Tory MP, Sir Christopher Chope, has blocked a bid to end FGM, insisting there aren’t enough publications offering general advice on anything from lifestyle to dating tips.
Chope shouted “object” when the anti-Female Genital Mutilation bill was raised in parliament recently, thereby delaying legislation that might prevent vulnerable girls being circumcised with a pair of pliers in a dingy basement.
Meanwhile, the MP for Christchurch denied that he was out-of-touch, claiming he merely wanted to avoid FGM going the same way as Nuts and Loaded.
Chope said, “I’ve been an avid reader since 1985 and have stuck with the magazine’s monthly diet of fast cars, shaving products and subtle quim shots despite a number of editorial changes.
“I particularly enjoyed FGM’s feature on the World’s 100 Sexiest Women and was delighted when young Kelly Brook won the award in 2005.”
However, Chope critic and Treasury Minister, Liz Truss, said, “The article that Sir Christopher was referring to was no doubt enhanced by the fact that it largely featured images of women bent over Audi A4s with their clitorises still intact.
“Sadly, the same can’t be said for its Saudi Arabian sister publication, which is actually called FGM and does what is says on the tin.”
Chope added, “I’m particularly looking forward to FGM’s March edition – Upskirting: Dos and Don’ts.”