If that did happen it certainly would not stop me punting, it would stop me voting labour ever. 'Smiths' I know it's a bit late for this but will things every change in your opinion will there come a time when progress is made. I think in how gay rights has come on in the last 20 years or so. It just seems so futile to try to be anti something that has been around for so long.
Blunkett was all ready to legislate so i read when he was Home Secretary, the problem was people like Harridan. Blairs government were the ones that brought in the R18 porn film certificate and they made a pragmatic decision that they couldnt stop net porn so would try to regulate what they found acceptable so at that time anything was possible. Sadly it obviously didnt happen with prostitution, i have no doubt that legalisation would mean much higher prices for punters simply on my logic that anything government gets it snout in ends up costing us more, and if we followed a model like in areas of New Zealand it would be officially only covered services like OW due to health and safety, yes punting would be within their remit.
The positives would be less scumbag pimps as those that existed would be CRB checked and monitored, all adding to our costs of course. WGs being able to work together legally and in theory no underage, coerced or trafficked WGs. However, as it is now a WG can come and go without leaving a trace, no doubt that wouldnt be an option as WGs would have to register.
So it could happen in my view but no idea when and in reality no new laws actually need passing as there are more than enough existing ones. Its just the police in many areas choose not to enforce those laws around brothels and the street scene. And in my view the same would occur with criminalising all punters, many police areas wouldnt enforce the law as they couldnt afford to or the top cops chose not to. In addition the police prostitution lead, Armitt stated he didnt see a problem with consenting adults having sex in private off-street, that to me means he sees no problem with Indies and their punters punting in private.
Of course as i posted previously if Harridan gets back in and has the power to do so i have no doubt she will continue her crusade, to her its girl power to criminalise us filthy scumbags. The Tories have stated they have no present plans to introduce new laws, of course they could easily bring something in though at any time.
And i would imagine overall decriminalisation is more likely then legalisation, to me that would be easier to pass, but at present we are light years from either option. I cant see it being something that will have much public support due to the skewed media perception portrayed, i also cant see many MPs standing up to say they wanted to see prostitution with willing WGs off-street in brothels legalised or decriminalised as things are now.
Because many WGs and punters for obvious reasons wish to keep it a secret this suits the antis of course who can say what they like with relatively little comeback, Belle De Jour aka Dr Magnanti and the prostitutes collective do some media work but its a small number compared to the antis. What i call an uphill fight.