Tag Archives: prostitution

Is Leeds showing the way forward on prostitution?

Considering our own forward-thinking policy on prostitution, I wonder if readers approve of the scheme currently being run in Leeds. The BBC reports:

A suburb in Leeds is the first place in the UK where it is permitted for women to sell sex between specified hours. The “managed approach” was introduced to try to control the trade.

…in this specified network of roads, street prostitutes can sell their services from 19.00 to 07.00 BST, without being stopped by police.

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged | 16 Comments

Opinion: Changing demand without changing supply puts prostitutes at risk

It is with some concern that I read of proposals to criminalise paying for sex in Scotland.

Prostitution is a catch-all term that describes arrangements that should make the state very concerned indeed – trafficking of children for brutal sexual exploitation for example. There are also arrangements that the state has no business interfering in – the work of a self-employed, financially comfortable escort making very good money to supplement another income in an environment over which he or she has control.

Changing demand by criminalising the purchase of sex will have a number of unintended and undesirable consequences.

Firstly, we should consider …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , and | 9 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarFrank West 5th Jun - 9:00am
    Have to see the details but this is a govn, as per Blair, of lovely sound-bites so I would not be surprised if there are...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 5th Jun - 8:42am
    @ Steve Castree, Bermudans, along with Gibraltarians, Isle of Man residents, Channel Islanders etc like the idea of being British - but only up to...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 5th Jun - 8:15am
    @ Nick Shcherban "I estimate that giving adults over 18yo that would quality for UBI, $2,000usd per month would cost the UK $943 Billion USD...
  • User AvatarNonconformistradical 5th Jun - 8:00am
    "We’ll probably have to switch back to electricity rather than burn gas for heating purposes..." Or maybe even construct our dwellings so as to minimise...
  • User AvatarNick Shcherban 5th Jun - 7:54am
    Dear Peter Martin re; “Nick Shcherban seems to favour the Trotskyist solution of Nationalisation without compensation.” I am not saying 100% nationalization, more along the...
  • User AvatarNick Shcherban 5th Jun - 7:46am
    Dear Joe Bouke I agree with you “This crisis may well provide the impetus for the kind of international cooperation required to implement a unitary...