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Leading Article in Today's Independent

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Yesterday's propaganda onslaught appears to have induced scepticism from at least one editor:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/article1026171.ece;jsessionid=1BE8AEB0B015892EC9EE6B5398C3C5EE?postingType=posting&mode=thanks&postingId=1026838

It is interesting that the article itself raises many of the issues with the proposed legislation that have been highlighted, by members of this community, academics, outreach progammes & sex workers themselves & makes interesting reading, as do the comments.

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Also a detailed article in the Women section of today's Times:

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/article5192358.ece

This quote, from Andy Hayman, former assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, is interesting:

"The police have so many other priorities, such as knife crime," he says. "They don't want to hound prostitutes who obviously need the money, or their clients, unless they are causing serious problems.

"What these women need is help. Many of them are drug addicts or behind with their rent; they already have criminal convictions so they can't find another job. They don't need to be forced farther underground. Most are already very co-operative, and they are great informers. Coppers will ignore this one."

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