Lots of excellent commentary on the controversial clause 14 (which creates a strict liability offence for paying for sex with a trafficked prostitute, regardless of the punter’s knowledge) on the Lords of the blog site.

  • Exaggeration of “negative-sounding” stats: check
  • Emotive issue which affects relatively little of the population: check
  • Legislation creating criminal industries rather than solving problems: check

Time for legalisation, anyone?