Our friend Jacqui Smith who helped bring in new proscriptive legislation on prostitution in the UK before the demise of the Labour Government, met with the wrath of the electorate. She was the Minister who had to resign, and eventually lost her seat in parliament when it came to light she had claimed on expenses the cost of two pornographic videos allegedly watched by her husband. She now has a lucrative career with KPMG.
Jacqui Smith is presenting a radio show (Five Live) on pornography, called Porn Again. In the press releases for the the show, she states: “In making this programme, I’ve been able to challenge my own views and attitudes and I want others to have the chance to join the debate too.”
This sounds to be too good to be true. Maybe if she has challenged her views on pornography, then she should also challenge her views on prostitution and look there with an open mind. Well I am waiting for this program and definitely will be listening to it.
This may sound too good to be true with other quotes stating The hour-long documentary, entitled, “Porn Again”, will also include contributions from other politicians and feminist thinkers and investigate whether porn is too widely accessible.
Porn Again will be broadcast on BBC Five Live, Thursday March 3 from 9.30pm to 10.30pm and be followed by the Tony Livesey Show, during which Jacqui will take calls from listeners.
Here are a few links to news articles on this show.