Naming and Shame

Didn’t these ladies (sex workers in London) used to promote their activities with stickers in phone boxes?  Now, apparently, they get publicity via a Metropolitan Police website.  Is Dutch liberalism breaking out in London?  I believe we should return to the days of ‘rogues’ under the old Vagrancy Act with respect to the criminal antisocial, if only to drive their activities underground so we don’t have to suffer the nuisance that comes with them.  Solon (the ‘law giver’) was popular in Greece because he legalised brothels.  I have no time for such myself, nor the crack house – but if we must have them why can they not be hidden away in designated areas or the activities done so quietly we don’t notice them (and immediately smashed if we do)?

I don’t want to delve in the private sleaze of others from pompous morality, but the quid pro quo is surely for those who want it not to stick it up my nose.  We certainly need something better than picking on the poor sod end of it all – those likely to be exploited.  Should we make whores feel shame, or smurfing bankers?