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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