Letter: The bottom line

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Letter:

The bottom line

Sir: Robin Prior's lucid arguments for relaxing laws relating to pornography (letter, 20 August) were right to emphasise the irrelevance of bad taste as an appropriate criterion for prohibition. If it were relevant then the grotesque manifestations of the television game show, with its relentless (and possibly corrupting) pandering to greed and a delight in public humiliation, and boxing, which involves the degrading public spectacle of two people physically assaulting one another, would have to be banned well ahead of pornography destined for private consumption.

MICHAEL BRYANT

Carnforth, Lancashire

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