In this week’s government reshuffle Maria Miller took over the job of Culture Secretary from Jeremy Hunt. Her role in charge of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport more or less makes her the government’s chief censor, (Except where police state censors dictate via the Home Office and Dept of Justice).
Maria Miller seems to have brought with her a whole load of attitude problems and gay rights groups have been first to criticise.
Making her first public appearance in her new Cabinet role, Ms Miller defended her record, which has included voting in favour of lowering the abortion time limit and the notion that a child needs parents of both sexes. She explained:
I have worked for many years in the area of disability and also of women’s equality and I am absolutely committed to making Britain a more equal society,
Perhaps looking at voting records isn’t the best way to assess what people think about in this world and perhaps actually talking to them is a better way of doing it.