These are the thoughts, voiced on Twitter, of SWARM
(a grassroots, sex worker-led collective fighting the criminalisation of sex work and supporting sex workers) following the controversy surrounding Durham University
students' union's safety training for students involved in the sex industry
. The training provides support, advice and event collaborations for pupils already employed in sex work. The Times
reported that Michelle Donelan, the minister for higher and further education, said Durham was "legitimising a dangerous industry". On the political left, the Labour MP for Hackney, Diane Abbott
, also voiced her concern, describing the safety training as "horrific".