everyone under 15 will come into being as the country gets wealthier, unless of course the leaders steal all the wealth as usual. If they do, is that our problem? Sorry, I don't think it is. Let them sort it out and stop telling the world what to do, Britain.