Pregnant Victims of Modern Slavery left ‘Isolated’ in London

The Home Office will in future give a one-off maternity grant introduced for asylum seekers in Britain to victims of modern slavery who have been brought into the country illegally by human trafficking gangs after a new report into pregnant survivors of human trafficking revealed that some women pregnant on entering the U.K. having been raped by the ruthless gangsters who operate illegal immigration rackets.

Last year 671 women found in the London area were victims of modern slavery and about seventy percent of them were trafficked for the sole purpose of sexual exploitation through work in strip clubs, lap dance establishments and as prostitutes, escort workers or ‘acting’ in porn videos. A new report by the charity Hestia, published on International Women’s Day, reveals one in four victims were pregnant when they escaped and sought support.

According to Hestia’s report, Underground Lives, Pregnancy & Modern Slavery, 25 percent of women who sought support from the charity after escaping from traffickers / owners were expecting a baby; one in three had contemplated suicide and many longed for contact with their own mothers while a baby grew inside them.

“To be craving that very ordinary contact and not be able to have it is tragic,” Patrick Ryan CEO of Hestia said at the launch of the publication. “For me, above the graphic and awful brutality exposed in the report, it’s the number of pregnant women who craved contact with their own mother,” he said.

Survivors of human trafficking often cannot talk to anybody outside the group they are housed with for fear of punishment from their traffickers, or fear of reprisals being carried out up their families. The report analysed data from the Initial Assessment Records of 147 women who were pregnant in 2017 and the study revealed 16 percent of those had slept rough and all of the women enrolled in the National Referral Mechanism process relied on charitable donations and food banks for their basic needs.

“A third of these women reported feeling suicidal whilst pregnant” Mr. Ryan told Sputnik. “Hestia has worked with men and women since 2011 and it’s about understanding the real challenges victims of modern slavery face. They need a safe place to stay, free from those who trafficked and exploited them but they need more than just a safe place,” he added.

“These women need perinatal care in NHS hospitals but are denied it by their masters who fear hospital staff will involve the police. Some women have previous health issues, including FGM or HIV or sexually transmitted infections and are at risk but are too scared to undergo tests or interventions. They’re often dealing with a diagnosis and a pregnancy at the same time.

“They’re duped with promises of a better life, dumped in the UK and isolated. Many have a limited command of the English language and don’t know how to get help, apart from the language barrier many come from countries where it is unwise to trust the authorities,” he concluded.


‘Dire Specialist Support for UK Child Victims of Slavery, Charity Tells Sputnik

So Long, Schengen: Six EU States to Resurrect National Borders in Mid-May

The governments of six European state have announced they will reinstate border controls as the immigration crisis starts to gather momentum once more with the onset of warmer weather. The authorities of Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden are in favor of extending the temporary border controls within the European Union, which are due to expire in May, in the framework of the Schengen Borders Code rules, German media reported Saturday.

Black Belgians Refute ‘Poverty, Discrimination’ As Causes Of Arab Terror – It’s A Cultural Thing
“You know, we hear a lot about how the Arabs are a fragile community that suffers, but we, ‘les blackies,’ are discriminated against, too, and we hurt nobody”, Nico Atoba, an African Christian living in Brussels told the National Post for a feature the Canadian newspaper was assembling.

A Closer Look At No – Go Zones For Europeans In EU’s Notorious Migrant Districts
In the wake of the latest terror attacks in a European city, (Brussels this time) it seems everybody in the EU except for the politicians and senior bureaucrats whose ineptitude and arrogance caused this mess, is now aware of the scale of problems for European socities emanating from the Islamic enclaves that have been allowed to develop by authorities more interested in being politically correct that serving the people who pay them.

Immigrant criminals and Swedish criminals are viewed differently in the eyes of Swedish law.
We ask why it is, in Sweden, that when a Swede kills two immigrants it is an act of terrorism that shames the nation, but when an African immigrant kills a Swedish mother and her young child, in the eyes of the government it is somehow the victim’s fault? The big concern is that, given the desperation of our Conservtive and Labour party leaders to make us more European, such politically correct insanity will be inflicted in Britain next

Migrants Riot And Use BATTERING RAM To Smash Through E U Border Checkpoint
today used a home-made battering ram in an attempt to force their way through a border control point between greece and Macedonia. They also threw rocks at police, who retaliated with tear gas. The migrants destroyed a gate on the border but Macedonian military personnel were on hand and it is not clear if any actually managed to get through the broken gate …
German Politician Predicts White Germans Will Be A Minority. Faces Calls to Quit.
Erika Steinbach, human rights spokesperson for Angela Merkel’s CDU party, has been criticized after she posted a picture that appears to predict that in 14 years’ time, white people will be in a minority in Germany. Steinbach faces criticism after she tweeted a picture with the caption ‘Germany 2030’ that depicts a crowd of dark-skinned people curiously asking a single white child where she is from.

Germans Cheer As Refugee Center Burns
After a remarkable degree of restraint and tolerance was demonstrated by residents of EU cities where the refugees are being dumped in hostels, fed, clothed and given spending money, all funded by European taxes, the attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris in November and the string of sexual assaults that swept Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve have been the straw that has broken the camels back.

Worlds Biggest Luxury Liner To Be An Immigtant Hostel?
Ocean Gala, a luxury cruise liner which when launched was the world’s largest passenger ship will be converted into a concentration camp floating hostel to house Sweden’s third world migrants. The only thing that may derail the deal with US Shipmanagers for floating migrant accommodation, would be failure to find a berth in any of Sweden’s large deep water harbours. Sweden’s open doors immigration policy has led to …

German Government To ‘Create’ 100,000 Subsidised Migrant Jobs That ‘Pay’ Just €1 An Hour
The German government has announced plans to spend nearly € half a billion on creating 100,000 heavily subsidised jobs for unemployed migrants. Or to put it another way, Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel is going to pay migrants with taxpayers money to turn up at recreational centers and watch TV or play pool while pretending to do these make believe jobs.

Jews Fleeing From France In Record Numbers Because Of Antisemitism
Europe’s new wave anti – semitism. Jewish people are fleeing france but not because of Front National or nationalism. The stupid, self righteous left alone must take credit for this outbreak of Jew hating.

Watch two Finnish shopgirls out a couple of male Muslim shoplifters.
Arthur’s introduction (in his usual inimitable style) to this video from Finland might offend some people, but the attitude of Muslim immigrants that they can just walk into shops and take what they want, force themselves on women whenever they please, molest young children and tel us how to run our countries in Europe needs to be challenged.

Islamification Of Germany: Regensburg City Council Considers ‘Women-Only’ Transportation
Public segregation of men and women, women only buses, segregated sessions at the swimming pool. European politicians have betrayed the people of Europe and are giving away our traditional freedoms in order to appease bestiali Muslim immigrants.

Are The Ruling Elites waking Up At Last To The Problems Cause By Mass Muslim Immigration?
The WEF had been dubbed Bilderberg Lite, a meeting to which the public (assuming they can afford £$€stupid for a cup of very mediocre coffee) is talking about a different matter this time round. Europe’s immigration crisis and the similar though not so immediate problem in the USA, and the likely consequences for the economies of the developed world is top of the agenda.

Italian Town ‘Taken Over’ By Nigerian Migrant Gangs
The former seaside resort town of Castel Volturno, to the north of Naples, has reportedly been taken over by Nigerian gangs who run drug and prostitution rings. The town has a total population of around 30,000 people, of which an estimated 20,000 are migrants, many of them in Italy illegallly, French news magazine L’Obs reports. …

Two Police Officers Escape Violent Death At The Hands Of Immigrant Mob On New Year’s Eve
Translated and condensed from RTL television news & other news sources in France Colleagues help female officer beaten and kicked by migrant mob in France. Police in Champigny-sur-Marne, France, had to intervene when two police violently assaulted as part of African immigrants New Year celebrations, (but hey, we have to respect multiculturalism, right?) The police …

Far-Left Group Successfully ‘Bullies’ Newspapers Over Migrant, Transgender Stories
A group of left-wing extremists who have been active campaigners against democracy and free speech are attempting to use legal trickery to limit what newspapers report about immigration, Islam, and transgenderism. They have also been found to have successfully “bullied” business into withdrawing ads from publications that defy their diktat and published honest reports on …

Britain Unable to Deport Undocumented Migrants
This is another sovereign power we have surrendered to Brussels only to find our government cannot protect the interests of British citizens because idiotic, politically correct EU laws supersede our own. If their asylum applications have failed it is because there is no reason to suspect they face death or imprisonment if they are sent …

£1 Billion Migrant Bill:Remain Campaign Rattled As Welfare Spending Soars
David Cameron with Europe’s three Presidents (which should tell you all you need to know about how bloated EU bureaucracy is; ‘Gaulieter’ Martin Schultz, who says public opinion is irrelevant; Donald Tusk who says the European Council with veto and deal that benefits Britain; and bottom, Jean Claude Drunkard, President of the EU commission who …


Italian Town ‘Taken Over’ By Nigerian Migrant Gangs

The former seaside resort town of Castel Volturno, to the north of Naples, has reportedly been taken over by Nigerian gangs who run drug and prostitution rings. The town has a total population of around 30,000 people, of which an estimated 20,000 are migrants, many of them in Italy illegallly, French news magazine L’Obs reports.

Many of the Nigerian women who walk the streets as prostitutes offering sexual favours for as little as 5 to 15 euros along the Via Domitiana by the sea are underage. The pimps who the girls work for do not care, they know EU policy make it very difficult for dark skinned people to be prosecuted. Rampant petty crime and violence in the city has led to journalists wanting to write about the town requiring police escorts for their own safety.

The current Italian government, which is seeking re-election on March 4th, has signed a 21-million euro package to increase security in towns like Castel Volturno and offer integration programmes for migrants. The government is pro EU and supports the open borders policy which has caused problems throughout Europe due to uncontrolled immigration.

The mayor of Castel Volturno, Dimitri Russo, said the government’s measures will not be enough to stem the rising tide of crime. Russo said that the problem was that the city was no longer dealing with an organised traditional mafia but many gangs of “predatory” criminal migrants who bring the lawlessness of the third world to Europe.

Even well established African residents of the town have started to complain about the mass migration of illegals into the town and the problems it is causing. A resident named Martin commented: “We live in an abandoned place, we cannot accept all these people because we do not have the strength or the means to educate them. We are not in Africa, but in a civilized country, and these people need to be educated.”

It is unclear how many illegal migrants live in Italy, but former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said the number is as high as 600,000. Berlusconi promised to deport at least 600,000 illegals if his party wins the upcoming national election, while his coalition partner and leader of the populist Lega party Matteo Salvini has made a similar promise.


Immigration Omnibus

Council Of Europe Concerned At Rising Racism In Germay (but No Mention Of Violence And Sex Crimes Committed By Illegal Immigrants)
The European Union immigration crisis that is now affecting most of the EU’s wealthy nations and some that are only just clawing their way out of poverty after independence from the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia, appears to be dividing societies more deeply and pushing many European societies towards civil conflict as the affluent, self indulgent elite, in their efforts to show how caring and politically correct they are, …

Italy Threatens to Close Ports to Soros’ Migrant Rescue Boats As Record Numbers Flood In
Italian officials say the government has threatened to block foreign boats from delivering African migrants to its ports, declaring the situation to be “unsustainable”. “We can’t go on like this,” a source told AFP after media reports that Maurizio Massari, Italy’s ambassador to the European Union (EU), handed a letter to the bloc warning the … Continue reading

Can Muslim Culture Ever Integrete With Tolerant Western Socities?
We in the developed nations are constantly told we must accept multiculturalism (Why? We never voted in favour of it?), celebrate diversity (We do celebrate diversity, there are thousands of diverse lifestyle within western societies) and adapt to accommodate the quirky but charming traditions of immigrants …

Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers now averaging around 3000 per day and increasing as spring brings better weather. These numbers put Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for … Continue reading

PARIS ERUPTS: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES As Immigrant Violence Spreads
Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets. Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows. Residents have been on lockdown as armed police … Continue reading

Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel Confronts Facebook’s Zuckerberg Over Policing Hate Posts
It has long been recognized that German chancellor Angela Merkel models her leadrship style on those og Hitler and Stalin. What is not so well know is that Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is collaborating with Merkel, Obama, Cameron and other leaders sympathetic to global fascism to introduce censorship of internet content. Avoid Facebook, Zuckerberg is a Jewish Nazi, how sick is that

Merkel Hit By German Citizens Backlash As Her Anti – German, Pro – Immigration Policy Indtroduces Violence, Rape and Third World Lawlessness To Germny’s Muslim Ghettos
As the lawless criminal scum imported by Merkel in her efforts to suck up to Obama threaten to turn Germany into a third world human cespit, it seems public opinion in European is waking up.

Muslim Only No Go Areas For Police And Emergency Services In Our Cities? – It Already Happened In Sweden.
Sweden continues to lead the way in surrendering its nation, culture and self respect to exremist Muslim dickheads, reasoning that the violent rapists and murderers of the relion of peace will thank them rather than kill them all. but the people all over Europe are waking to the betrayal of their elites.

Migrants Insulating Themselves From European Culture
Immigrant communities in Germany, especially in Muslim dominated areas, are becoming more isolated and resisting attempt to encourage integration with western society according to a new study. The biggest contributory factor in current wave of lawlessness and civil unrest in Muslim areas of German cities and towns, and the increasingly confrontational situation between recent migrants and … Continue reading

German Authorities Claim Economic Migrants Are Saying They Are Syrian Refugees To Get Into The Country
The shock renewal by Germany of border controls was, it turns out, a consequence of Hausfrau Merkel’s ill – advised decision to announce that all Syrians arriving in Germany would be welcomed, a stupid move, probably aimed at sucking up to the terrorist – loving Obama administration in the USA, that was doomed to end in disaster from the outset.

Swedish Immigrant Street Wars Spread: Stockholm Grenade Attack Follows Kurd-Turk Migrant Clashes
Violence between migrant gangs of different ethnicities vying for territorial rights to run organised crime has become the norm in Malmo, southern Sweden. Now it appears that as a consequence of the Swedish loony left government’s insane policy of flooding the country with third world migrants without

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Roads, Railways And Ferries Closed As Illegal Migrant Flood Overwhelms Europe’s Transport Systems
As the tide of illegal immigrants trying to enter those E U nations offering the most generous cash, housing and medical care benefit packages swells daily, we bring news of another European nation that is comung to its senses. Soon only Germany and Sweden will be left on the road to national suicide. The Swedes are such politically correct wimps they’d surrender if someone dropped a smelly fart in Stockholm, as for Germany – TWO WORLD WARS AND ONE WORLD CUP!

Oil Rich Nations Treat Their Fellow Muslims as Second Class Citizens And Europe is Left Picking up the Pieces
As the migrant tide continues to flow unabated and the more plain speaking european leaders start to talk of twenty million more migrants intending to enter the EU illegally, we ask why the wealthy Arab nations of the middle east are not taking any on the mostly Muslim migrants but instead trying to guilt trip Europe into accepting them all.

If You Want To Help Refugees Stop Helping To Kill Them
As The Daily Stirrer predicted, the tide of illegal entrants streaming through Europe’s porous southern and eastern borders is increasing. Italy, Greece and Hungary now have major problems and even non EU states in the Balkans are affected. This crisis will not be resolved until the EU leaders politically correct OCD is replaced and we resolve the Merkels, Camerons and Hollandes with people of resolve who will stand up to American bullying.

Refugee Crisis Or Existential Battle With USA for Europe
It has been clear for some years now that the USA, backed by its main NATO and EU military allies the UK and France (the FUKUS axis has been trying to provoke Russian into firing the shot that will be heard around the world and recognised as the startiung signal for World War Three.
Nothing is ever as it seems to be however, and views from middle east and far eastern journals suggest the USA is also working at destabilizing EU nations in order to force their support in its wars.

Germany Opens Gates, Welcomes ALL Syrian Asylum Seekers: Urges UK To Do The Same

Germany has thrown open her doors to Syria, declaring it will welcome all that country’s asylum seekers. In doing so, it has overturned a EU convention which insists that asylum seekers must register in the first country they reach. Germany will now cease handing out forms which ask new arrivals to declare where they landed in the EU.

Warring Migrant Tribes, Street Shootouts, Grenade Attacks, Government Says Its Multiculturalism?
“Sweden, that’s where they commit suicide and the king rides a bicycle,” a character in an Alan Bennet play famously said back in the 1980s, a reference to Sweden’s reputation as the most boring country in the world. That reputation has long gone, thanks to ‘enlightened and progressive’ immigration politicies, the elegantstreets of Sweden’s gothic styled cities are now more like Chicago in the Al Capone era.

Sham Marriages To Beat Immigration Laws Are Out Of Control
With main immigration news on being dominated by the Mediterranean boat people crisis and the masses at Calais hoping to stow away in a freight container, we forget that another way of getting somebody into the country is the sham marriage. Numbers involved may be small, but it is another indication of our governments’ failure to address the immigration problem.

Europe In Crisis About The Mediterranean Boat People
The intervention in Libya by western powers France, UK and USA (the FUKUS axis) was morrally and politically wrong as well as being perhaps the most stupid example of balls out politics by an American president ever. To overthrow the leader of any nation, no matter how unpopular he is with other world leaders, is a dangerous game.

Elderly Sweedish Residents Evicted to Make Way for Asylum Seekers

The latest outrage from Sweden’s Politically Correct Fascists is a report about elderly residents of the Millmark center in Sörmark, being served with eviction notices on last week because their group retirement home declared was due to be transformed into a government asylum shelter for ‘refugees’ (aka illegal immigrants).

The West Is Always To Blame For Africa’s Troubles
It seems to us that according to the the political left of European and north American nation, we in the west are responsible for all of Africa’s racial, economic and it was even the ‘evil white man’ who instigated tribal wars and genocides that took place before and parts of the continent was colonised. But excusing Africa’s endemic problems is a parh to self destruction.

The Immigration Problem (part 1)
As Britain, its voters divided between pragmatism and politically correct thinking, heads for political chaos in an election likely to produce and inconclusive result, the big issue that none of the established parties want to talk about looks set to dominate the political debate through the next government’s term in office.

The Mediterranean Boat People Crisis – How Does Europe Deal With The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
The numbers of migrants trying to cross from the Libya on the coast of north Africa to one of the EU’s southern nations is increasing. Europe’s impoverished southern nations can’t cope. And in the better off nations of northern Europe immigration is a toxic issue which is fuelling the rise of anti EU parties from France to Finnland in the north and Hungary in the east. What can be done?

Only Prostitutes Can Save The European Project

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Entrepreneurs working to boost economic growth (source)

Some time ago our minds were boggled by the news that according to European Union economists prostitutes were the economic driving force behind the much hyped ‘recovery’ in the Eurozone economies.

Faced with deflation, stagnant economic performance, rising unemployment and mounting civil unrest, the Academic Village idiots who advise governments on how to run national economies ans who all believe that two and two can equal five if you just wish hard enough, hit on the idea of including in GDP figures the amount of money turned over in illegal activities including prostitution, drug peddling, alcohol and tobacco smuggling, internet scams and illicit gambling should be included in the GDP figure.

The six per cent added to GDP to cover illegal trade is not a reliable figure however, prostitutes, pimps, pushers and con men are not known for filing accounts or registering their business for VAT.

The move is a further sign that panic and desperation are the main drivers of the Eurozone Ponzi scheme. EU bosses have demanded the bloc includes all illegal activity to boost lagging GDP performance.

Prostitution, drug trafficking and other illegal activities have boosted Spain’s gross domestic product by €9 billion according to the latest statistics.

Overall, when the GDP figures are adjusted to inclued (del>made up bullshit data from mathematical models estimating illicit activity Spain’s GDP increased by €26.2 billion to €1.05 trillion, reducing country’s debt ratio of 98.9 percent to 96.4 percent, according to the Bank of Spain. Italy and Germany are to include illegal activity within weeks into GDP figures with an expectation of an increase of at least 3% each.

People should remember here that GDP does not measure prosperity but only how much money churns around the economy. This was how by using Ballsonomics and mass immigration the Labour Government managed to create the illusion that the economy was health. The reasoning was that if you recruit a million immigrants, borrow money on the finance markets to pay them £100 a week and hand it out in benefits to the aforementioned immigrants, the economy will have grown by £100million a week.

And if you wisely point out that the debt, on which we must pay interest has also grown by £100million a week, they wave their PhD* at you and scream, “You’re not an economists so you can’t understand economics.”

*PhD stands for Phenomenally Dumb – take it from someone who does understand economics thanks to a combination of education and real world experience.

Cameron’s EU Deal As Worthless As Neville Chamberlain’s ‘Peace In Our Time.’?
Opinion polls show Britain is evenly divided on the question of whether to leave or remain in the EU, though it has been suggested up to 10 million other voters, many of them women, have yet to make a decision. How they cast their vote will shape the future of the world’s fifth largest economy and the EU itself.

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The Return Of The Tupenny Upright?

That erudite commentator on business and economics and Cappo di Tutti Cappi, Tony Soprano once said to one of his sidekicks, “In any recession which businesses are least affected? Prostitution, gambling and organised crime.”

Our political leaders, in Britain, Europe and the USA may be telling us the recession is over and recovery is surging ahead but this impression is largely created by increasing sovereign debt and fraudulent manipulation of statistics. In fact Boggart blog recently reported that politicians have been trying to claim prostitution, drug peddling and other illegal activities are driving economic growth.

prostitutes boost gdp Entrepreneurs working to boost GDP (source)

The Economist however has come up with a piece of evidence based on Sopranonomics which proves this recession .now a depression) is the longest and deepest ever. And prostitution is being hit hard.

The Economist finds:

“…the internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer (from what we have been told). But it’s not all Pretty Woman… not only is the oldest profession in the world seeing prices going down (the dreaded deflation) as the shift online has boosted supply by drawing more locals into the trade; but as the following four charts show, rates vary dramatically by ‘services’, ethnicity, geography, build, and bust size.

Prices going down rather than heads. That’s got to be bad news for working girls. The Economist even gave us a nice infographic showing that in an industry where earnings are based not only on range and quality of services offered, but on looks, legs, breast size, ethnicity, hair style and colour and dress sense (or lack of), earning are dropping faster while knickers are dropping less often.

prostitution earnings

Clearly then, deflation is hitting the working girls as well as their satisfied customers.

Here’s that link again, it’s actually quite interesting reading and tells us a lot about the state of society.

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How Prostitutes And Drug Pushers Are Driving Economic Recovery

prostitutes boost gdp Entrepreneurs working to boost GDP (source)

Back in May Italy started a trend by announcing a plan to “boost” its GDP figures through the simple expedient of adding the estimated impact of cocaine and hookers.

(A note to the economically illiterate here, NB Ed Balls, Vince Cable, George Osborne and that bloke who looks like Scooter from the muppets – GDP is not a measure of how well an economy is doing but only of how much money is churning around in it. This is where post Keynesean economics fails, economists are so thick that can believe that by raising taxes to produce £300million revenue, importing a million immigrants and paying then £300 a wee in benefits actually grows the economy by £600million a week.)

Riding on the back of this pros, pimps and pushers economic gimmick to make the economy look better Britain, the – ahem – most successful economy in Europe at the moment – ahem – has decided to get in on the act. The Office for National Statistics will in future also include the “contribution” made by prostitutes, pimps and drug pushers to make its GDP look a little stronger. Really, I wasn’t aware prozzers and pushers had started registering with the Revenue and charging VAT. And as we are talking of Value Added Tax, in the case of commercial sex surely the value is added by the punter and not the vendor after all beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

According to The Guardian “for the first time official statisticians are measuring the value to the UK economy of sex work and drug dealing – and they have discovered these unsavoury hidden-economy trades make roughly the same contribution as farming – and only slightly less than book and newspaper publishers added together.”

How big of a “contribution” does ONS expect the good, old fashoned “vice” make to that Holy Grail of irrelevant economic statistics, the GDP then? I wan’te Here are some quotes from ONS documents:

Illegal drugs and prostitution boosted the economy by £9.7bn – equal to 0.7% of gross domestic product – in 2009, according to the ONS’s first official estimate. A breakdown of the data shows sex work generated £5.3bn for the economy that year, with another £4.4bn lift from a combination of cannabis, heroin, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines.

Did you spot the problem? Since one can’t report on a tax return that the source of income is have paid sex or selling illegal drugs, the ONS has to to estimate the economic contribution by these illegal professions. This is how it has gone about doing it:

According to the estimates there were 60,879 prostitutes in the UK in 2009, who had an average of 25 clients per week – each paying on average £67.16 per visit.

Really, £67.16? Do prostitutes use per second billing like phone companies?

So complex are the billing methods of those who trade illegally (whatever happened to the cavalier approach to accounting displayed in “The Ling Good Friday” expressed in the line “Give ’em a grand for the inconvenience.”) an excel spreadsheet model has now been created to calculate the hypothetical GDP boost to the nation is. Making things even more surreal, and confirming the GDP calculation is officially a statistical joke, here is how drugs are accounted for:

The statisticians reckon there were 2.2 million cannabis users in the UK in 2009, toking their way through weed worth more than £1.2bn. They calculate that half of that was home-grown – costing £154m in heat, light and “raw materials” to produce

The models will need updating constantly, sex and drugs being about the only truly free market activity, cost and prices vary constantly according to supply and demand. The ONS says:

“Our agents will work in the coming months to bring the data more up to date. The figures will then be included in the broad category of household spending on “miscellaneous goods and services” alongside life insurance, personal care products and post office charges.”

It is unclear if the ONS will pay for its agents to conduct due diligence in various brothels, or alternatively conduct “inhouse” sessions at the headquarters. What is clear is that quite soon the largest marginal provider of “growth” not just in Britain but all of Europe will be illegal activities:

Alan Clarke, a UK economist at Scotiabank, said that although the government would not feel the benefit of illegal work in terms of income tax take, there would be a spending boost. “A drug dealer or prostitute won’t necessarily pay tax on that £10bn, but the government will get tax receipts when they spend their income on a pimped up car or bling phone.”

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Amsterdam’s twin Prostitutes Retire At 70

Amsterdam is known for its hedonistic lifestyle and relaxed approach to drugs and prostitution.

Two of the city’s oldest prostitutes recently announced their retirement in an interview with local papers. The 70 year old twins, named Louise and Martine Fokkens (honestly, I’m not making this up, that’s their name) estimate they have had sex with 355,000 men.

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The women were the subject of a documentary film titled “Meet the Fokkens”, and have now written a book about their combined 100-years of sexual exploits called “The Ladies of Amsterdam.”

Amsterdam’s red light district profits today is blighted by high taxes, said the women in their International Business Times interview. Martine Fokkens, a mother of three children, said she was retiring because it was becoming increasingly difficult to attract customers; she still has regulars though, such as one elderly man who has a weekly S&M appointment. She explained: “I couldn’t give him up. He’s been coming to me for so long like it’s like going to church on a Sunday!

Wow, S&M sex in church? If I can find out which church she goes to I might consider joining.

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Virginity For Sale

We open today with news of a 20 year-old Brazilian woman who is currently auctioning her virginity on the website hymens r us Virgins Wanted.

Catarina Migliorini, said in a press statement “For me, it’s not prostitution. When someone does something once in his or her life, this is not considered a profession. If you take a picture and it comes out good, you are not a photographer because of it.” True, but if you only murder someone once you’re still a murderer.

Interestingly, a man is also selling his virginity too, but bids for his have only reached $1,300 as opposed to Migliorini’s which has reached $190,000. This raises a few difficult issues for those feminists who claim society undervalues women.

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