The right of people in this country to decide by mutual agreement whether and under what conditions they consent to sexual intercourse is fundamental. In particular, it has never been illegal to pay for consensual sex since at least as far back as Magna Carta.
The government are now proposing to criminalise men who pay for sex for the first time in this country's history. That would constitute a radical change in the legal position for which the government has no electoral mandate, since the policy at the time of the 2005 general election was to legalise brothels operated by a small number of sex workers.
We therefore call upon the government to obtain a mandate from the electorate before introducing any bill on prostitution.
While we all know these petitions make little difference to government policy. Because they couldn't care less about us plebs. It may help advertise the issue and spark some debate in the MSM.
I ask all liberal minded people to sign this petition. Because in any free and fair society people should be able to practice love and trade as they wish.
And because a legal, licensed industry will be much safer for sex workers.