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As she was aquitted by a jury, she feels confident in campaigning for what she believes in. Good luck to her, she is a shining light of common sense and I wish her great success.

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I know the lead-in times for these articles is at least 4-6 weeks so it was commissioned pre-election.

Oh now why spoil the thought of having a decent goverment :rolleyes:

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I know the lead-in times for these articles is at least 4-6 weeks so it was commissioned pre-election.

Really? When I or other ladies I know have been approached by the Press, it's usually a couple of days at most.

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What an excellent piece, and it shows how totally disjointed laws on prostitution and brothel keeping have become in the UK, mainly though knee-jerk legislation.

Most of the red tops focus on the seedy side of prostitution as it's an easy win for them, but I Claire Finch has made a very valid and important point about the fact some clients are older men, widowers and have disabilities. And they are lonely.

Those four aspects can apply to a large number of men of that age group, and while we all have 'human rights', is it correct that our right to some sexual enjoyment every month should be denied by prudish do-gooders who know not of our needs?

There are a growing number of men in their late 40s and 50 (and older) who have lost partners and loved ones as Claire points out, but can't commit to a new relationship for a variety of valid reasons. I am late 50s, still married (just) but dont relish trying to strike up a relationship with some frosty old bag with a blue rinse and a suitcase full of troubles. By living on your own, you are unlikely to fall out with yourself.

Claire is merely providing a discrete service in the community for the community - and there should be more like her. It would have been a tragedy had she been convicted.

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Labour have a bigger bee in their bonnet than the Tories do about the industry. But thankfully they are history and hopefuly gone for a very very long time.

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Really? When I or other ladies I know have been approached by the Press, it's usually a couple of days at most.

Colour Mags have a much longer lead-in time. Advetrisers like to know what articles will be appearing before buying space.

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Ah, thanks. I hadn't realised it was in the magazine section. :rolleyes:

[dumbfuck emoticon]

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Colour Mags have a much longer lead-in time. Advetrisers like to know what articles will be appearing before buying space.

That might apply to magazines like Glamour etc. but still doesnt to newspaper magazines, they work much in the same way as papers. They might have a marginal extra lead time but we're still talking about a week rather than weeks. I guess its the difference between a weekly glossy and a montly one

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That might apply to magazines like Glamour etc. but still doesnt to newspaper magazines, they work much in the same way as papers. They might have a marginal extra lead time but we're still talking about a week rather than weeks. I guess its the difference between a weekly glossy and a montly one

I assure you the lead-in times for the Guardian Magazine are far from short.

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Good article (but it would be unlikely any poster here is likely to think otherwise!).

Regarding the quote at the end, "Now I'm campaigning with the English Collective of Prostitutes to get the law changed so that a small group of women can work together for safety reasons", I hope that Claire and the ECP find campaigning against the ConDems (:eek:) a more rewarding experience than working with the previous administration. Best of luck from me.

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Labour have a bigger bee in their bonnet than the Tories do about the industry. But thankfully they are history and hopefuly gone for a very very long time.

That's one advantage of a Tory govt.

Tories = Public school boys

British Public Schools = a hotbed of buggery + sexual deviance

MPs prone to sexual deviance = less likely to draw attention to themselves by legislating against it.

Whereas Labour MPs were all right on socialists who married 'feminists' in the 1970s and as a result are far too pussy-whipped to put up a fight when a nutter like HH comes along.

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That's one advantage of a Tory govt.

Tories = Public school boys

British Public Schools = a hotbed of buggery + sexual deviance

MPs prone to sexual deviance = less likely to draw attention to themselves by legislating against it.

Whereas Labour MPs were all right on socialists who married 'feminists' in the 1970s and as a result are far too pussy-whipped to put up a fight when a nutter like HH comes along.

About the only advantage of the Tories, but well put.

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That might apply to magazines like Glamour etc. but still doesnt to newspaper magazines, they work much in the same way as papers. They might have a marginal extra lead time but we're still talking about a week rather than weeks. I guess its the difference between a weekly glossy and a montly one

Normal time for a monthly glossy between closing for press and hitting the news stands is between 4 and 6 working days, depening on size of publication. For a weekly, its around 2-3 days. It's worth noting that mags are distributed on either a time sensitive or non time sensitive basis, which costs the publisher more for the former. Sunday supplements have a longer lead time as SashaB suggested.

The key thing for every mag is hitting the deadline - the penalties per hour for an idle printing press when the deadline is missed, would keep some of you in WGs for a year.

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what an amazing story! I'm staggered that anyone would come out of the closet like that - is it similar to being open about homosexuality? I don't think so. I take my hat off to her - and to her neighbours come to that.

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