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New upskirting law blocked by Tory MP

2018-06-15 14:04 #0 by: Leia

"An attempt to make upskirting a specific criminal offence in England and Wales has been blocked by one Conservative MP. 

The government gave its support to a change in the law before it was brought to the Commons. 

But Sir Christopher Chope shouted "object" to the private member's bill. 

The campaign for the bill against upskirting - when photos are secretly taken under a skirt - was started by victim Gina Martin.

In the Commons, MPs shouted "shame" after the intervention, stopping the bill getting a second reading"

- BBC news (2018) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44496427

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2018-06-16 20:32 #1 by: jordan

How disgusting, and how fitting that he is shamed for his actions. hopefully it will go through soon, in a similar vein to Japan's laws, which extend to prison sentences for such offences.

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2018-06-17 19:13 #2 by: Leia

The latest is that Theresa May expects the law to passed soon, more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44504656

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2018-06-19 20:39 #3 by: jordan

he mentions it shouldn't be discussed until there is 'debate'... Honestly what kind of debate is there even to be had?!

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2018-06-20 11:32 #4 by: Leia

Exactly Jordan!

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