While comment is free……Guardian leader:
So others call for a change in the law. Straight legalisation of sex work is ruled out….
The problem with this being that sex work isn\’t illegal in the first place. Anyone and everyone has the perfect liberty to whore out their gonads (or any other part of their anatomy).
What are illegal are the acts of soliciting (approaching potential customers), working in association (working in a brothel) or employing an agent (a madam or pimp).
As one of the commenters there puts it, this sort of prostitution in Bradford, the junkies offering it up for the price of a couple of wraps, would probably be best dealt with by the free issue of heroin….or decriminalisation, legalisation, or heroin, take your pick.
Oh, and just to get one in before someone else mentions it. Making it illegal for men to buy sex (the \”Swedish option\”) isn\’t going to help. The accusation is currently three murders…those willing to murder are unlikely to be worried about the sex part being illegal, are they?