MPs Use Parliament Computers For Porn!

We’re all guilty of doing things in the office that we shouldn’t be. Usually it is things like logging into Facebook is check out what’s happening with your friends, or scrolling through Twitter to find the funniest tweets in less than 140 characters.

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If you are lucky enough to have a work computer to do those extra tasks at home, it is even more tempting to slack off. You think “I’ll just watch some videos while I eat my dinner” and the next thing you know, the deadline is almost upon you and you haven’t done that work yet.

Well, it seems that MPs are just as guilty of this, but they have been caught doing far worse. In fact, a huge number of them have been found attempting to get down and dirty while on the job by paying a visit to porn sites. Oops!

250,000 visits

The Freedom of Information act meant that, when the Express news website wanted to know about these staggering figures, they had to be revealed, and we can see just how dirty our local MPs are!

In the last year, it seems that there have been “almost 250,000 attempts to visit porn websites” using parliamentary computers, which could be laptops linked to parliament or even the laptops in parliament itself! That’s a lot of porn.

The most popular month to try and fap was revealed to be April. Maybe it is the traditionally poor weather we experienced here in Wales that made people think “it’s raining outside, according to the people on Facebook and Twitter who think no-one else goes outdoors… I think I’ll have a cheeky wank!”

The numbers might seem pretty high, especially for the number of computers it involves, but we should remember that these numbers are actually lower than they were in 2013! It seems that in 2013 MPs were a hell of a lot hornier, as there were 350,000 hits to restricted websites than in 2014.

So either our desire to masturbate has gone down… or the MPs have got other safer ways to do it, where they won’t find access blocked to the websites.

Any excuse

Of course, all of those hits could be entirely innocent… right? We very much doubt it. After all, it’s pretty hard to accidentally stumble onto a porn site if you are going about your parliamentary business. If you do manage it, you are probably on a pretty suspect website anyway.

Well, the Chief Executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, Mr Jonathan Isaby, believes that some of these visits could be innocent. He said that “some of these ‘visits’ are no doubt the product of pop-ups beyond anybody’s control, but the number is absolutely staggering.”

A lot of people are becoming more tech-savvy, so the idea of these porn pop-ups suddenly hitting the screens of MPs doesn’t sit right with me. After all, those pop-ups tend to happen when you are actually looking at a porn site in the first place, and loads of people now use things like pop-up blockers in browser to stop this from happening in the first place!

Isaby’s suggestion seems to be backed up by a spokesperson from the House of Commons, who says that “we do not consider the data to provide an accurate representation of the number of purposeful requests made by network users due to the variety of ways in which websites can be designed to act, react and interact and due to the potential operation of third party software”.

Honestly, to me it seems as those some of the dirty MPs with an urge to watch porn have whacked out their phone, put it onto the Parliamentary Wi-Fi, and then gone “incognito” or started “private browsing” on their device. However, people tend to forget what going incognito actually means. Google’s incognito kindly reminds us that it “doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit”, so basically they can still see what you’re up to. All it means is that the websites you go to won’t show up in your history. It might be time to rethink how you watch porn…

Definitely not all innocent

Of course, while many of the officials believe that some of these visits are just honest mistakes (and we totally aren’t buying that excuse), there is still the suggestion that some people have been looking at things that they should.

Isaby, when discussing the issue, does go on to address those who haven’t accidentally stumbled onto hardcore porn by saying that “one would hope that those attempting to access these sites at Parliament could keep their extra-curricular activities safely within their own four walls, as it’s not an appropriate use of time when it’s on the taxpayers’ tab.

He’s got a point there! I’d really rather not be paying for my MP to have a wank when they could be doing other things… like their job.

Following this news, we are seeing the usual reactions. People are acting shocked that this has happened (really?) and some are even calling for their names to be released, as well as what they were watching. We get people being curious, but what will it achieve? It’s not like we’re going to go “oh, my local MP likes lesbian porn. They are so much more relatable now!” If anything, we’re probably going to kick off about it, and even if we did, there isn’t much than can be done. I mean, it’s just porn. It doesn’t make that big of a difference, right?

What do you think about this whole fiasco? Are you guilty of looking at porn while you’re at work, or do you save it for when you’re in the comfort of your own home with your fleshlight to hand? Do you think the names of the MPs should be released? Let us know on the Escort Wales forum, or by leaving a comment in the box below.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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