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British City Council Rocked By ‘Porn’ Mags

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“Homosexual pornographic magazines found in a private members’ lounge at Aberdeen City Council were yesterday confiscated by chief executive Sue Bruce as she reminded councillors of the need to salvage the council’s bruised reputation. The Gay Times magazines were discovered in an off-duty relaxation area in St Nicholas House – just days after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was forced to apologise for claiming expenses for two pornographic films watched by her husband. In a confidential e-mail sent to all elected members yesterday, Mrs Bruce said: ‘I have received complaints about top-shelf magazines being left on display in the members’ lounge. I have taken the liberty of removing these and they are available in my office to be collected should the owner wish to do so.'” [Press and Journal]

Wait. Since when was Gay Times a porno? Sure, there are suggestive images in there, but that’s like calling Maxim, well, a porno. Are we reading the same magazine?

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 1, 2009
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  • 6 Comments
    • Caspar Aremi
      Caspar Aremi

      Since when was GT porn?!

      Apr 1, 2009 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caspar Aremi
      Caspar Aremi

      @Caspar Aremi: which is exactly what the last line of the article says, sorry, didnt spot that ;) but seriously… I’m considering writing a letter! – how very british.

      Apr 1, 2009 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James F
      James F

      I know! It’s so embarrassing, I’m a student in Aberdeen and it just shows how provincial this town is!

      Apr 1, 2009 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darrien
      Darrien

      It’s probably some of the adverts that caused the problems rather than the articles. Even so, it’s odd that it’s caused such a storm given the number of gay councillors in the city. Mind you, I can see Gay Times using ‘banned in Aberdeen’ as a selling point.

      Apr 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tavdy79
      tavdy79

      My grandmother left Aberdeen in the ’30s. Seems she made a good move on two counts (the other being that if she hadn’t she’d never have met my most totally awesome grandfather).

      Apr 2, 2009 at 4:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevin (not that one)
      kevin (not that one)

      Until fairly recently (late 1990s), it was illegal for a film or magazine in the UK to show a male erection. So it doesn’t surprise me that some twat is getting her panties in a twist over the Gay Times.

      Apr 2, 2009 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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