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Sex Industry expose in Nottingham

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That "expose" should have an acute accent on.

The local rag, the Nottingham Evening Post has been running a series this week exposing the tawdry sex scene in the city. This was in co-operation with the Police. Most of this centered on trafficking, drugs and the like but one of the features involved the police raiding the three main massage parlours in the city (Bubbles, Genesis and Spangles) complete with an entourage of DWP officials and more disturbingly the representatives of the press who thought it good practice to try and photograph the massage rooms, the masseuses and so on. Here are some links to the main features though if you want to read more log into the "This is Nottingham" website.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Massage-parlours-investigated/article-1868370-detail/article.html

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/drugs-violence-rule-city-sex-trade/article-1865040-detail/article.html

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Man-forced-14-year-olds-work-prostitutes/article-1863688-detail/article.html

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is this the same paper that also runs admag which has adverts from the sex industry?

perhaps they are worried about an advertising ban if labour get in & want to appear "moral" even though they make money from prostitution

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I think the Police etc need to focus their attention on the 'street scene'. This is the sharp end of what is going on - in relation to abuse, pimping etc. I think that the occasional parlour bust sends the ripples out through the local underworld. Who then obviously pull their heads in!.

The cops know exactly where to go every night to get the girls of the street, but that wouldn't make such dramatic jounalism.

As stated by the previous post, The Nottingham Evening Post should check its own classified section - as they are surely aiding and abetting?.

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Same old rubbish as always, drugs, trafficking blah blah blah!!!

Not entirely sure that took any imagination to write any of those articles, probably just copied and pasted from the archives!!

Shame no one wants to write an article on the rest of the industry!

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That first report is unintentionally hilarious!

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Just goes to show what the consequences are of a no tolerance approach to any form of prostitution coupled with the persecution of women freely working in the industry who do not wish to leave. This appears to be a never ending problem in Nottingham where the newspaper articles seem to suggest that the ugly side of the business becomes very prominent the more it is driven underground. You only have to compare the situation to more enlightened areas where well managed brothels are tolerated and monitored to see the practical solution.

Perhaps the powers that be ought to pay a visit to New Zealand.

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The article featuring an interview with the street worker shows that there is little protection afforded to the women involved. Instead of criminalising the client per se surely this shows it would be better to stigmatize and punish men who abuse sex workers by arguing, raping and stealing from them - basically trying to get from them what they can. Make it unacceptable.

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Just goes to show what the consequences are of a no tolerance approach to any form of prostitution coupled with the persecution of women freely working in the industry who do not wish to leave. This appears to be a never ending problem in Nottingham where the newspaper articles seem to suggest that the ugly side of the business becomes very prominent the more it is driven underground. You only have to compare the situation to more enlightened areas where well managed brothels are tolerated and monitored to see the practical solution.

Perhaps the powers that be ought to pay a visit to New Zealand.

Dont say that - a jolly out to New Zealand at tax payers expense, they will snap your hand off. The dissappointing thing is they would go but know they would not want to change anything as it woud not been seen as a vote winner - even if it is the right thing to do!!

Prostitution has been around for hundreds of years - just a shame through all that time there has been no one who has been in power has been able to grow a pair and do what really needs to be done!!:o

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Dont say that - a jolly out to New Zealand at tax payers expense, they will snap your hand off. The dissappointing thing is they would go but know they would not want to change anything as it woud not been seen as a vote winner - even if it is the right thing to do!!

Prostitution has been around for hundreds of years - just a shame through all that time there has been no one who has been in power has been able to grow a pair and do what really needs to be done!!:o

True. However, I would also like to see the Nottingham Evening Post take a more responsible role in this area. Following their expose, I would suggest that it would be a good idea for them to undertake an internet poll to gauge the strength of feeling for continuing the zero tolerance approach of driving prostitution ever deeper underground in Notiingham with the dreadful effects it has on the most vulnerable and the certainty that it will never eliminate the problem, or instead having a tolerant attitude to well managed and sensibly located small brothels in the city. Let the people have a voice rather than just vociferous minorities. Let the politicians listen rather than preach. If the people of Nottingham are happy with the current situation, so be it. If not, the politicians can answer their critics by saying the poll is an indication of the will of the people. Democracy in action. If politicians showed that attitude, I suspect more people would vote in local elections.

It won't happen, though.;)

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Thanks Mega - really interesting to see these articles.

The good thing about the first article is the confirmation that the 3 places mentioned - Bubbles, Spangles and Genesis - were all found to be "legitimate" by the authorities. No surprise to me as I've been to them all, but nice to see it from an official source !

The one about the street scene makes it sound hazardous for the girls involved (as you'd expect - although I have no first hand experience and don't trust the press to be at all objective here).

So obviously the logical thing for anyone with the best interests of WGs at heart would be to encourage more massage parlours. And the campaign by HH and her cronies is motivated purely by political advantage and ideology, not by any real concerns about WGs.

Which I'd guess most, if not all, of us on here knew already.

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