Poland is poised to ban mentioning homosexuality in schools as part of the nation's attempt to turn itself into some sort of Thatcherite dreamland. Education minister Roman Giertych is behind this latter-day Clause 28:
Mr Giertych said: "One must limit homosexual propaganda so that children won't have an improper view of family."
But what is homosexual propaganda? What must the Polish sexpolice be looking for?
To judge by Matt Lucas, all posters of Shakin' Stevens must go. Apparently, it was photos of the denim-clad Welshman which turned him:
“I said to my friend Michael, ‘Don’t you think sometimes men are handsome’? I didn’t think much of it at the time — I thought both girls and boys were attractive.
“I’m sure the thoughts weren’t sexual, but there was something there."
Of course, modern-day British Conservatives aren't afraid of gay men any more, are they?
Well, apart from David Van Day, of course. Yes, the one out of Dollar and Bucks Fizz. He's managed to piss off the whole of Brighton's gay community - a problem, when you're running for a seat as a Tory councillor:
He's not exactly apologetic, either:
"People make jokes about my height everyday and if I was as sensitive as these people acted I would go and live under a stone."
But David, there's a world of difference about being the butt of jokes because you're a little man, and someone running for public office making anal sex jokes in the faces of a group of people working charity.
Still, David Cameron's all new Tory party won't stand for this sort of behaviour from its candidates, right? Especially after eight complaints of misconduct were made against sitting Tory councillor Peter Willows after he compared gays with paedophiles just last December?
Still, at least David wouldn't want to try and argue that he's the victim, or that he can't be gay because he's got gay frien... oh...
I'm very angry about this.
"What about all the mother-in- law jokes or my wife' jokes?
If people are so sensitive and can't laugh at their own sexuality it's a sad indictment on that person.
"Where does it all stop? Will there be no laughter?"
Actually, David, mother-in-law jokes died out pretty much in the 1980s, what with them being sexist and all.
Odd, though, with VanDay telling the Argus that he doesn't see what the problem is, the party takes a different line:
"Will there be no laughter" seems a pretty odd way of saying "I'm sorry", doesn't it?
Of course, the irony is that back when I was a young boy, I had a poster of Dollar with David in a lovely white singlet which made me feel a little Shakin' Stevens. Like the man said: Mirror, Mirror, Mon Amour.