Thursday, January 15, 2009

There is an eight inch long golden penis in my wife's office...

Perhaps I should explain. Ros shares her office at the Lords with Lord Lee of Trafford, our Defence spokesman, and Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, our Home Affairs spokesperson, and it is the latter who won a 'Flying Penis' at Wednesday night's 'Erotic Awards'.

Quoting from their website;

"The Erotic Awards began in 1994 to honour the stars in the erotic universe. We are cutting edge, grass roots and philanthropic and have become increasingly influential on an international level. Our 14 categories – artists, performers, sex workers, artists, campaigners, film makers, websites, blogs and podcasts – include the famous, the struggling and the previously unknown. Many of them have been ostracised simply because they work in the sex world."

Sue Miller was nominated in the newly instituted 'politician' category, for a work on last year's Criminal Justice Bill, alongside Lord Faulkner, a Labour peer, and John McDonnell, who found time following his quixotic attempt to run for the Labour leadership to arrange a discussion in the Palace of Westminster between politicians and sex workers to discuss the laws impacting on sex work.

I was intrigued, but not entirely surprised, to discover that there are such awards, and my concerted research uncovered a trio of nominees from 2002 who might be familiar to my Liberal Democrat readers...

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