14 January: together with Baroness Miller and John McConnell MP, presented with a golden flying penis award for “defending the rights of sex workers and/or speaking against the Extreme Porn Law in the Lords.”

....... defended the rights of sex workers, their clients, and extreme pornography, during the debate on the Criminal Justice Bill 2008. Regarding pornographic images that are said to be ‘extreme’, he said, ‘I was left with the question of whether their possession is so threatening to society that it is worth turning people into criminals and sending them to jail,’ and decided, ‘I really cannot imagine that any useful purpose is served by creating criminals out of the people who possess them'.