But I'm staggered by the hypocrisy and arrogance of the lobby that wants effectively to ban lap dancing clubs on the basis that:
"Our towns and cities should be shaped as far as possible according to residents' wishes, not by the presence of unwanted lap-dancing clubs in the heart of them."Uhm, and just who do you imagine voluntarily spends enough money to make these places an economic proposition? Doesn't the fact that they're thriving tell you that somebody wants them; in fact, quite a lot of people (erm, men) must want them, surely, or they'd go out of business?
This has absolutely nothing to do with residents wishes or what people want, and everything to do with a joyless, prissy, interfering Puritanism that seeks to decide for other people what's good for them. And I would have thought the centres of towns and cities are exactly the sort of places where such things should be located.