The Week: Media news - Tories lambast lads' mags

The Conservative Party's schools spokesman Michael Gove has accused lads' magazines of promoting a "selfish irresponsibility" among young men.

In a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research, Mr Gove said the Conservative Party would ask "tough questions" of proprietors of magazines such as Nuts and Zoo as to "what they think they're doing". Mr Gove, the shadow secretary of state for children, schools and families, said the magazines painted women as "permanently and uncomplicatedly available".