The Week In Politics, today, 30/11/14
Just saw a report on the new Bill on the programme "The Week In Politics" which was surprisingly balanced. There was an interview with an Irish sex worker with a Swedish friend in the industry who said it was a disaster for sex workers, an academic who was interviewed by The JOC who said she was treated unfairly when trying to put pro sex worker views to those nutters, David Walsh (who is he?) made an appearance as a sex work advocate and on the other side we had Sarah (looking like a typical ravishing Irish MILF!) claiming the main focus will be on targeting Pimps rather than small fry punters (well actually the main focus will be on collecting fines off punters' backs making the state the nastiest pimp of all) and The Minister For The Interior, spouting nonsense about trafficking (it's doing nothing to prevent this evil where it exists in reality) and misguidedly saying there has been a trend towards these type of laws (there hasn't, in effective it has been rejected recently where it has been attempted except up North!) and also pointing out it was modernising our laws - What putting the lives of sex workers at very real risk?
And not a Justine Reilly or Rachel Moran in sight!
Joan Collins TD (no, not the babe from Dynasty) was supportive of known sex worker advocate Claire Daly, which is very good! And Aine lawlor extended the debate into a wish to see more cross party supported laws when bringing in Dickey Bruton and McGrath of FF!
It's worth a watch and will be on later tonight also and available on the I-Player!
But for better or worse there is still a bit to go before this insanity becomes law, so lets not be complacent and become as active as we can!
Interestingly, with our Minister for the interior strongly promoting it, her colleague the minister for the interior in Finland, a lady also, was absolutely gagging for it, but her cabinet colleagues told her 'no' and they have a law similar to the England/Wales one on having sex with a coerced woman which isn't a bad law!
Last edited by The Libertarian; 30-11-14 at 14:29.
Ride them on the beaches!