11/02/10

Note to UK sex workers: vote Tory

Yesterday, I sat at the TED conference in California and watched David Cameron pledge to make policies that support prostitutes.

He didn’t say it in those words, exactly, but he did promise firmly to make policy that “goes with the grain of human nature”. That would be a massive change for the UK: Labour’s old fashioned feminists have allowed their best intentions to get the better of their common sense. That’s saddled us with laws that put prostitutes lives AND livelihoods in danger.

David Cameron is a politician on the stump, so everything he says should be taken with several grains of salt. But the the goody-two-shoes meddling of the likes of Harriet Harman and Jaqui Smith has become so tiresome that maybe we should take Cameron at his word, and hold him to it. Political bondage, in the best possible sense…

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  1. Comment by Roger, 11/02/10, 01:48:

    “Common wisdom” would tell you that this is no surprise as sleazy Torries are well known to be the sole users of such services…

    As we all know, there is indeed no prostitution in communist or socialist countries….

    😉

  2. Comment by Anna Feruglio Dal Dan, 12/02/10, 10:25:

    We’ll be getting him whether we like or not, so we might as well look for the silver lining.

    But I don’t see the Tories supporting prostitution, anyway. Just like they don’t support divorce, abortion, and liberal correctional policies. Their base won’t stand for it. Oh yeah, they might divorce, use prostitutes, and have abortions – but they will never stand for *other people* to do so.

  3. Comment by Paddy, 17/02/10, 12:43:

    Very much agreed, Anna.

    Incidentally, the Lib Dem position is much more explicit and to the point, imho:

    http://www.libdems.org.uk/press_releases_detail.aspx?title=Criminalising_clients_will_not_help_trafficked_prostitutes_%e2%80%93_Baroness_Miller_of_Chilthorne_Dormer&pPK=749a3580-18b9-4f3f-a19e-cffb2c5f3cd0

    Statement of interest: I am not a Lib Dem party member, but I have voted for them in the past.

  4. Comment by elizabeth, 25/02/10, 04:36:

    This comment by e-mail from Rory in South Africa:

    To ban things which spring from a natural human disposition is behaving like
    king Canute. Not only that but it provides a steady income stream for criminal
    underworld whilst costing the tax payer an arm and a leg trying to enforce the
    ban. The same holds true for presently banned addictive substances. They should
    also be brought fully into social purview. Society would then have more chance
    of dealing with them.

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