>It's >not like Thailand has some moral superior high ground on human >rights and working conditions.
...and at least in human rights, neither does the USA. The UK on the other hand is utterly pure and blameless in all regards. We invented cricket, after all
Like it or not, we now have a global economy and a global manufacturing base. If we start getting queasy about the relative acceptability of the behaviour of particular countries, then I'm afraid it is the start of a downward spiral to cottage industries and local supply of materials. If you take that line of argument to its logical conclusion, then you don't just stop buying products that are made in countries that you deem unacceptable, but you also stop buying products made in acceptable countries, but by companies that make *any* of their products in unacceptable places, because the profits from the latter support the development of the former.