I agree with the final point, however I have read the Sophie Hayes book. She was not trafficked, but forced to work as a street hooker, against her will, in Italy. If you believe the book, it was an Albanian "boyfriend" that tricked her into this work.
As for the Asian gangs, they groom girls for specific places, not you run of the mill brothel.
I agree that trafficking is not as widespread in the UK as the anti-prostitution brigade would have us believe, but their is still a lot of coercion by EE boyfriends on their wives/girlfriends to work in the industry. Psychologically, chaertain EE girls are more submissive in a relationship than their western counterparts, and to "obey" their partner is more common than here.
Its not been proven by convictions there is a lot of coercion going on. Until there is i will view it as being some coercion going on, and extend that to ALL WGs of any nationality myself. Literally ANY WG could be being coerced for all most punters would know of course. Certainly there is a lot of pimping going on, but its just as likely its with willing women than unwilling ones in my experience.
The fact is no one knows the true extent of coercion or trafficking, and the only proven indicator was Operation Pentameters 1 and 2 which found in percentage terms very few trafficked women, and resulted in very few convictions.
Anyone convicted of coercion or trafficking should in my view be given very long prison sentences. I am talking about women being trafficked under false pretences, or forced into prostitution. Although even when a woman from say Thailand is willing to come here to work as a WG on a bond, those that are involved in getting her here should also receive long sentences. Come here legally and above board or not at all, and i am glad to see the government has cracked down on Visas for students from outside the EU, a known trafficking route.
Personally i dont believe any figures given as to the extent of this. Harriet Harridan and her ilk used a figure of 4000 trafficked for sex women, never proved, APCO used a figure of 2600 women, not proved. Both have their own agendas.