The unknown side of public service interpreting
As the debates are heating up in the run-up to Britain’s referendum on its EU membership, news editors seek stories with any links to the issue. And in roll articles about public service interpreters. Naturally, the focus is on the cost to the tax-payer and whether it could be justified. Police forces point out that interpreters are used more widely than to interpret just for suspects. In fact, they play a vital role in the investigation by working with victims, witnesses and officers in the course of their work.