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Two candidates caught buying sex in union flat

TT/The Local · 19 Aug 2010, 09:38

Published: 19 Aug 2010 09:38 GMT+02:00

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The men were in Stockholm last month to take part in work for the kickoff to the election campaign. They ended the day at a pub and became extremely intoxicated.

Police detectives caught sight of one of them on Malmskillnadsgatan just after 2am, when the man was negotiating to buy sex with two foreign prostitutes.

The police followed him to the apartment in central Stockholm, which belongs to an LO association.

Police entered the apartment, which was unlocked. They encountered the two men, who were engaging in sexual acts with the women.

Both men are candidates for the Social Democrats as delegates in their respective counties in central Sweden. One of them is involved in the union and has held local political office, while the other person is an elected representative within LO.

"I will resign from all my positions," one of the men told Aftonbladet.

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Social Democrat party secretary Ibrahim Baylan said that if the information about buying sex is true, the men have forfeited the party's confidence and he expects them to relinquish all their responsibilities with the party.

"It is not consistent with what the Social Democrats represent," Baylan said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:04 August 19, 2010 by rugla
This bonners were most likely going to run their expenses and charge it to the tax payers, typical SD scum!
10:17 August 19, 2010 by krow
My friend said "Alcohol contains female



After drinking

1. Swedish men talk unnecessarily,

......2.Become over emotional,

3.Drive badly,

4.Stop thinking,

5. Fight for nothing....

6. Look for prostitutes
11:28 August 19, 2010 by hpunlimited
Make prostitution legal! You can pay someone 1000kr per hour to have you back rubbed, you leg rubbed etc. Long educations for doing just that(sjukgymnast). If someone slips with their hands and rub the wrong area, it becomes a crime and they will write about you in the newspaper!

Why should it matter what part of your body gets rubbed? :-P
12:26 August 19, 2010 by eppie
Illegal prostitution:

-More unnecesarry work for the police who could better be busy fighting real crime

-more rape

-bad conditions for prostitutes (and everybody knows that when you make things illegal they don't go away)

I find it very conservative from Sweden that prostitution is still illegal. Make it legal and you can have prosititutes pay taxes but of course also get all the benefits. And you can keep a good eye out to make sure these women don't get mistreated by both customers and pimps.
12:32 August 19, 2010 by Rebel
Make prostitution legal but require the government to manage it. Then they can tax it and make sure that those in the industry are representative of the demographic composition of the nation (gender, race, handicap, age, etc.).
12:39 August 19, 2010 by StockholmSam
"Hi, can I put my Toblerone in your icebox?"
13:04 August 19, 2010 by McChatter
@#6 StockholmSam

Only if you're a union member!!
13:48 August 19, 2010 by hpunlimited
Mona Sahlin loves Toblerone!
14:21 August 19, 2010 by dwb5555
what are there names?
15:00 August 19, 2010 by rumcajs
Illegal prost. is only good to make escandals, make the lives of the prosts worse and feed the pimps.
16:35 August 19, 2010 by Renfeh Hguh
This is so funny.

So maybe the law and the pointless waste of police resources does have it's benefits after all :)
20:53 August 19, 2010 by miss79
resign please!
20:55 August 19, 2010 by Anmiga

Social Democrats = S

Sweden Democrats = SD

So it's not candidates from SD that are involved in this, but candidates from S.
21:32 August 19, 2010 by Andersson
Sweden is too tough on sex-buying .. seems like saudia arabia of europe.
22:39 August 19, 2010 by GLO
So are the girls still available ???
16:04 August 20, 2010 by reason
Regardless of what you think of the law, the politicians in question were well aware that what they were doing was illegal. A politician breaking the law is always very bad, but getting caught in the act in an LO flat just weeks before the election is just beyond stupid.
18:34 August 20, 2010 by tadchem
They could have saved themselves some money and a lot of grief by giving the prostitutes a pass and keeping each other company.
01:07 August 21, 2010 by oOjimOo

better to be accused of race hate crimes than using prostitutes, or is it the fact thet they used foreign prostitutes that irks?
14:38 August 21, 2010 by eZee.se
Politicians screwing the "lesser people"...

nothing new. Move along now, nothing to see here.
10:07 August 22, 2010 by scorpion69
Please see my comments under Laura Augustin's article on prostitution
15:26 August 22, 2010 by Anmiga

What's with the attitude? I simply corrected rugla's mistake, no one should be accused of something they haven't done, no matter what their opinions are. I said nothing about anything else. I don't know why you jump at me like that.
17:25 August 25, 2010 by Syftfel
This is indicative of the LO and Social Democrat mantra: Do as I say, not as I do. Remember this on the 19th.
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