UK GOVERNMENT anti-porn campaigning MP Claire Perry has accused a political blogger of sponsoring an attack on her website that defaced it with the sort of adult content that she despises.
Perry is the MP for Devizes who is fighting a war on online adult material backed by the Daily Mail newspaper. For shame then that her website has been hosting some.
In a stream of Twitter messages she accused political blogger Guido Fawkes of sponsoring the attack. The blogger has denied involvement.
"That well known responsible campaigner @guidofawkes has been hosting a link that distributed porn via my website," said Perry.
"Apologies to anyone affected by the hacking of my website sponsored by @GuidoFawkes - proves so clearly what we are dealing with."
Fawkes, who is no stranger to political controversy, responded quickly to the MP, saying that he suggested that she take down her allegations. She has decided not to. What she has done, which might be considered unfortunate for someone in her position, is confused a link to her website with something hosted by Fawkes.
Confused by technology again @claire4devizes ? We deliberately didn't link to your filthy website - we just took a SFW screenshot.— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) July 23, 2013
On his blog Fawkes said that he had no involvement in the porn additions to Ms Perry's website and denied her allegations that he did. "They are without any foundation, merit or a shred of evidence to back them up," he said.
In the hunt for a suitable response Fawkes polled his readers on what to do. The majority said that suing her is in order.
"Guido suspects it is based on Perry's dislike of the blog bringing the pushy MP back down to earth occasionally. Perry does not have a leg to stand on here, so if she does not retract the bonkers allegations, should Guido unleash his lawyers?"
His readers' answer to that is an unmistakable yes, with 86.5 percent of respondents replying in the affirmative. µ