There seems to be more pressure on parlours from the allegations of
links to Trafficking (which seem to be massively hyped up)
links to drugs
links to crime
illegality of brothels
The fact girls can work Via AW and advertise free and keep all the cash they earn etc etc
Now it seems that Maids in parlours are targeted, under the POCA has been ordered to pay £10k or go to prison....
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/08/26/judge-orders-brothel-maid-to-pay-9991/ she is fucking ugly
Brothels have been illegal for years of course but tolerated in certain areas depending on the attitude of the top plod in any given area. I dont think this will change in the short to medium term, it clearly suits plod to have brothels at their mercy and i strongly suspect backhanders and/or free sex are offered to plod in some areas. They also know where they are and get intelligence from some i believe from reading posts and speaking to WGs.
Nowadays it makes very logical sense to me for plod to let a brothel open and continue operating unless they receive intelligence it has trafficked or coerced WGs or neighbours complain. Then when they think it must of made a decent amount of cash raid it for POCA. They are police cash machines in effect.
What i find fascinating is when a long standing brothel is raided and the owner done the judge doesnt always ask the very salient point of why on earth was a clearly illegal place allowed to operate for so long. Its often the case all the judge says in reply to the brothel owner making the point the police regularly visited the brothel so clearly knew about it and let it operate is its illegal under law and thats it without actually asking why was something illegal tolerated. Judges are not thick so must be aware of this toleration.
It also surprises me although as i go to brothels i am glad it doesnt often happen, that the rad-fems and others from the anti-prostitution brigade dont picket more brothels and force local top plod to enforce the law enlisting the help of local MPs both of which can hardly say no we cant get involved when evidence is there of law breaking.
This present grey area is the best we can hope for in my view, i cant see brothels being legalised and even if they were it would be the punter footing the bill by having to pay more to cover the costs of monitoring and enforcement with WGs having to pay a yearly registration fee and having to pay tax. The days of a WG doing it and then disappearing in secret would be over.