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The buying of sex is now illegal in Scotland!

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Leithlurker Wed 03-Jul-13 04:56:45

Aboutus: The link is not to a bill that has been passed in to law, it is a link to a proposed bill. Not even a bill that is currently making it's way through the different steps to become law. It is only saying that it has crossed the first theshold of the process. I am sorry but you seem to have misunderstood the meaning of the information on the page.

aboutus Wed 03-Jul-13 02:08:08

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SirChenjin Sat 29-Jun-13 15:41:03

I've just been onto the SG website and can't see this mentioned anywhere - link please OP?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 29-Jun-13 15:39:29

Rhoda Grant's Bill was not passed. It failed to gain cross-party support and has been booted.

Rhoda is disappointed.

GoshAnneGorilla Sat 29-Jun-13 15:34:57

Shall I get my bingo card out?

Are we about to hear about the tons of "sex workers" who love their work, have wonderful, lovely clients (because they are super clever and know how to spot dodgy men, unlike the many women working in the sex industry who are attacked by punters) and it's just the mean nasty feminists who make the world a sad place for the many, many "happy hookers" out there.

Bonus points for any accusations that being anti sex industry means you're frigid/jealous/bad in bed/paranoid your husband will sleep with a prostitute.

Eyes down everyone...

WhentheRed Sat 29-Jun-13 06:20:03

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minnehaha Sat 29-Jun-13 04:43:02

Three (at least) prostitutes?...Wow!

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Fri 28-Jun-13 22:25:38

Depressing, but yes, you'd hope it'd be reported.

Leithlurker Fri 28-Jun-13 22:18:51

The top politicle story in most of the Scottish media today was the introduction of a 5p tax on plastic bags that was voted in to law today by the Scottish Parliament, not saying we do not have a lot going on up here but I definitely think the passing of a law criminalising the buying of sex would make the news. Nothing on any news outlet even some English based papers, so I think this is hope without any substance.

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Fri 28-Jun-13 22:11:29

Oh, I really hope this is true. I'd like a link too (don't use twitter).

Meantime, some good news for Ireland:

It does all sound very hopeful.

WhentheRed Fri 28-Jun-13 21:17:43

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minnehaha Fri 28-Jun-13 20:53:57

WhentheRed - and just how many prostitutes have you encountered in your day to day life?
FYI - one cannot be prosecuted for being a prostitute as it is LEGAL

WhentheRed Fri 28-Jun-13 20:29:36

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AKissIsNotAContract Fri 28-Jun-13 20:14:55

I don't see how this will protect women.

WhentheRed Fri 28-Jun-13 20:01:24

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Leithlurker Fri 28-Jun-13 18:40:32

I think we need a link, as I cannot find any evidence from the scottish media about this bill having passed, I find it odd that no mention appears.

willyoulistentome Fri 28-Jun-13 18:03:11

I think it's a good thing.

Ferraro1 Fri 28-Jun-13 18:00:30

The prostituted women themselves aren't committing any crimes, but the johns are. They are the ones who will be arrested.

badguider Fri 28-Jun-13 17:58:51


What does that mean for all the Edinburgh 'saunas'?

Ferraro1 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:58:26

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minnehaha Fri 28-Jun-13 17:57:42

Bloody politicians! :-(

Ferraro1 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:53:23

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