Robert Hampton

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27th June 2006

Nuts to this
Posted by at 8.30pm | 2 responses | In the News

Useless MP Claire Curtis-Thomas is seeking to banish lad’s mags to the top shelf of the newsagent. Her shrill interview on today’s… er, Today, was high on the moral-outrage-o-meter, needing only a “think of the children” to reach full Daily Mail levels. It was quite amusing when it was pointed out that her party had in the past accepted a large donation from “adult” magazine magnate Richard Desmond.

I’m slightly outside these publications’ target market and therefore not really in a position to comment, so let’s hand over to the wise contributors to BBC Have Your Say:-

I remember living in Australia, and being a bit taken aback to find all kinds of magazines right at eye-level in your average newsagents.

The biggest surprise was the day I saw a pile of “Swank” magazines beside the till. Somehow a label had obscured the first letter of the title…

I’d rather they clamp down on graphic violence in kids computer games.

The Arab countries are right in insisting that women should cover up – more women MP’s would soon get Britain back to decency.

I would also like to know the name of the MP who is compaigning as I would like to offer my suppport.

Yeah, it’s Claire Curtis-Thomas, love, as prominently displayed in the introductory text on the page you’re viewing. Anyway, my favourite comment has to be this one:-

As a secondary school headteacher I think that extra safeguards need to be put in place to limit the exposure of young people to ‘back door porn’.

The phrase “back door porn” conjures up images of an entirely different kind of magazine — and one that I certainly would be in the target market for.

2 Responses
  1. Comment by Seb
    28th June 2006 at 7:45 am

    Maybe Claire Curtis Thomas should be more worried about actually being, you know, a good MP, and actually turning up to things she’s supposed to, and not claiming more expenses than any other MP ever, and that sort of thing.

    Jesus H Christ on a stick. This sort of thing is why I haven’t voted for her on two occasions now.

  2. Comment by Robert
    5th July 2006 at 7:16 pm

    It seems that, sadly, moral outrage wins more votes than actually doing something worthwhile (her bill has virtually no chance of becoming law, after all).

    Jesus H Christ on a Stick would be a great name for a brand of lollyice. I’d suck it!