This is a bit new isn’t it?

The decision to keep the identities of two police officers a secret after they had sex with prostitutes while on duty has been described as disgraceful.

Obviously the rozzers shouldn’t be shagging while they’re being paid to catch crims. Obviously.

But this is rather a step forward, don’t you think? Because prostitution is legal, so is going to one. The offence then is simply not doing what one is paid to do rather than anything else. Akin to that checking of Facebook you do while at the office.

Which is, as I say, an advance. For the standard reading of this in our own past, or today in many other countries, would be that the coppers were getting a freebie off the professionals in order not to charge them with being professionals.

This is bunking off, not blackmail, which is indeed an advance.

8 thoughts on “This is a bit new isn’t it?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It depends. Did they pay? There are still plenty of reasons why prostitutes might need the local fuzz onside and hence why they might feel the need to provide if they ask.

    On the other hand, someone has just been fired for using a traffic camera to look down some woman’s cleavage. Cleavage I should point out the woman put on display for men to look at. And about which viewing she was utterly unaware. A victimless crime if ever there was one. But not professional.

  2. Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    Also an advance is Corbyn’s public statement that he favours the decriminalisation of the sex industry.

    “I am in favour of decriminalising the sex industry. I don’t want people to be criminalised. I want to be [in] a society where we don’t automatically criminalise people. Let’s do things a bit differently and in a bit more civilised way.”

    See, he’s not all bad.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Witchsmeller Pursuivant – “See, he’s not all bad.”

    Now he is f**ked. It is one thing to p!ss all over veterans. It is another to annoy the Sisters.

  4. All going to be moot soon, as we’re going to adopt the Nordic Model. They’re currently going through a pantomime of “consideration”, but End Demand, another Fawcett Society front group led by Kat Banyard, have been appointed to report on implementation, which is about as neutral as asking the Nazi Party to report on multiculturalism.

    This all based on feminist dogma and campaigning which Dave will tell us has “no influience whatsoever”.

    It’s all the fault of the suppliers (e.g. Big Tobacco, McDonalds, Big Oil etc) unless they’re women, in which case it’s the fault of the men who purchase.

  5. Regarding this, “Because prostitution is legal, so is going to one”, there does not have to be any legal equivalence. For example in Sweden, prostitution (making an offer) is legal, but going to one (accepting the offer) is a criminal offense.

  6. Pjt,

    Yes, that was my point. It’s called the Nordic Model. It’s making half a trade illegal and half a trade legal. Which happens under feminist law, because only men are supposed to be punished. But it is not just, or even rational.

    One interesting example is Canada. Some prostitutes got together to challenge the prohibition of brothels constitutionally, and won. The result though was that the feminists who control western sexual politics simply imposed the Nordic Model, as in Sweden, instead, thus criminalising the customers.

    It’s as barmy as saying that pubs are legal, but anyone who buys a drink will be arrested.

  7. http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/2014/10/end-demand-fawcett-supports-new-sexual-exploitation-campaign/

    Seema Malhotra MP, “Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence against Women and Girls”, is involved in the End Demand campaign. Hence, Corbyn calling for the decriminalisation of sex workers – while probably saying ‘sotto voce’ that the male clientele should be criminalised. However, given that that clientele is well represented in the Houses of Parliament, I can’t see any such legislation being enacted in the near future – unless Corbyn is elected, of course.

  8. Theo-

    They’re creeping up to it. The Commons Committee has already decided to recommend the Nordic Model.

    This comes back to one of the problems with representative democracy, particularly in a moralist society. MPs don’t want to be seen to be voting for immorality. It’s easier to go with the flow even if they privately don’t agree.

    The Proggies have been edging things this way for some time. They’ve learned to play the long game a long time ago. I will be genuinely amazed if the next relevant legislation is not the imposition of the Nordic Model.

    Bear in mind also that the recommendation is that purchasing sex be a criminal act if done in another jurisdiction as well, once more extending the courts beyond our own borders. So, if you legally purchase sex in the Netherlands or Germany, it will be a criminal act here.

    We can also, this being England, expect Plod to go fishing for convictions, partly to bolster their new Crusadin’ ideology, and partly because it’s much easier than the difficult stuff like catching burglars.

    Also, the EU have already “asked” member states to impose the Nordic Model, thanks to lobbying by the European Womens Lobby (yet another pressure group funded by those they lobby), whom Dave always assures us have no influence. You know how enthusiastic British governments are about doing what the EU “asks” them to do.

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