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Prostitution ban 'would cut' demand for trafficking
MPs back prostitution ban

There is all-party support for criminalising men who buy sex, a former Europe minister said last night. Harriet Harman, women’s minister and Labour’s deputy leader, re-opened the prostitution debate yesterday by backing a total ban on prostitution, which she argued would reduce the demand for trafficked women. Former government minister Denis MacShane said last night… Read more »

Jack Straw pledged a review at the 2007 Labour conference
Straw backs have-a-go heroes

Justice secretary Jack Straw has revealed the government’s review of self-defence legislation, saying the law should back those who forcefully deal with criminals. Amendments to the criminal justice and immigration bill announced yesterday widen the understanding of when force used against criminal activity is judged to be ‘reasonable’. Whether a passer-by intervening in a criminal… Read more »