Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Janet Street-Porter: contradictory crone

(nb. I am not the Devil's Kitchen)

It's a terrifying prospect, but we must consider the possibility that there is more than one Janet Street-Porter at large. How else can we explain the contradictory articles that appear under her byline every week in The Indepedent?

Street-Porter has swallowed the temperance movement's myths hook, line and sinker and is a result is a keen advocate of doing...er...something.

Back in 2007, that something was education. ('Can't we drinkers just be left in peace?'):
The only way to stop people drinking to excess is via education and support at primary school.

Back then, Janet was keen to stress that the kids were alright. If there was a problem, it was to be found behind the net curtains of Middle England ('