Within hours of the Sunday Mirror’s front page headline – “Labour MP Keith Vaz and the prostitutes at his flat” – hitting the newsstands, campaigners were calling for the committee’s ongoing inquiry into prostitution to be wound up.
Nordic Model Now, which campaigns for the abolition of prostitution, said the committee should immediately scrap it because the MP’s actions were tantamount to a conflict of interests.
The campaign group said that the inquiry should be reconvened with members – 50 per cent of whom should be women – who have no history of sex buying.
Err, hello? This is a democracy?
Different groups should be represented? Different viewpoints?