'The most progressive piece of thinking we've had for years' - Broadcaster praises call to legalise sex worker soliciting

Author and broadcaster Nichi Hodgson has welcomed the Commons Home Affairs Select committee's call to make soliciting by sex workers no longer a crime,

Legalising sex work could make it much safer, says the former dominatrix

Friday, July 1, 2016

Author and broadcaster Nichi Hodgson has welcomed the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee's call to legalise soliciting by sex workers.

The cross-party group of MPs is calling for the government to implement radical change on prostitution laws in England and Wales.

They also insisted there should be changes to brothel-keeping rules so prostitutes can share premises rather than deal with possible increased risks while working alone.

Hodgson, a former dominatrix, praised the committee. 

"It's the most progressive piece of thinking and writing we've had for a good few years," she told Julia Hartley-Brewer. "It seems like finally the MPs have got their act together and have had some real consideration. 

"They've really thought and listened to the opinions of sex workers and have taken the harm reduction approach. 

"In terms of social adaptability, attitudes to sex are changing, partly to do with the more free market approach.

"It depends on the individual, but I think people have really got down with this."