Archive for May, 2015

Correspondence with Green Party leader Caroline Lucas part 1

May 7, 2015

Harlots Parlour

Following the debate on sex work policy that was held at the Green Party conference this September, I decided to make use of the opportunity presented by the fact that I had in the run-up to the European elections in May written to their leader, Caroline Lucas, since she was standing as my local Member of the European Parliament.

At the debate, she urged her party to consider changing from a full decriminalisation approach to prostitution and instead adopt the Swedish Model. This marked a change in the policy from that which she had outlined in her reply in the Spring, which favoured something closer to the Dutch or New Zealand model. So I wrote to her again, explaining why the Swedish model is opposed by just about all the sex workers’ rights advocacy groups I know:

I am writing to you because you are my local MEP…

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