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The operative clause is:

Ministers plan to "disrupt" the sex industry by banning newspaper advertisements for prostitutes and brothels in a new law put forward in Labour's election manifesto

Fortnunately, the likelihood of Labour forming the next government looks small.

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The operative clause is:

Ministers plan to "disrupt" the sex industry by banning newspaper advertisements for prostitutes and brothels in a new law put forward in Labour's election manifesto

Fortnunately, the likelihood of Labour forming the next government looks small.

Shame on society then if nobody turns a hair at ministers disrupting a perfectly legal profession because they simply dont like it.

Labour I'm afraid to say are the new...... * insert any repressive regime over last 100 years*

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Labour to ban massage parlour adverts in newspapers

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7026316.ece

Can't say it would affect me too much, but I guess some people must use the local newspaper adverts.

If many newspaper advertisements offering sexual services are related to trafficking then this is good news because the adverts will contain contact information that can be used to investigate the advertiser and thus make some inroads in the area of trafficking, however that particular avenue of investigation will not be possible if adverts are banned, therefore they have no reason to ban them, in fact they have a very good reason to encourage them, make them free, even pay the advertiser considerable amounts of money for providing the authorities with information; if on the other hand many newspaper advertisements offering sexual services are not related to trafficking then there is no reason to ban them. Either way the decision to ban newspaper advertisements offering sexual services is illogical, and is, to use a colloquial phrase, shit for brains.

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Labour I'm afraid to say are the new...... * insert any repressive regime over last 100 years*

PNF ;)

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Newspapers are old school - most people have moved online anyway? no?

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The operative clause is:

Ministers plan to "disrupt" the sex industry by banning newspaper advertisements for prostitutes and brothels in a new law put forward in Labour's election manifesto

Fortnunately, the likelihood of Labour forming the next government looks small.

dont hold your breath at Labour not winning, it looks very close and the conservatives have to get over the inbuilt bias to labour in the electoral system.

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See my posts on the Vera Baird threads.

Don't rely on the Conservatives to be free of religious and family values dogma!

All partis memberships have shrunk so much that there are few normal folks having any input to policy making. It is all too easy for single interest groups to have a disproportionate influence.

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dont hold your breath at Labour not winning, it looks very close and the conservatives have to get over the inbuilt bias to labour in the electoral system.

I think you can reasonably bet Labour will lose; whether Tories end up with a working majority is quite another -and much more open- question. I agree re. the bias.

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dont hold your breath at Labour not winning, it looks very close and the conservatives have to get over the inbuilt bias to labour in the electoral system.

Quite right, I know many folk who are sick of New Labour, but dont want to go back to the days of conservatism (remember them), and I can see more folk not voting than those who do, which considering the state of the country, is pretty sad.

Its not a question of winning, merely im afraid of trying to get supporters out there to vote.

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Labour to ban massage parlour adverts in newspapers

Over the past few years, many papers have taken the moral high ground and dropped ads of this nature. In fact my local paper has been offering a few ads for £1.50 min sex lines or for other services where you have no clue whether the provider is a moose or a dog.

For years the internet has been de rigour for most punters and will remain so, particularly given the level of web access from most mobile phones these days. Particularly as you can see phots of most escorts and so avoid the mooses.

Avenues of ads will be closed down (the authories need to be seen to be doing something), but there will be non-UK based websites filling the void left by the papers.

Incidentally, I tried to access ** when I was in a McDonalds last week but they had the site blocked on decency grounds. :) Bloody censorship!!! So I did it without the free wifi - there's always a way. :)

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Incidentally, I tried to access ** when I was in a McDonalds last week but they had the site blocked on decency grounds. :) Bloody censorship!!! So I did it without the free wifi - there's always a way. :)

Brilliant :)! McD's as the arbiter of taste and decency in the western world. We're going to hell in a handbasket.

Mind you, you've got some cojones looking at Awork whilst in public like that. I hope no kids were staring over your shoulder.

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The Daily Sport will feel it most!

I agree though, surely most people have moved on to the internet nowerdays?

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While I can understand a newspaper group not taking adverts on moral grounds I am not sure how such a law can be enforced. It sounds a bit like the Labour fudge on foxhunting to me, added to which there's not a snowballs chance of this reaching the statute books prior to the election. And whoever will form the new government I reckon they may have bigger fish to fry.

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Quite right, I know many folk who are sick of New Labour, but dont want to go back to the days of conservatism (remember them), and I can see more folk not voting than those who do, which considering the state of the country, is pretty sad.

Its not a question of winning, merely im afraid of trying to get supporters out there to vote.

I think the important battleground will be in scotland. There there is a good chance that the scot nats will make quite a few gains off labour. If scot nats are part of the group holding the balance of power that will mean we could have a different majority for UK issues and english issues as the scot nats say they wont vote on purely english matters.

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If this ever happened the adverts will appear in a different disguise.

I expect for example a rise in the number of peopel offering French lessons. How many like me remember the neon sign in a window in Curzon Street which simply said French lessons.

I expect also a rise in the number of expert demolition and erection contractors.

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Labour to ban massage parlour adverts in newspapers

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7026316.ece

Can't say it would affect me too much, but I guess some people must use the local newspaper adverts.

In my local paper they have recently pulled these ads but like in Taggarts area they still run the phone sex lines ads.

There are still punters about who have no internet access who i have met at Parties but its obviously getting fewer and fewer.

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Newspapers are old school - most people have moved online anyway? no?
The Daily Sport will feel it most!

I agree though, surely most people have moved on to the internet nowerdays?

I too would have imagined everyone using the net but talking to a local parlor owner he reckons only 10 - 15% of their business is influenced by their website. Admittedly they are still able to advertise in the local paper at present so that is the biggest influence for them.

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i would never look in a paper these days with the internet, so i still plan to vote labour until they decide to ban escorts full stop

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Either way the decision to ban newspaper advertisements offering sexual services is illogical, and is, to use a colloquial phrase, shit for brains.

There is a certain logic in seeking to ban adverts for establishments that are clearly brothels, when running a brothel is itself illegal, although this is not the reason given by Vera Baird.

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interesting that the internet is not mentioned, perhaps only because they haven't figured out what to do yet...

The new law would also inform publishers which kind of ads will be banned by defining, for example, the difference between a massage parlour which is actually a brothel and spas offering therapeutic massages.:)

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If this ever happened the adverts will appear in a different disguise.

I expect for example a rise in the number of peopel offering French lessons. How many like me remember the neon sign in a window in Curzon Street which simply said French lessons.

I expect also a rise in the number of expert demolition and erection contractors.

OMG remember it well walked passed it millions of times when i was a street hooker in Shepherds Market. Never saw anyone go in or out think it had a back way somewhere. Cards with 'Large Chest of Drawers for Sale' were ripe back then in the phone boxes and newsagents windows...those where the days.:)

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There is a certain logic in seeking to ban adverts for establishments that are clearly brothels, when running a brothel is itself illegal, although this is not the reason given by Vera Baird.

I can't quite follow the logic behind banning an advert that supplies the police with contact information regarding the commission of a criminal offence.

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OMG remember it well walked passed it millions of times when i was a street hooker in Shepherds Market. Never saw anyone go in or out think it had a back way somewhere. Cards with 'Large Chest of Drawers for Sale' were ripe back then in the phone boxes and newsagents windows...those where the days.:)

I wonder is we ever met! Shepherd's Market was such fun in those days. I went in once through the Curzon Street door. Wasn't much of a punt if I remember.

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Locals in my area - from Manchester to the Borders stopped carrying such ads more than 2 years ago. They still carry the chat line and the odd 'personal' text chat at £1 or £1.50 per text. Yes I have come across guys who did think it was a genuine female up for fun, didn't twig until their phone bill got further than they did. How about all the ads for scam agencies too?You know the ones that say you can earn thousands by just accompanying gentlemen for dinner, or luring straight men in with the old 'gigolo' myth before running off with their 'upfront' registration/insurance fee.

Don't see the government stopping those from putting nice ads in glassy magazines or the newspapers.

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