The Economist: Caveat emptor – Britain’s prostitution laws are a mess. The proposed alternatives are worse

SALLY abandoned a job in management to sell sex. She works independently, without the interference of an agency or a pimp. She is not victimised and relishes the fact that she has full control of what she does and when she does it. Her clients are a mix of men and a few women. They are not criminals or rapists; they are, however, lonely. But if the government follows the recommendations of a report released on March 3rd by the all-party Parliamentary group on prostitution, her customers would become lawbreakers.

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