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As parliament and the media continue to obsess about the expenses scandal and parliamentary reform, it’s gone relatively unnoticed that prostitutes have persuaded MPs not to criminalise their clients, reports epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani, author of “The Wisdom of Whores,” in this month’s Prospect.

About time too, says Pisani—Jacqui Smith’s idea of punishing men who pay for sex would have made it harder for the police to…

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