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Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« on: 22 May 2020, 01:38:09 am »
So I've just had a page from Police Scotlands website thrown in my face in which it states that prostitution is illegal in Scotland. So have I missed something as last I knew it was still legal or are Police Scotland just idiots that don't know their own laws?

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #1 on: 22 May 2020, 09:00:54 am »
So I've just had a page from Police Scotlands website thrown in my face in which it states that prostitution is illegal in Scotland. So have I missed something as last I knew it was still legal or are Police Scotland just idiots that don't know their own laws?

What do you mean thrown in your face? Can you elaborate please? Maybe a client faking it trying to worry you?

Contact NUM and send them that page and then the police that work there can maybe contact them and put them right about the law.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #2 on: 22 May 2020, 10:50:16 am »
Hey, Im sure the law is the same in Scotland, as in, buying and selling is legal but there are laws around sex work which are illegal (like street soliciting, etc).

Can you put a link up, or a screen grab?

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #3 on: 22 May 2020, 11:10:32 am »
Can you put a link up, or a screen grab?

Links may not be posted on the board as per the forum rules. We can't stop people.PMing them.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #4 on: 22 May 2020, 11:45:09 am »
Oh I'm sorry I didn't realise.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #5 on: 22 May 2020, 11:52:13 am »
What do you mean thrown in your face? Can you elaborate please? Maybe a client faking it trying to worry you?

Contact NUM and send them that page and then the police that work there can maybe contact them and put them right about the law.

It wasnt a client it was someone on Facebook who was going on about prostitutes being given money meant for businesses

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #6 on: 22 May 2020, 12:47:46 pm »
Caledonia, I looked on the police site, it does say that in the Tourists and Visitors section. That's a fun holiday then! I emailed them about it a moment ago, lets see what they say.
Surely there's Scottish sex workers advocacy groups who can advise?
« Last Edit: 22 May 2020, 12:58:09 pm by saltysweet »
Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #7 on: 22 May 2020, 01:13:42 pm »
Caledonia, I looked on the police site, it does say that in the Tourists and Visitors section. That's a fun holiday then! I emailed them about it a moment ago, lets see what they say.
Surely there's Scottish sex workers advocacy groups who can advise?

Yes that's the section I seen it in. I commented on it on my Twitter and tagged them.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #8 on: 22 May 2020, 02:46:33 pm »
They replied within the hour, I'm impressed!
'the information is freely available on the internet'. Curiouser and curiouser!
Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #9 on: 22 May 2020, 05:12:26 pm »
They replied within the hour, I'm impressed!
'the information is freely available on the internet'. Curiouser and curiouser!

It might be freely available but if the first site you see is the official police site and it says it is illegal you are going to go by that.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #10 on: 22 May 2020, 07:58:14 pm »
Sounds to me like the police are trying to put men off of paying for sex!

Isn’t that false advertising really?

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #11 on: 14 June 2020, 08:58:04 pm »
English Collective of Prostitutes kindly replied to my enquiry this week. The statement on Police Scotland website is incorrect. There's no truth in it. Bring out the strumpets!

Google Scot Prep Org Workers Toolkit - 'it is not illegal to work as a sex worker in Scotland'
« Last Edit: 16 June 2020, 11:16:41 pm by saltysweet »
Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.

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Re: Police Scotland idiots or have I missed something?
« Reply #12 on: 05 July 2020, 04:33:58 pm »
English Collective of Prostitutes kindly replied to my enquiry this week. The statement on Police Scotland website is incorrect. There's no truth in it. Bring out the strumpets!

Google Scot Prep Org Workers Toolkit - 'it is not illegal to work as a sex worker in Scotland'

I knew it hadn't changed lol. I mean it would have been mentioned on here for one. But seriously we have enough difficulty with people thinking our work is illegal without the police verifying it for them.