Tuesday, May 23, 2006

BBC Radio Scotland

Well ladies and gentlemen, we have managed to get on the radio today, I have to admit that I do get a little kick out of the exposure that the issue gets.

However I wanted to say a big thank you for all the hard work and well done to all involved in supporting dancers in the BBC Radio Scotland discussion.

You can listen to it here but I am not sure how long it stays on the BBC database so you might have to go through the "missed a programme?" section at the top right hand corner and choose Tuesday’s (23.05.06) edition of "Scotland Live".

Sunday, May 21, 2006

'If God had a stag night, he’d probably have it in Edinburgh.'

I feel like I should be running around scanning in the newspaper articles linking to other web pages etc. but I came across this quote on this webpage and thought it was worth sharing for the Edinburgh based Ladies and Gentlemen:

Chances Of Shaming Yourself

The Grass market is stag heaven with cobblestones. Guinness galore, chasers, real pubs with real people; the kind of place where groups of welsh rugby fans can bring into close harmony singing without anyone batting an eyelid. It’s impossible to feel remotely self-conscious here, a world away from the plastic dross that many city-centres have based their drinking around in the last five years. If God had a stag night, he’d probably have it in Edinburgh.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Quotes are good.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

C. S. Lewis

Thursday, May 11, 2006


I thought that the blog needed another picture to brighten it up (it is my blog I can do what I want).
Apparently this lady was a spy!
James Bond eat your heart out......

Still lovin' your work,

V, x

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

More News Articles - May 2006.

Here are a few more news articles from the newspapers during the week:

Ruth Wishart - The Herald
Edinburgh Evening News - Your Say
Julia Horton - Edinburgh Evening News

Please people, if you feel strongly about any of this, then make your voice heard on this blog, in the newspapers, on the discussion page, to your MSP or any other way that I have not covered.
I am going to have a wee lie down now, it can be fairly exhausting being a political campaigner.

Yours, while draped over my velvet chez longue, scattered with rose petals,

Veronica, x

Monday, May 08, 2006

Spreading the Word.

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, I the press never cease to amaze me. The continued interest in the lapdancing ban was not a situation that I predicted when I started and we have been fortunate to have been covered by both the Scotland on Sunday and the Herald so that we can get our point across. My particular thanks to:

(scroll down to 'a well balanced response lands in McCabe's Lap')

For taking the time to look into some of the issues surrounding the current situation in lapdancers in Scotland at the moment.

On another note I have managed to find some webspace to host the "Veronica Deneuve Response to the AEWG Report to Parliament". If you can get a chance I would ask you all to take a look at it, every effort has been made to provide a sound and educated response to the AEWG's report and I think that some very good points lie within (if I do say so myself). As usual I will put the appropriate links up on the right hand side.

A shower of kisses on your pretty little heads,

Veronica, xxx

Friday, May 05, 2006

A Response to the AEWG Report.

For those of you who have signed up to the yahoo group, I have posted a copy of the response to the AEWG report in the files section. For those of you who are unable to access this, I am still working on a way to post files here on the blog. In the mean while if you would like a copy then let me know here on the blog or you can email me and I will try to send one out to you by over the internet superhighway!

All my lovin'

Veronica, x

Thursday, May 04, 2006

A Big Welcome!

A very big welcome to those of you who are new to the page especially all of you lovely ministers of our best of small countries. Especially those of you who have taken the time to read the response to the AEWG report.

This site is primarily an information site to ease access for information for those who would like to know more about the lapdancing ban and it's legislative repercussions.

So make yourself at home! Browse the pages, look at the images, read the information, leave any messages or comments that you think are appropriate. Perhaps then the real discussion may begin.

All the best,

Veronica, x

Adult Entertainment Venues

There has only been 5 official complaints to the Comminity Council and none at ALL to the City Council since January 2004.

The amount of complaints other licensed venues (such as pubs and restaurants etc) have managed to acquire dwarfs A.E. venue complaints by comparison. If you don't believe me please check the published minutes of Tollcross Community Council as published
on their website.

'Residents in the area have complained about being hassled and harassed by gangs of men on stag weekends. And local businesses are worried the image of the area is going steadily downmarket.'

Ian Swanson,evening news27-Apr-2006

Points to think about.

'' The three foot lap dance exclusion zone is another wee goosestep towards a nanny state, not good , not good.

Three foot away ain't a lap dance, that's just a burd standing over there.

The Adult Entertainment Working Group has also a list of '' more respectable '' dances to thrill the public. Whatwill that be I wonder ?

The Slosh,the Alley Cat ?

It is complete lunacy for these self-styled '' do-gooders '' to suggest that close-up lap dancing will lead women into prostitution, it is also an insult,women who make their living through this form of adult entertainment surely know their own mind more than most.

AEWG demean women by assuming they can't make their own decisions and that's a bigger insult than me assuming that every AEWG member is a hairy-faced, ugly, militant, God-bothering feminist.

The AEWG are the kind of people who think pregnancy can be caused by rubbing two knitting patterns together.

With all the automatic fines now out there you could technically leave the house, get clocked at 31 mph [£40], then leave your car idling [£20] on a yellow line {£30] when buying ten fags [fifty quid]. Inadvertently drop a part of the packaging [50 quid] then have a wee smoke in an enclosed space, such as a lap-dance bar, where you are a mere 35 inches away from a dancer [50 quid plus 50 quid for the smoke]. The tally ban total £290

'' It's a fine day '' is no longer a comment on the weather in Scotland it is a social comment on the early 21st century. ''

Rikki Brown in THE SUN , May 1st 2006.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

BBC Radio Scotland Interview.

'' I really don't care if these new laws affect jobs or not, as those concerned will always find other avenues to make a buck, but isn't it just so typically British that the authorities recognise some of us might be up for a thrill then decide we can only half enjoy it by imposing a three feet rule for dancers or other laws that cramp these particular showgirls's working conditions.
Bottom line, we either approve these clubs or we don't, we either recognise this section of adult entertainment is a part of some peoples lifestyle or we just close it all down. Right now the goverment is certainly going off half-cocked, if you'll pardon the pun. ''

Graham Dunn, prospective club owner speaking on BBC Radio Scotland.

Thanks to A.H. for this.