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How many working girls would be living off state benefits if

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They had not decided to be a self employed working girl? Having made that choice if they are a parlour girl or an indi with the help of PN to do it more safely? How much would it cost the state if they all suddenly claimed benefits?

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THow much would it cost the state if they all suddenly claimed benefits?

While I am sympathetic to your inqyuiry and your profession, the choice is not to prostitude yourself or live on benefits. The choice is about being in one profession or another.

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While I am sympathetic to your inqyuiry and your profession, the choice is not to prostitude yourself or live on benefits. The choice is about being in one profession or another.

The unemployment rate is what now exactly?

So you would be adding how many seeking work?

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They had not decided to be a self employed working girl? Having made that choice if they are a parlour girl or an indi with the help of PN to do it more safely? How much would it cost the state if they all suddenly claimed benefits?

And your thinking behind this incredible post is :o

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And your thinking behind this incredible post is :o

Personally, I assumed Jaynefunplace was referring to the hypothetical implications of Harriet Harman closing down punternet.

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For a moment I thought this was a monobrow "Tesco shelf stacking" post but now I get the drift.

What I think you mean is that if you took the total number of WGs currently working and put them into the job market then given that there is a finite number of jobs, the unemployed figures would actually rise by that same figure???

Not that WGs could only be unemployed if they were not pros?

Good question and as we have no idea how many thousands of WGs there are, impossible to answer except to say "A lot!!"

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It might be entertaining to consider the government as the force that forces women to work the sex trade against their will, on economical grounds. This is the conclusion if you speak of prostitution as the only viable option to seeking unemployment benefits.

I find this suggestion rather unhelpful in the current debate.

I, too, would be on benefits if it wasn't for my job. Anyone is free to seek "vanilla" work, futher education, etc.

I think some of the ladies here wanted to stress that this is the profession of their choice. Some are even university educated, and could certainly land a vanilla job. Yet, they choose this profession.

On this board here, we are often lead to believe that this is true for the majority of WGs. It certaily seems true for those that I met. If prostitution really is the last option before minimal benefits and decline into poverty, then the government should indeed step in. Step in to help, of course, rather than making yet another law against this or that.

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Personally, I assumed Jaynefunplace was referring to the hypothetical implications of Harriet Harman closing down punternet.

Ms Harman is not in a position to get Punternet closed down, in the worst case scenario it would simply move to another server.

Yet again a Labour politician has scored an own goal, in her pathetic attempt to blacken the name of Punternet she has increased traffic levels beyond Galahad's wildest dreams. :o;)

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Ms Harman is not in a position to get Punternet closed down, in the worst case scenario it would simply move to another server.

Yet again a Labour politician has scored an own goal, in her pathetic attempt to blacken the name of Punternet she has increased traffic levels beyond Galahad's wildest dreams. :o;)

Ah, but she has upped her own Profile, particularly among female members of the Labour Party, in the process. Same as last week when she called for an end to tax relief on visits to lapdancing clubs, which never existed in the first place. I don't think she's really interested in stopping the exploitation of women, all she cares about is her career.

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Ms Harman is not in a position to get Punternet closed down, in the worst case scenario it would simply move to another server.

Yet again a Labour politician has scored an own goal, in her pathetic attempt to blacken the name of Punternet she has increased traffic levels beyond Galahad's wildest dreams. :o;)

She hasn't though Jimmy. All she has done is make a desperate bid to win the votes of women who don't profit from the sex trade. Punters are an easy target without upsetting any revenue streams for her inept government. Prostitution and Punting is a very insular world that nobody admits to being a part of (go figure why) so she knows the only retort she'll get is token efforts here. As for Jayne's post it could also be hypothetically argued that the millions spent each year on sex would go elsewhere therefore creating jobs in other fields.

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Ah, but she has upped her own Profile, particularly among female members of the Labour Party, in the process. Same as last week when she called for an end to tax relief on visits to lapdancing clubs, which never existed in the first place. I don't think she's really interested in stopping the exploitation of women, all she cares about is her career.

Well we are now over two years into Gordon Brown's premiership, and there is still no sign of the death of spin that he promised on acceding to the No.10 throne.

The voters didn't buy his end of spin then, and I doubt very much if they buy it now.

Why bother sticking to the facts, if using lies suits your argument better:mad:.

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As for Jayne's post it could also be hypothetically argued that the millions spent each year on sex would go elsewhere therefore creating jobs in other fields.

The demise of Punternet would not mean an end to prostitution, it is simply not possible to ban something that has gone on since the beginning of time.

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The demise of Punternet would not mean an end to prostitution, it is simply not possible to ban something that has gone on since the beginning of time.

Of course, that's why it's a hypothetical argument.

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I think this is the wrong question.

The vast majority of GOOD wgs that I have met, have been very employable or the types who would run their own business.

From those who have not made a clear choice that whoring is what they want to do, the decision seems to have been pushed that way by a benefit system that doesn't work for them, and /or a dysfunctional CPA.

I seem to have met a remarkable number of single mums working their way through a college course and (keeping the house & providing the kids with the extras). politicians really should look at realities - some hope

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the girls I have met punting seem the type who would get on OK in many walks of life, so if prostitution were to be ended I doubt they would end up on benefit, or even stacking shelves at tesco. I suspect many may move into 'soft' sex work like lap dancing clubs etc, but I dont know.

And closing down punternet would not affect the lower end of the market as those girls dont have a presence here and probably their clients dont come here either.

what the hell. Mrs Dromey will be at the job centre next May anyway. wonder what she will say at her back to work interview!

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Lets say the number of prostitutes in the UK is 200,000 (Full time).

If they come back on the job market then given that the job number is finite, the unemployed figures will go up by the same amount even if the girls themselves get employed. I think that was the point being made but maybe the OP can clarify?

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Lets say the number of prostitutes in the UK is 200,000 (Full time).

If they come back on the job market then given that the job number is finite, the unemployed figures will go up by the same amount even if the girls themselves get employed. I think that was the point being made but maybe the OP can clarify?

Exactly that I was in no way saying the ladies were unemployable just that we already have a high unemployment level and that there would be a lot more ladies looking for work and there are only so many jobs to go around.

All of the ladies on here do this job because they choose too and I am aware that it is the oldest profession and will never stop.

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Mmmh, my gut reaction to this post initially was disbelief and annoyance to assume that ex harlots would join the queues at job centres. It seems you meant that they would 'take' the jobs of others. Equally strange thinking - many of us actually also run our own companies, our line of work attracts a fair share of savvy, business orientated woman who excel working self employed. Especially, at the start of my floozy career I worked in a good position and was more of a part time honey. So in other words many of us do have jobs anyway aside from escorting so quitting harloting would not necessarily impact the job market. Plus if there is a mass departure from migrant sex workers it would not affect unemployment figures either.

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That should of course read "Child Support Agency"

We clients are much more reliable than that lot!

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I think the main issue many would come up against would be explaining the large gap on their CV.

I suppose HH will tell employers to take on ex WG?Or give us all an excuse to fill the gap?

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