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Prostitution Bill

Jackie Smith the Home Secretary is to introduce a Bill making it an offence to have sex with a prostitute ‘who is controlled by a pimp’. It will not be a defence for the punter to say he didn’t know.

Politicians don’t live in the real world and even the police say this proposal will be all but impossible to handle. Prostitution has been around since human kind first stood upright and probably even before then. It doesn’t matter what laws are passed it cannot be stopped and the illegality of it only serves to make life more dangerous for the women.

If the politicians truly have the women’s interest at heart, as they say they do, then for goodness sake simply legalise the profession and licence brothels. The women are then protected, the pimps are out of work, the exchequer benefits from taxation and sexual health for those involved can be safer.

Yes there would be an outcry at such an idea from the usual suspects such as the churches but once implemented the real benefits would soon become apparent and it would all die down. Politicians should lead and not follow, otherwise what is the point of them?

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