Deviants, perverts, ‘weirdos’ – who’s going down?
The die is cast. From today, it is illegal to possess “extreme porn” – though exactly what that means, despite two years of debate, is still unclear.
Depending on who you believe, this will criminalise 2m individuals or a mere handful. The Register guide to surviving this law can be found here.
Meanwhile, what has become of the principal players in this drama?
On Sunday, around 100 demonstrators braved the cold and damp to attend a last-minute demo, organised by CAAN and supported by Backlash and Spanner. Peter Tatchell was out, as were fashion photographer Ben Westwood and Mr Leather UK, Paul Stag.
peter tatchell at caan demo at parliament
CAAN’s porn collection, with which they have been teasing police and authorities in advance of the law, has now passed into exile in Scotland, where no such law is yet in place. If the Scots pass their own version, no doubt it will be travelling even further afield.
The Ministry of Justice has done itself few favours.
For more information please visit caan.org.uk.