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It is hard to express the sinking feeling, the feeling of disappointment and of utter disbelief that I felt when I read that the Edinburgh saunas had been raided. Read … Continue reading

9 June, 2013 · Leave a comment


Read More Below is the speech I made at the Edinburgh debate on the 3rd June at the McDonald Holyrood Hotel organised by the Edinburgh group of the SOLAS Centre … Continue reading

5 June, 2013 · 4 Comments

JULIE BINDEL loving sex work (NOT) in the Spectator.

Julie Bindel, hater of sex workers, transsexuals, gay men, men, vegetarians and women who are not middle class journalists ( and ideally lesbian ) has been hating again, this time … Continue reading

4 February, 2013 · 29 Comments

Who pays the piper?

A shorter version of this will be appearing in The Occupied Times. It is common for the British to look at the American system of lobbying government and smile disdainfully. … Continue reading

28 January, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Sessions

Sunday, 20 January 2013 The Sessions This weekend sees the launch of┬áThe Sessions, a film which is creating quite a stir in the media. Starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, … Continue reading

20 January, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sexual Entertainment Venues and managing risk

Harlots is pleased to announce the initial finding of research into attitudes toward adult entertainment venues and an assessment of their influence on nuisance and safety in areas where they … Continue reading

9 December, 2012 · Leave a comment

A letter to The Irish Times

A Chara, I am an Irish sex worker of 17 years experience and although I now live in Scotland, I lived and worked in Ireland until 2003. The current consultation … Continue reading

28 August, 2012 · 3 Comments

People smugglers target their victims as organ donors and house slaves

I was made aware of this article in the Guardian by a fb friend. The article talks about the first official assessment of human trafficking data in the UK. Firstly, … Continue reading

27 August, 2012 · Leave a comment


Time will tell if the introduction of the first UK nationwide Ugly mug scheme will be good news for sex workers or bad, or more likely indifferent. An ugly mug, … Continue reading

16 August, 2012 · 3 Comments

Back to Brothels

On Tuesday the 19th, every sex worker’s rights activist in Scotland was either at Holyrood or on the phone monitoring the progress of the Justice Committee’s decision re Rhoda Grant’s … Continue reading

25 June, 2012 · 5 Comments