Re: OT: Is prostitution legal in Europe?
|Date:||Thursday, March 6, 2008, 3:09|
On Thu, 06 Mar 2008, Peter Collier wrote:
> --- Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Mark J. Reed writes:
> > Let's collect a list. I used Google and Wikipedia,
> > the strongest
> > allies for gathering reliable information, to start
> > a list:
> > allowed: Prostitution Running brothels
> > Netherlands: yes yes
> > Germany: yes yes
> > France: yes no
> > Spain: yes no
> > Italy: yes no
> > Greece: yes yes
> UK - Eng+W yes/no^1 no ^2
> UK - Scot yes/no no
>New Zealand has recently decriminalised prostitution. This has not
stopped my hypochristian brethren venting on the issue or at least one
city council attempting to pass a bylaw to keep brothels out of the
city centre. Apparently it is not a tourist attraction.
A friend who works at the Southland District Council recounts the story
that after they rationalised the numbering in one small town so the
numbers alternated across the street they were visited by a district
councillor as the new number of one of his elderly lady constuents had
previously belonged to a well frequented house down the road!
In Dunedin I think I could name three places of interest to those
inclined, although I can give no evidence of the quality of their
services. Any evidence of streetside solicitation is anecdotal that I
have heard of -- except for loud young men shouting out of fast cars --
and I favour the automatic execution of those young idiots anyway!