Harriet Harman Double Standards On Paedophilia

This story was in yesterday’s Telegraph and also on Conservative Home, at the BBC there is deathly silence.

It’s emerged that a very senior Shadow Cabinet member once said that sexually explicit photographs or films of children should be legalised – unless there was evidence that the child had been harmed.

And at the time (the late 1970s), the spokesman was a senior figure in a libertarian group that wanted the age of consent lowered to 14, and incest decriminalised.

Furthermore, paedophile organisations were affiliated to the group – which said that “childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage”.

The story did indeed break yesterday. (The Daily Telegraph had it.) But –

* The politician in question wasn’t a Shadow Cabinet Minister. It was no less senior a Cabinet Minister than Harriet Harman, Leader of the Commons and prospective Labour leadership candidate.
* The organisation wasn’t a libertarian group. It was that establishment body, the National Council for Civil Liberties.
* And although Tim Loughton, our Shadow Children’s Minister, judged our reaction to the story well, there was – guess what? – little BBC reaction, no sign of a right-wing media ring-round, no reaction from the conservative commentariat: no sense of a story gaining momentum. I can’t find anything significant on it in today’s media.

My point isn’t that Harriet Harman wants to ease the legal restraints on paedophile activity. (It should go without saying that she doesn’t.) Nor is it that her views during the late 1970s are worth the kind of media rampage that I sketch out above It’s simply this.

Another ghost come back to haunt Labour like Gordon Brown’s go go dancing as a job for women.

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Posted on March 31, 2010, in Labour, Labour MP Caught Out and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. would that be the same woman-who crashed her car whilst using her mobile, then later drove off without leaving her details??….or is it another man hating lezza?

  2. It seems this bitch is a total hypocrite and should be forced out of this country

  3. This woman is a sick, pathetic bitch and should be turfed out by the electorate and then, out of the country. This mad bitch should be sent to Iraq to live.

  4. Don’t hate her, she thrives on it. Laugh at her she hates that.

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