Should the UK reassess its priorities and make buying sex illegal?

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Women's groups and EU officials want the government to punish clients not prostitutes...

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The UK is being urged to follow the example of Nordic countries by making buying sex, rather than selling it, illegal.

Women's groups, EU officials and activists believe clients should be branded the criminals, rather than the women selling their bodies.

But why now? Well, experts believe Britain will become a stomping ground for prostitutes and clients because our policies on sex work as so different to the rest of Europe.

France has already adopted the Nordic model, so should Britain follow suit? There's been some debate on Twitter...




Even though criminalising those who pay for sex sounds like the right move, British police claim it will be completely impossible to enforce and could put female prostitutes at even greater risk.

Currently, selling sex is not illegal in the UK, but soliciting, kerb crawling and running a brothel are.

Should the UK make buying sex illegal?
Absolutely yes. 33.33%
No, it's not practical. 66.67%
They should make buying and selling illegal. 0.00%


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