The former Tory cabinet minister Caroline Spelman has called for the UK to consider criminalising the purchase of sex and urged more male politicians to enter a public debate about the reform of prostitution laws.
Spelman, who as environment secretary from 2010 to 2012 was one of David Cameron’s few senior female ministers, said she supported the Nordic model, named after the system in Sweden, Iceland and Norway, which makes it a crime to buy, but not sell, sexual services.
Speaking to the Guardian, the MP said it was important for more men to make their views clear about the issue, which provokes strong feelings on both sides of the debate.
Well, here’s a man talking about it. Fuck off you sorry excuse for a thinking being.
1) If consenting adults wish to exchange money before rubbing genitals what the hell’s that got to do with you?
2) These people are lying to you:
Figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers, reproduced by the House of Commons library, suggest 17,000 of the estimated 30,000 women involved in off-street prostitution in England and Wales are immigrants, of whom 2,600 are deemed to have been trafficked and a further 9,200 are viewed as vulnerable.
We went looking for evidence of trafficking in Operation Pentameter. And every police force in the country tried to look at as many of the brothels, saunas and working girls as they could. And found enough evidence to charge, let alone convict, exactly no people of the vile and repugnant crime of sex slavery.
They did find evidence of quite a lot of economic migration, this is true, but economic migration and sex slavery aren’t the same thing. But what you’re being presented with there is the assumption that people who have come, legally or illegally, to this country and then decided to rent out their genitals are sex slaves. And this simply isn’t the case. No, not even under the UN definition of trafficking.
At best you and we are being lied to. At worst you know this but are repeating the lies.