Tuesday, 18 August 2009

City Hall chiefs to end prostitution by 2012...

In a daring big government plan City Hall chiefs are planning to end prostitution in London before the Olympics...
Mobile phone networks have been asked to cut off pimps and prostitutes ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

City Hall chiefs have called on top phone companies to help crack down on prostitution and trafficking in the lead up to the sporting event.

They want help targeting numbers advertised on thousands of sex calling cards that litter phone boxes throughout the capital.

Kit Malthouse, deputy mayor for policing, said the mobile phone numbers are a valuable resource for those behind the sex industry.

He said an agreement must be reached between mobile phone networks and police that sees them taken out of use as soon as they are identified.

Mr Malthouse said: "If you are an American tourist and if you walk into a telephone box you would think it was a sex shop.

"We want a streamlined, agreed process for barring these numbers because they become very valuable for a number of reasons.

The great thing about these sort of plans is that they're always based on the assumption that the people running and using these services are as idiotic as the bureaucrats trying to stop them.

Have City Hall not contemplated that mobile phones are not the only form of communication? And that we might just be living in the information age? Which should make it quite easy for pimps and prostitutes to find a way around this.

Clearly not.

The only solution to this problem is to legalise and regulate prostitution. Then at least it might become a little safer for the women and men involved.

Everyone seems to know this apart from the moralising wing of the Conservative Party who currently sit in City Hall.


Andrew said...

Have City Hall not contemplated that most people don't use public phone booths these days? They are for the poor, foreign, desperate and rubbishy. Normal people use mobiles. Even more of them will come 2012.

Have the people in City Hall not considered that some people might want to take time out after watching loads of sweaty people running round in circles all day to go off somewhere for some horizontal refreshment? Man have nice bit of f*ck. Prozzie gets money. Prozzy spends money. Someone gets money, saves money, invests money, puts money towards new flat in Olympic village. Everybody happy. Simples.

Anonymous said...

Andrew: I agree, as Mises pointed out in his lesser known work "Human Intercourse", the surest way to avoid a depression is to pay for sex.