By Sarah Keane • 26 October 2020 • 17:10
UK has become a ‘pimp’s paradise’ for sex traffickers, senior MP warns as she calls for website ban
Dame Diana Johnson who chairs All-Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation, had described the UK as becoming a “pimp’s paradise”, according to the BBC’s Radio 4’s programme Today.
Ahead of an online summit between UK and Romanian politicians on Monday, October 26, Johnson revealed that around three quarters of women trafficked to the UK come from Romania.
A Home Office spokesperson told the Standard: “The Government is committed to tackling the abhorrent crimes of human trafficking and modern slavery and giving victims the support they need to rebuild their lives.
But Dame Diana, the Labour MP for Hull North, added: “We need to do much more. The fact is we have options of what we could do now and one of them is to deal with these pimping websites. We could deal with that.
“Priti Patel as Home Secretary could bring forward legislation to criminalise the use of those websites and to close them down. That is one very practical thing the government can do.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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