Power Corrupts…

…and isn’t this a prime example?

Sex shops and lap-dancing clubs should be banned in Nottingham, says the county’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.Chris Cutland claims they are “old fashioned” and “demeaning” to women.

Yup, the person appointed to the position of making sure the police serve the neighbourhood rather than pursuing pointless politically correct campaigns dives right in with…a politically correct campaign!

You couldn’t make it up, could you?

Ms Cutland said: “I would like to see a ban. There is a correlation particularly between how women feel when there are more sex shops and lap-dancing clubs – it makes areas no-go areas for women.

Are you sure it’s sex shops that do that? Not other things?

Barry Maltby, who works at Private Shop, said: “I don’t understand why they want it banned, we’re not harming anybody.

“I can’t understand what we’ve done wrong. What’s next, bookies, nightclubs and pubs?”

Well, they’ve made a damned good start on the pubs, and they are working on the nightclubs, so…

Yes. Probably.

8 comments for “Power Corrupts…

  1. Johnnydub
    February 18, 2013 at 9:18 am

    There’s no stopping the implementation of the Common Purpose Agenda…

  2. WitteringsfromWitney
    February 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Yet another servant/master relationship that needs “readjusting” on freedom day……. 🙂

  3. February 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

    it makes areas no-go areas for women

    Look, you prat, there are areas which are no-go for anyone, me too. And this is going to be difficult to understand but I just don’t go there between certain hours.

    What was that you say? Oh, sorry, I didn’t understand – you want to go everywhere in all cities at any hour of day and night, wearing anything or nothing, paralytic and for nothing to happen, for everyone to be on their best behaviour in your presence.

  4. P T Barnum
    February 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Pensioners murdered on their doorstep, gang warfare in Lenton and St Ann’s, industrial-scale cannabis farming, a huge increase in burglaries and muggings, mass drunken brawls outside nightclubs on weekends, police officers who fob off victims of persistent neighbour bullying and threats, all of these pale into insignificance when compared to the ‘appalling effects’ of these terrible establishments (all three of them to my knowledge) which send out waves of a horrific miasma of vice to infect the entire city and make women feel bad and sad. Yeah, whatever. I am so pleased she has her priorities so right. Makes us all safer in our beds. 🙄

  5. Ed P
    February 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Is Ms Cutland an anagram?

  6. SteveA
    February 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve seen similar things happen here in Pigtown. The Private shop lost it’s licence but Ann Summers is Ok, lapdancing clubs closed down but the dream boys and Penis Puppetry are ok at the council owned theatre. Am I missing something

    • Greg Tingey
      February 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

      I wonder who has “shares” in which, & which Masonic Lodges some people belong to?

  7. Behind the Veil
    February 20, 2013 at 8:29 am

    The comments to the original news story are quite interesting.

    The basis for Ms Cutland’s thinking comes from a study in Camden. That study has had its numbers called into question in another paper as well as the correlation between clubs and attacks.

    Nottingham has a raft of more fundamental problems for policing than working to close these establishments. Given Ms Cutlands background is in domestic violence and protection of women. Fine causes, but she she chose has a new job as a public servant to serve the greater good, not to indule her pet cause.

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