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Guardian Writer Questions Jacqui Smith's Proposals

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A new Cif thread has appeared on The Guardian website:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/16/law-jacquismith

that raises many of the points previously raised by contributors to this sub-set of the forum.

Makes for very interesting reading as it highlights the fact that there are financial incentives for the police, etc., to close down parlours & prosecute the owners.

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bloody hell. common sense at last!

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A new Cif thread has appeared on The Guardian website:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/16/law-jacquismith

that raises many of the points previously raised by contributors to this sub-set of the forum.

Makes for very interesting reading as it highlights the fact that there are financial incentives for the police, etc., to close down parlours & prosecute the owners.

The article in the guardian is an abridged/edited/self censored(choose whatever you prefer) version of this one:

Are Brown's Babes Sacrificing Sex Workers to Hang on to Seats?

Some points are a bit thick, so that is probably why she left them out, here's a few examples:

the research report Big Brothel, sponsored by the Government, expressed horror at the prices being offered (haven't they heard of upselling? Hertz do it to me every time).

There has been much talk from the government about demand, but there is no evidence either way to state whether sex markets are demand-driven or supply-led. Indeed, there is a growing body of literature on HE students funding their degree with sex work, and it arguable that by setting targets of 50% with a degree, and so making it harder to get work without a degree, the Government is fuelling 'supply' in sex work and making sex work, owing to its relatively high pay, and flexible hours, the only work some students can and choose to do while doing their degree.

Best of all they estimated numbers of workers by their random dialling. Yet such telephoning results in massive over-counting as sex workers will work out of different flats on different weeks (even oxbridge dons work out of three offices so such methods would count three of each don).

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This re-current them again from the aforesaid link (paragaph 2)

...While travelling they work and sell sex. Post-colonial work situates migrants as an active agent seeking a better life. The Government needs to answer why it ignores post-colonialism and takes such a regressive view of migrants (and women)...

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