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Douglas asked me to publish his recent talk at Durham University. Comments welcome as always. THE CENTRE FOR SEX GENDER AND SEXUALITIES SEX GEN SEMINAR SEX WORK IN THE NORTH … Continue reading

19 February, 2015 · Leave a comment


I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and that we are all looking forward to a prosperous new year. For sex workers 2014 has been a mixed bag. Here … Continue reading

26 December, 2014 · 6 Comments

Sworn Evidence Concealed By Justice Committee Stormont

The adoption of Swedish style legislation in NI, that will criminalise the clients of sex workers, (which, although not law yet, has been passed with the support of the majority … Continue reading

23 October, 2014 · Leave a comment


These are just initial thoughts for a much longer piece. Comments are welcome. I have not put links in this piece but will in the next. Male and trans sex … Continue reading

5 August, 2014 · Leave a comment


A post by UglyMugs.ie who you can follow on twitter @uglymugsie The Canadian Government’s new sex work bill includes a provision banning the advertising of sexual services. Ireland did the … Continue reading

7 June, 2014 · 4 Comments

Victory — closure order on sex workers’ Soho flat defeated; the flat re-opens!

Some very good new, a victory, working flat in Soho opens after appeal against closure order. Posted from The English Collective of Prostitutes website Two sex workers’ flats in Soho, … Continue reading

23 February, 2014 · 1 Comment

ICRSE Press Release re Mary Honeyball MEP’s report on sex work

ICRSE Press Release re Mary Honeyball MEP’s report on sex work 470 NGOS AND 45 RESEARCHERS DEMAND MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REJECT MARY HONEYBALL’S REPORT. PRESS RELEASE More than 470 … Continue reading

19 February, 2014 · Leave a comment

A letter to the PSNI and The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland

Chief Constable Matt Baggott Police Service of Northern Ireland Police Headquarters Brooklyn 65 Knock Road Belfast BT5 6LE comsec1@psni.pnn.police.uk CC The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland 17 February 2014 … Continue reading

17 February, 2014 · 1 Comment

Justice Chair to prostitute: Would you not rather do it for free?

This interview of Laura Lee by Simon Gibbs has been crossposted from the Libertarian Home. Laura Lee gave evidence to the Northern Ireland Justice committee. Her treatment was despicable, especially considering the legislation proposed is meant to protect Laura Lee.

31 January, 2014 · 7 Comments

Rupert Everett in defence of Soho and sex workers

There are two articles in the Observer today which show how the police in London have so got it wrong in their policing of prostitution. Oh and a third article … Continue reading

19 January, 2014 · 1 Comment