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  1. Craig Denney 24 Feb 2013, 7:22pm

    I bet they would not of batted an eyelid with hetero-porn, but because it’s gay porn it’s illegal?

    Homophobes!

    1. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:19am

      It is interesting that they only focus on gay porn not all porn being viewed in the workplace.

      I would see then the Mail may be making a point.

      However being they have only focused on Gay porn it is clearly an agenda from a homophobic rag.

  2. `expelliarmus!’ said Harry…and it all went away

    1. `engorgio’, more like.

  3. “… a website which featured naked women lying next to cats was visited 17 times.”

    I wonder if it has been visited 17 times by an MP who would, or has already, claimed that same-sex marriage will lead to bestiality.

    “A Freedom of Information request filed by the Mail on Sunday revealed that gay cruising websites were accessed 3,459 times”.

    For goodness sake, is that not the Mail’s obsession with gays going a bit too far? Can we assume from the paper’s ultra-obsessiveness that it’s full of bigoted closet cases, in the same mould as a particular Cardinal?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Feb 2013, 8:03pm

      I think the Mail and Telegraph have a few deeply closted self-loathers in their staff ranks, especially if they’re catholics or diehard conservative anglicans.

      1. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:21am

        Yeah and how many of them hide a secret like the vile Cardinal Keith O’Brien?

    2. Was the cat female or male? I suppose heterosexual bestiality is somehow less offensive than same-sex bestiality!

      1. Probably, in the mindset of the Daily Mail. It was probably disappointed that it was naked women lying next to cats and not naked men. Though, even then it would probably be disappointed that it was ‘pussies’ that they were lying next to and not something more representative of masculinity because then they would probably try to suggest that the same-sex marriage legislation had caused it. That’s how the Daily Mail mindset works.

        1. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:22am

          Yep, clutching at claws on might say!

          1. Haha. I had to read your comment twice!

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Feb 2013, 8:02pm

    Interesting that many visited PN, probably a lot of those opposing Tory MPs and I dare say, many of them visiting gay porn sites while running home to the wife at the end of the day.

    What’s the betting people of the Bob Blackman ilk aren’t averse? Who knows, maybe even Edward Leigh, Tim Loughton or David Burrowes since they’re the most vocal, just like Cardinal O’Brien.

    1. I wonder do those ‘anti’ MPs comment on here under a pseudonym? Perhaps some of the most disgustingly homophobic messages on this site are from Tory MPs.

      1. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:23am

        And Ukip!

      2. Absolutely possible, James! MPs are vocal people. They like to express their opinions. And there have occasionally been some articulate homophobes posting here on PN.

        1. Eddy, a certain MP claimed that PinkNews was fermenting hatred! I assumed that meant he read the comments on PinkNews and possibly posts comments himself!

  5. casparthegood 24 Feb 2013, 8:10pm

    It’s obvious they were all doing research – isn’t it? :-(

  6. They have to keep in touch:-)

  7. DivusAntinous 24 Feb 2013, 8:22pm

    I don’t quite understand why people visit porn sites. How does one go about masturbating at work? lol

    The Harry Potter thing made me laugh.

    1. I don’t understand why people visit porn sites at work, but there’s nothing wrong with people visiting porn sites (of consenting adults) in their own time!

    2. A quick trip to the toilets is the usual method I would imagine. And if you’re using one of those portable tablet computers you can even take it in with you!

      1. Off topic a little on my part, but a friend who works for a mobile company said a leading cause of replacement for phones in their statistics is people who drop them in the toilet. (and the reason for line ups!) lol

        1. Hee, hee. Your post conjures up quite an image in the mind! Phone in one hand, other hand busy, everything getting very slippery, very hectic, and then, wheeeeee . . . off shoots the phone, followed by . . . the other!

          Do people really do such things! Appalling! :-)

  8. oh ffs, why are they bothered? Why is this reported – anywhere – why is this news? Why?

    1. I agree entirely Mark. It says more about the prurient Mail than anything, whipping their readership into a tut tut frenzy whilst at the same time titillating them. All rather pathetic. I’m sure that similar figures exist for any other large organisation. And why the f**k the focus on gay cruising sites. There are similar shag n go sites for str8s altho this isn’t really part of the Mail’s agenda. Scum.

    2. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:25am

      It’s the Daily Mail.

      I guess this isn’t really about the porn, more their bigoted attempt to discredit the LGBTQI community.

      1. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:28am

        Oh and to maybe get a few Gay/Lesbians MP’s removed.

        Sadly it’s there style. I mean it’s funny this has come while we’re having debates about marriage equality. Something the Mail viciously disapproves of.

    3. Well, to be frank, I would prefer to think that MPs and their assistants are working so solidly and diligently at sorting out so much trouble in this land, particularly at the current time, that they do not have a moment spare for anything else during the hours for which WE are paying them!

  9. I honestly couldn’t care less how often people look at which websites at work.

    As long as they do what they need to do for their jobs, what does it matter?

    There is a pernicious and far too widely held assumption that employees must somehow become soulless servitor-drones while at work, keeping all of their personal interests at arms’ length while they devote themselves wholly and with obsessive devotion to the tasks set by their lords and masters. Individuality and humanity are frowned upon – the needs of the capitalist overlords come first!

    Well bollocks to that, I say. People actually work better and are a lot happier if they can be themselves at work, rather than pretending to be faceless automata slaved to the system. If MPs like porn then so what – so does virtually everybody else!

    1. It depends which MPs, what they’re looking at and what their public views are. If an openly homophobic MP is looking at gay pornography on Parliamentary computers, then they should be ‘outed’ as hypocrites.

      1. I am curious after your comment James, It makes me wonder if they have one IP address for the Parliament buildings, or if they would have a network map that could identify computer users, or is that something users can cover clearing history and cache?or if hot zone wireless means people would escape detection.

        I wouldn’t be so interested in the MP’s that are pro gay parliamentarians, as much as the hypocrites that are anti-gay! they are the ones i would love to see outed before they can change their browsing habits. (wonder if the Mail is above greasing the palms of a few computer repair techs in the name of justice? lol)

        1. I’m sure the Parliament IT department would know which sites each MP has browsed. Clearing their browsing history wouldn’t prevent that. The MPs would definitely be identifiable. However, I have no doubt that there would be an attempt by Parliamentary authorities to withhold that information from getting released. If it were non-senior Civil Servants within Parliament or in Whitehall that accessed such websites, they would be sacked. There would be a reluctance to sack any senior Civil Servant, as they would be treated more like MPs. MPs can’t be sacked and are probably protected even if any of them break the law. I guess the only way any of this information would be publicised is for a ‘whistle-blower’ from the IT department, who has access privileges, to leak it to the media.

    2. I’m not for treating employees like robots, far from it, but accessing porn (of any kind) when you are being paid to work is very wrong. There is as time and a place, and it’s not at work.

  10. Oh Dear – what would a freedom of information request filed to the Vatican not reveal LMAO!

    1. Amazing video. Thanks for that.

    2. Incredible video… Brought a tear to my eye. Beautiful and what dancers!!!

    3. Loved it! makes Strictly look like amateur. (bet they would earn a “didn’t they do well! from Brucie)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FydoHj2RPHU&list=PLB332EA2FA9407837&index=3

  11. If I visited porn (gay or straight) sites at my work I would be sacked. I work for the Civil Service.

    1. Exactly Liam. The Civil Service, as with most other organisations and employers in general, have a very strict policy about mis-use of computers. The report is specifically about Parliamentary computers so it could involve elected representatives and Members of the House of Lords. We’re all aware that Parliamentarians are treated very leniently – laws and rules that apply to ordinary people often don’t appear to apply to them.

  12. pinknews’ article is more sensational then the one published on dailymail, gay element is just merely mentioned there and dailymail article doesnt even mention pinknews website as in PinkNews.co.uk was among the most visited websites over 2012

    sensationalising and shameless self publicity to get extra hits???

  13. That There Other David 24 Feb 2013, 10:48pm

    This goes on in every reasonable sized computer network in the country, even the Daily Mail. The only shocking thing is that the employees don’t seem to understand that their online movements are logged by the IT department, although most will just track the hits and locations. Nobody is interested in the user unless something illegal has occurred.

  14. Julian Morrison 24 Feb 2013, 10:53pm

    ::waves to the MPs::

  15. Nadine’s been hitting the net again!

  16. “a parliamentary spokeswoman said the sites might have been visited accidentally”

    Yeah, 2459 times by accident… Lol. People are going to be people, and porn is porn. Many people are naturally horny and studies show it can very much relieve stress – something members of parliament would always be under. I don’t blame em’.

  17. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2013, 10:17am

    Wondering what number of people viewing this content voted against the marriage legislation? Those vile bigots usually have a hidden secret and leave all others to take the blame.

    I do question why the Daily Mail saw fit for this one though. Clearly the homophobic, obsessive paper has an agenda.

  18. Indeed! Why did the Daily Hate want the information, when all down the right-hand side of every page on their website the Daily Hate offers roughly 30 pictures of vulgar “celebrities” and other “notables” with links to articles about their pregnancies, their partner-swappings, their affairs, their adulteries, their nights out, their face-lifts, their hair-transplants, and their general shenanigans!

    The Daily Hate is the organ of the hypocrisy of self-righteous Middle Britain.

  19. sorry ….it was me…..lol

  20. I care little about who visits what type of porn sites, gay, straight or anything in between but NOT WHILE I AM PAYING THEIR SALARY. I witnessed a colleague being summarily dismissed and escorted from the premises for accessing BBC News during work time. One rule for all. Sack them now!

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