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Re: OT: Is prostitution legal in Europe?

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
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! - andrew.