Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes the ‘sex industry’ should be decriminalised.
Talking to students in London 3 March 2016, he spoke about how he wanted a society “where we don’t automatically criminalise people”.
His comments were criticised by ex-Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman. She said prostitution was “exploitation and abuse” not “an industry”.
Amnesty International delegates voted August 11, 2015, to support a policy that calls for decriminalisation of the sex trade.
The English Collective of Prostitutes and the US PROStitutes Collective welcomed the move. They said it’s rooted in “respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of sex workers”.
March 2014, Sex workers from across the UK and rest of Europe crammed into a select committee room in the House of Commons. They were there to argue against plans to change prostitution laws that would criminalise clients.
The parliamentary meeting was hosted by Labour MP John McDonnell . It was organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes and the People’s Parliament.
ynuk.tv was inside and followed the debate
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) August 11, 2015
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