Wednesday, 24 February 2010


The editor of Forum magazine, Sarah Berry, writes to invite me to accept a nomination as Politician of the Year for the 2010 Erotic Awards.

It is tempting. There are free tickets for the Night of the Senses awards ceremony (raising money for disabled people) and the chance to win the 'coveted' Flying Golden Penis Trophy.

A declaration is required that I support their ethos, which I could provide without difficulty, but I decline to proceed.

It's an honour to be considered but it's not justified. I organised a fringe meeting to give sex workers a voice at last year's party conference, and more recently I put out a press release defending sex workers from prohibitionist government policies. But it's not enough.

The Golden Penis award must go to someone more deserving.

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