Blanket criminalisation clearly isn't working. It doesn't address the core problem, and sometimes perpetuates it; prostitutes are convicted, criminalised, have less of a route out than before, and thus return to the sex industry. A subterranean economy is created, which is demeaning at best and dangerous at worst. So, if the current system is failing then where do we go from here? This is the question I've tried to answer through my work at the EU. There are two alternatives for the UK. The first is the well-publicised Dutch model, which legalises both being a sex worker and using one.
Maybe it's the Nigerian in me, but when it comes to my parents, any insult, intentional or otherwise, will always be met with forceful brimstone and years of grudge-holding. And yes, my father has been dead for 13 years. Nigerians are just like that.
For 150 years the co-operative movement has been on the side of ordinary people. Today, the co-operative sector is thriving, growing more than 20% since the recession started in 2008. Co-operative businesses in the UK together turnover more than £37bn a year, a £9bn increase since 2008.
It is a disservice to Bevan's creation and a public outrage to the people of Wales that Labour can be so complacent with our NHS. What compounds this arrogance is that Labour has clearly learnt absolutely nothing from the Mid-Staffordshire debacle.
The complaint that Ed Miliband is only talking to his Party, not the nation, is valid right now. He has to tell them who he is, who they are, and then turn to the electorate and ask them to make their choice. It is clear. It is simple.
Yesterday's headlines, about removing benefits for those under 25, add to the mounting evidence that welfare will be on the front line of the 2015 election - a key issue for parties to show that Britain can do better than this, or that they're on the side of hard working people. Stepping back from the detail of this latest worrying announcement, we're left with a bigger question: why is welfare on a thirty year popularity losing streak? And what role have its supporters - myself included - played in it?
For the vast majority who don't go to party conference and who pay them next to no attention, then, they may as well not take place. But for those who attend, they fulfil a whole bunch of functions...
There is no doubt that the current skills and employment strategy is failing our young people, and nowhere is this more evident than in my region, the North East. Unemployment is rising, from 10.1% to 10.4% - the highest of any region - in the last quarter, along with other regions too.
In his speech to the Conservative party conference, David Cameron spoke for over 50 minutes but he said very little. No policies to deal with the huge cost of living crisis that has left people on average nearly £1,500 a year worse off since the General Election. For most people it must seem like Cameron is not so much trying to "finish the job", but finish them off.
Oil has always been central to the nationalist case for independence. It has been used by the SNP to make all sorts of expensive promises about what would happen after independence. The inconvenient truth which the SNP have always struggled to deal with is that all the revenues from the North Sea currently go towards spending on public services, pensions and benefits in Scotland.
While all the British media is concerned about the shape of planned press regulation, such editorial choices are extremely unlikely to win over public opinion. With its 'evil legacy' piece, The Mail probably done Miliband and the campaign for more press regulation a lot more good than harm.
Britain has always been a nation of fairness... We will clamp down on exploitation in the workplace and support local workers by enforcing the national minimum wage properly and making overcrowding in housing illegal. We will also ensure that companies have to invest in training local people...
While I have some concerns about the detail of the project, in principle I remain supportive. This is not because I am infatuated by un grand projet. HS2 is a refreshing example of long-term strategic planning in this country which too often in the past we have shied away from and is one of the reasons why many parts of our rail system are currently overcrowded.
Levy's article took aim at Miliband's deceased father - a terrible choice, given that few, regardless of political conviction, would begrudge a man for defending his dad (something that his since been echoed by David Cameron). However, as if that wasn't making a Labour rebuttal easy enough, it appears that Levy decided he'd help them out even more.
What's hugely unpopular among voters, mostly funded by City banks, and hasn't won an election in twenty-one years? It's the Tories of course, and no amount of polishing the proverbial excrement that is the Conservative party will prevent millions of Britons from seeing them that way...
Chris Grayling's speech on Monday at Conservative Party conference reads as if the last 40 months didn't even happen. All his talk of tougher sentencing for knife crime and clamping down on use of cautions shamelessly ignores his out of touch Government's record since the last election and their disgraceful lack of support for innocent victims of crime.