Tarts Ahoy!April 30, 2021 Tim WorstallSex19 CommentsDisabled people can be taken to prostitutes by care workers, judge rules Exclusive: Hugging expected to get go-ahead by June 21 Only 7 or 8 weeks to wait…… previousThis is going to be fun – define racismnextAh, yes, this is about right 19 thoughts on “Tarts Ahoy!” Addolff April 30, 2021 at 6:47 am Disabled people can be taken to prostitutes drug dealers by care workers, judge rules. If not, why not? Tim Worstall April 30, 2021 at 6:59 am Well, partly because prostitution is legal, drug dealing or possession is not….. bloke in spain April 30, 2021 at 7:00 am One thing’s legal, the other isn’t? Been a feature of Covid. What you can or cannot do being decided by the whims of others. Now you’re waiting for government permission to hug. Addolff April 30, 2021 at 8:26 am Bloody hell, shows what a sheltered life i’ve led. John Lewis April 30, 2021 at 9:07 am Presumably with the “Pretty Woman” proviso of no kissing. El Draque April 30, 2021 at 9:34 am A local council in the Netherlands agreed to pay for a disabled man to get a regular visit from a prostitute. Argument was, human rights include the right to intimate relations. Not paying for a whore would deny him his human rights. PJF April 30, 2021 at 9:42 am Tax payers must subsidise prostitution, judge rules. Andy ex-Taiwan April 30, 2021 at 9:45 am What if the prostitute turns down a disabled client? Could they be sued for discrimination? jgh April 30, 2021 at 9:50 am Surely this is a step to a National Nookie Service. Gimmie my rights! I demand a shag! PJF April 30, 2021 at 10:04 am – What if the prostitute turns down a disabled client? Could they be sued for discrimination? Andy, the shag won’t go ahead until “a comprehensive risk assessment has been undertaken and a care plan devised which will illuminate whether and, if so, how such a visit may be arranged.” The care workers will vet the sex workers, like they do with people wishing to adopt. Better not be any copies of the Telegraph lying around. Steve April 30, 2021 at 10:07 am Well, they’re fucked now Penseivat April 30, 2021 at 10:11 am Just waiting for some expert sociologist to suggest that prostitutes are directly employed by social services. However, this could mean the government being, indirectly, screwed by the public instead of the other way around, and this just will not do. Baron Jackfield April 30, 2021 at 11:09 am @Penseivat… If the hookers are directly employed by social services wouldn’t that make it possible to institute a prosecution of HMG for “living off immoral earnings”..? In A P Herbert’s “Uncommon Law, Misleading Cases”, his main character “Albert Haddock” discovered a law-abiding prostitute who paid Income Tax – and issued proceedings against the Commissioners of the Inland Revenue for precisely that. I can’t remember whether he won the case. Grikath April 30, 2021 at 11:32 am @El Draque. Well yes.. Since the complete legalisation of prostitution here, the Ladies and Gents of Negotiable Affection are simply self-employed entrepeneurs ( including chamber of commerce reg, tax duties, and the lot..) providing a service. If you can prove any service is a neccessity for your physical or mental well-being on a medical level you can apply for Special Care subsidy. Which in this case was granted, eventually.. It’s certainly not the weirdest, nor the most are-you-taking-the-piss? thing people have gotten away with using that clause.. And to be fair… the guy could not ..take matters into his own hands.. anymore. @Andy Easy… Not Her Specialty.. I see a golden opportunity for the NHS to become even more Inclusive and Non-Discrimatory here… Tim Worstall April 30, 2021 at 11:34 am This was the basis of a lovely Alan Coren piece decades back. The NNS provided an ageing slag who insisted she was allowed a pudding with her pre-shag date/meal. Bloke notes a friend being fawned over by buxom young blond. But, but – ah, I went private…… Alex April 30, 2021 at 12:04 pm @BaronJackfield Likewise the EU insists that drug dealing and prostitution should be included in GDP, from which they take 1%. Jdbdbejd April 30, 2021 at 12:20 pm Wait…So there are people being paid to watch disabled people have sex with prostitutes? With British accents? And it’s legal? I believe I have a batch of our finest Americans coming your way. BniC April 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm Wonder if they will allow any exemption for religious beliefs as with nurses and abortion, as noted above start of a slippery slope that just leads to more and more bureaucracy Russtovich April 30, 2021 at 4:50 pm So… you can’t hug a stranger, but you can fuck one? Bloody hell. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.