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Surely the newspapers can accept our ads again

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Mad Hattie wont have the same powers now. It is because of her that some local rags stopped allowing ladies to advertise personal services. Surely it should be ok now.

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Mad Hattie wont have the same powers now. It is because of her that some local rags stopped allowing ladies to advertise personal services. Surely it should be ok now.

All HH did was to instigate the issueing of "guidelines", it was, and AFAIK still is, a "choice" to be made by the newspaper if it accepted adverts concerning the sale of sexual services, in theory a change of Government will not alter that situation.

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Our locals papers have never stopped letting us advertise :D

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Our locals papers have never stopped letting us advertise :D

Local papers in Beds & Herts are still carrying the same assortment of ads too, nearly a page full in the Comet as I'm sure Interested will confirm.

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The guardian and echo in Essex and the Kent New Shopper stopped the ads both claiming it was due to HH

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The MK papers still accept our ads.x

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The guardian and echo in Essex and the Kent New Shopper stopped the ads both claiming it was due to HH

Essentially that is true, however provided that the adverts do not infringe any pornography etc. legislation then realistically there is little or nothing that legally can be done to stop them, ironically the repeal of the "immoral earnings" legislation by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 makes it almost impossible to stop adverts concerning the sale of sexual services, prior to SOA 2003 there was a theoretical possibility of legal proceedings, but now there is little or no chance.

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Local papers in Beds & Herts are still carrying the same assortment of ads too, nearly a page full in the Comet as I'm sure Interested will confirm.

WHT too. The only change recently has been the disaappearance of the ad from the place that was raided.

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Do people still look for wg's in the paper? I would have thought the internet would have killed it.

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hi all i heard the problem was the poppy project a charity that helps victims of sex trafficking was shouting about financial gain brothels get by newspaper ads newsquest stopped printing the ads papers did not like the bad publicity

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All papers in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria regions stopped carrying Escort ads some years ago. At least one publication indicated it was due to pressure from the government. It could only have been that as their pages were generally full of the ads all charged higher than normal classified rates.

I have however since seen at least on of these papers carry an ad for Thai Massage in the Health & Beauty section. I presume that is a straight, bona fide massage!

Only one available to everyone is the Sport and yes some guys do still use it. Lost count of the times I've been told "I'm too old for the internet" or "I can't use the PC at home".

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newsquest stopped the ads as (according to them) there was a link between the ads & trafficking. however a change of govt may eventually see the ads appearing again

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Do people still look for wg's in the paper? I would have thought the internet would have killed it.

I was thinking the same. I wouldnt book a girl through the paper. Id much rather find her on the web as theres more details and pics, etc.

Are there many clients who still book just on an ad in the paper? (Although I note the MK ones have their web site address so maybe it more for advertising the web address)

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newsquest stopped the ads as (according to them) there was a link between the ads & trafficking.

In which case they should publish them for free, 72pt, Bold, red, on the front page.

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Do people still look for wg's in the paper? I would have thought the internet would have killed it.

I do on occassion but there are punters out there who havent got the internet, i would think they must be an ever reducing minority though.

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I used to use the local paper's and still would if they carried advert's for a spare of the moment punt, but find the internet a good source if I have the time without work coleagues or family looking over my shoulder.

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newsquest stopped the ads as (according to them) there was a link between the ads & trafficking. however a change of govt may eventually see the ads appearing again

Some papers started to demand ID to take the ads. Think this happened in Bristol

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I do on occassion but there are punters out there who havent got the internet, i would think they must be an ever reducing minority though.

I'me of course an Internet user. The papers though must still be used by masses of people. The number of people I know who are clueless about using the Internet, or don't have it. Added why bother to card in London, there must be again many who just pick up a card or and advert from the paper.

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Do people still look for wg's in the paper? I would have thought the internet would have killed it.

You would have thought so, as I did. Talking to a parlor owner where adverts are still allowed in the local rag his internet site only accounts for about 15% of his business.

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Some papers started to demand ID to take the ads. Think this happened in Bristol

This is more common than you think. I remember the days of the Surrey Add when they would only accept cash because they thought those in the industry were more likely to commit credit card fraud and use dodgy cards :rolleyes:

These days its credit card or debit card only transactions with a full name and address so they have a record of who is placing the adds. There was a rumour that this was at the request of the police so they could monitor who was placing adds within the industry although I have no idea if thats true or not

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All HH did was to instigate the issueing of "guidelines", it was, and AFAIK still is, a "choice" to be made by the newspaper if it accepted adverts concerning the sale of sexual services, in theory a change of Government will not alter that situation.

The problem is most of our local rags are owned by the Johnstone Press Group and as corporate policy they decided not to take personal services ads. Unfortunately that decision covers 200+ local papers.

See : http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/titles/_johnsto.html

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I'm not sure whether or not local papers in Scotland have taken ads at all in recent years, say the last 5 or so, but I'm willing to stand corrected. A lot of print sources like the Friday Ad aren't available here either. Obviously you have the Sport, but I'm not sure how many girls actually use it since it is very expensive and results in loads of silly calls.

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The problem is most of our local rags are owned by the Johnstone Press Group and as corporate policy they decided not to take personal services ads. Unfortunately that decision covers 200+ local papers.

See : http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/titles/_johnsto.html

Well in that case it is very unlikely that a change of administration is going have much effect, BTW do you happen to know upon what the Johnstone Press Group corporate policy is based?

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newsquest stopped the ads as (according to them) there was a link between the ads & trafficking. however a change of govt may eventually see the ads appearing again

Oh yes a Tory government is really going to want to be seen to be openly encouraging prostitution and trafficking by saying to the newspapers advertise prostitutes please. Their economic policies may well ecourage prostitution, from poor women going on the game so they can eat to Lord Ashroft spending the return on his investment, however hypocrisy and double standards have long been Tory norms.

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Oh yes a Tory government is really going to want to be seen to be openly encouraging prostitution and trafficking by saying to the newspapers advertise prostitutes please.

Well it would certainly make more sense than saying don't advertise.

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