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Prostitution And Politics: Government Clamp Down On Legal Activity

by | 10th, February 2008

vice-cards.jpg THE Times reports: “Ministers want to block the phone numbers of prostitutes who advertise their services in newspapers and telephone booths in an attempt to stifle the illegal sex trade.

“Police forces would identify suspected prostitutes to the telephone companies, which would be required to cut off their numbers.”

So if you are suspected of being a prostitute not proven you will have your phone cut off?

Prostitution exchanging participation in sexual activities for money or other goods in the UK is not illegal but there are a number of offences linked to it. For example, it is an offence to ‘procure’ a prostitute or to use premises as a brothel and thereby live off ‘immoral earnings’.

So the Government is going to cut off the phones of people engaging in legal activity?

And that’s not all. “It is 10 times more dangerous to work on

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