Shane Jones will be pleased with this


Shane Jones will be extremely happy with this development from the UK.

He will be a bit disappointed that Phil Goff wasn’t so accommodating when news of his porn viewing habits broke.

Tories should not lecture adults about their “private enjoyment of legal pornography”, one of David Cameron’s ministers has suggested.

Nick Boles, a Tory planning minister, intervened in the debate about pornography in the wake of the Prime Minister’s crusade against children accessing sexual images online. 

The senior Conservative MP strongly backed Mr Cameron’s crackdown, saying the Government needs to help parents who seek to stop their children being exposed to “appalling risks and horrors” online.

However, he suggested Tories should not go so far as to sound disapproving about legal pornography for adults.

“As a Conservative, my starting point is that people should be free to live their lives as they choose,” he said. “And I am not going to start lecturing consenting adults about their private enjoyment of legal pornography.”

Mr Boles made the comments in an article for his local newspaper, the Grantham Journal.

It comes as Mr Cameron finds himself at the centre of a fierce debate about the role of pornography in society.

Some anti-censorship groups warn that Mr Cameron is coming dangerously close to restricting freedom of speech with his plans to block certain internet searches and outlaw simulated images of rape.

However, some campaign groups argue that he has not gone far enough to regulate the publication of sexual images.

He has come under pressure from campaign groups to condemn images of topless women on The Sun’s Page 3 and do more to stop pornographic magazines being sold in supermarkets.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.