Radio Interviews On Prostitution

Labour Party

As you will have seen on this blog yesterday, my report on prostitution and gender equality has been approved by the European Parliament Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee.

I did two major radio interviews during the course of this last week on this subject. The first was for Iain Dale’s LBC Drive programme. I was also fortunate to be invited on to the BBC World at One.

You can listen to both of these here:

BBC World at One Interview

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Iain Dale on LBC 97.3

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Part 2

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Part 3

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Part 4

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Part 5

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Discussing prostitution with Clive Bull on LBC

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Last night I appeared on LBC’s Clive Bull show. It was a pleasure, as always, to take part in the programme. I thought a lively debate was had, with a wide variety of views.

I believe we need to change our system in the UK, so that we become more like Sweden, where buyers rather than sellers of sex are the ones prosecuted. I am pleased to see LBC – as well as newspapers like The Guardian – engaging with this issue. With a debate opening up across Europe, the British Government – which has thus far remained on the fence when it comes to prostitution law – will soon need to start making its position clear.

To listen please click below.

Discussing Women on Boards on Iain Dale’s LBC Show

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Yesterday I took part in a lively discussion on Iain Dale’s radio show on LBC 97.3fm.  We were discussing the European Parliament voting through a proposed directive on gender balance on the boards of listed companies, commonly referred to as ‘Women on Boards’.

As always on Iain’s show, it was an interesting debate, with many differing opinions expressed by the listeners.  Iain agreed that women making up only 19% of FTSE 100 board members is for from ideal, but questioned whether the European Union was the correct level at which to address the situation.  I take a rather different view, as I believe the directive and the European Parliaments support for greater gender equality in business is a very good thing.  You can listen to the entire segment using the media player above.

Interview with Iain Dale on LBC 97.3

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On Sunday I had the pleasure of appearing on Iain Dale’s radio show on LBC 97.3.  The topic we were discussing was David Cameron’s trip to India last week and talk about how important is it to build trade cultural links between us and India, and other emerging nations, along with the crossbench Peer Lord Bilimoria,  British-Indian entrepreneur Rajesh Agrawal and Pavani Reddy. You can listen to this discussion using the media players below.

After that, Iain interviewed me in something he calls his ‘secret lives’, where we discussed me interests and activities outside of politics.  You can listen to this on the media player below.  You can also go to his LBC page and consider subscribing to his excellent podcast by following the link here.