Friday, 28 November 2008

Let's talk about sex

You often hear people saying that we don't have great orators in Parliament anymore, the sort of speakers where people would rush into the Chamber to hear them speak. (Enoch Powell, Michael Foot, Aneurin Bevan). That's true, but there are a couple of new boys whose names appearing on the TV monitor in my office would at least make me flick channels so I can hear what they're saying. And as chance would have it, they were both speaking in a Westminster Hall debate this week, so I decided to pop in and have some fun. TC wasn't on top form, but his namesake certainly was; I've never seen such bizarre logic since.... well, since I last read some of the comments on this blog actually.


DaveA said...

Ooooohhh Matron, there was me clicking on the link envisaging salaciousness and what do we get a Parliamentary debate on sex education.

I had visions of hot bars in SW1 jammed packed with feminist, Labour totty waiting for a young man to put them right. Researchers and aides thrusting their mobile numbers into my hands, dinner and a club and squabble over who's place we go back to for coffee and/or a night cap.

Meanwhile back at planet Leytonstone I must reply to Damian Green's situation.

Kerry, Pat Nurse who I saw tonight sends her regards.

Steven_L said...

What a bollocks waste of Parliament's time. They were debating this over a decade ago when I was at school.

Everyone has already learned it from the playground by the age of nine.

These days, with the internet I'm sure they're well up on bondage by the time they hit 6th form.

sued said...

Interesting ... my kids (now 19 and 16) received exactly zero in the way of sex & relationship education at primary school. Word on the street at the time was the schoold didn't want to alienate its substantial Muslim paretn population (as recently happened at another primary school when one hapless teacher attempted to implement BCC's policy on including same sex relationships). I thought the evidence pointed to much lower levels of teenage sex & pregnancy when young people had good information on which to base decisions.