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Why worry about HH crazy proposals?

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According to todays Daily Telegraph only 1 in 7 offences lead to criminal charges and more than half of those are never taken to court. More than one in four sex offenders escape with a caution. It seems the courts, the police and crown prosecution service are overloaded and trying to avoid extra work. They will be pleased to take on extra onworkable responsibilities I am sure.

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For some, myself included, the fact that you are be doing something that is potentially illegal, and therefore risking arrest, may be enough to put them off. If you don't have a partner/wife or a job (i.e. you're retired or self-employed), it's probably not worth worrying about if you are personally convinced the WG is not trafficked or pimped.

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It was interesting to see various websites including PNET used in a recent newspaper article. So why worry? All these sites represent a support network for sex workers don't they. All unified together supporting and advocating the existance of this community. All punters are showing the general public why boards, brothels, escorts need to exist. Why they should not face any prosecution etc.

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It was interesting to see various websites including PNET used in a recent newspaper article. So why worry? All these sites represent a support network for sex workers don't they. All unified together supporting and advocating the existance of this community. All punters are showing the general public why boards, brothels, escorts need to exist. Why they should not face any prosecution etc.

I shudder to think what people reading the article and visiting this site think of punters now?!

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According to todays Daily Telegraph only 1 in 7 offences lead to criminal charges and more than half of those are never taken to court. More than one in four sex offenders escape with a caution. It seems the courts, the police and crown prosecution service are overloaded and trying to avoid extra work. They will be pleased to take on extra onworkable responsibilities I am sure.

If it becomes law and some of those convicted refuse to pay the fine the prison service will also have some extra residents.

It was interesting to see various websites including PNET used in a recent newspaper article. So why worry? All these sites represent a support network for sex workers don't they. All unified together supporting and advocating the existance of this community. All punters are showing the general public why boards, brothels, escorts need to exist. Why they should not face any prosecution etc.

Yes, and hopefully accessing this site will dispel the myths and image being portrayed by Jacqui Smith & Co.

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For some, myself included, the fact that you are be doing something that is potentially illegal, and therefore risking arrest, may be enough to put them off. If you don't have a partner/wife or a job (i.e. you're retired or self-employed), it's probably not worth worrying about if you are personally convinced the WG is not trafficked or pimped.

In general, you're absolutely right, Vin. The 'more respectable' punters who have most to lose by being caught will all disappear, with the WG having to deal with the 'more desparate' types still left. This is what happened in Sweden as the industry was driven underground by the law. Nowadays, most Swedes who want to punt reportedly do it abroad, especially in Denmark.

With respect to your comment on not "worrying if you are personally convinced the WG is not trafficked or pimped" though, of course the law is supposed to bring in strict liability. It may be impossible for the punter to know, or even the WG to determine herself if she's considered to be trafficked or pimped. For example if she lives with her unemployed boyfriend who knows she's working, they may decide that she's "controlled for another's gain"; or if somebody paid for her plane ticket from somewhere but she otherwise came on her free will, she may still be considered "trafficked". Obviously the law must define these terms unambigously. The devil will indeed be in the detail. We'll see...

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Yes, and hopefully accessing this site will dispel the myths and image being portrayed by Jacqui Smith & Co.

That might be a big hope. Wouldn't be difficult to present us as a foul-mouthed and foul-minded bunch of perverts. Our underlying niceness is something that might not be evident at a casual glance.

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if you read the law review, this is only the first step, it clearly says that the plan for the future is a general ban on p4p...

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