The election proves Scotland needs Enhanced Devolution

The results of the 2019 General Election were that Scotland overwhelmingly voted SNP.  Yet, we are now once again ruled by a Conservative UK government. When Scotland votes SNP, we get a Tory government. Read that again. How is that fair or make any kind of sense? I’m still on the fence about independence, butContinue reading “The election proves Scotland needs Enhanced Devolution”

The Prostitution Debate: Extended Edition

On 3 June 2013, a debate on sex work was arranged by Solas, Centre for Public Christianity. The debaters were Laura Lee (Sex worker rights campaigner, blogger and sex worker), Douglas Fox (of the International Union of Sex Workers, editor of the blog Harlots Parlour and sex worker), Rhoda Grant MSP (who has put forwardContinue reading “The Prostitution Debate: Extended Edition”

Criminalising sex purchase in Scotland: public debate report & interviews

This short version of the article was first published on For the longer version see The Prostitution Debate: Extended Edition. Douglas Fox, a sex worker activist, asked Rhoda Grant MSP “Imagine if your Bill [to criminalise sex purchase] is now law. Police break down the door and I’m caught in a hotel room withContinue reading “Criminalising sex purchase in Scotland: public debate report & interviews”