Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 15:21 UTC
Internet & Networking "Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday." And so, the UK nanny state turns to straight up censorship. Let's look at some of the authoritarian policies that David Cameron wishes to enact.
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Shocking terrible idea
by jhowie on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 21:55 UTC
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The Conservative Party in the UK used to synonymous with kinky sex and scandal. They were also the byword of individual freedom. The UK pioneered pornography in the form of the Page 3 girl and the "Sunday Sport". The News Of The World was as much 40-odd pages of badly-written smut and erotic storytelling as it was a newspaper. Much has changed in such a few short years.

Does this mean that the UK public will have to opt-in to such shows as Sexcetera and others on regular cable and satellite stations, that come on after midnight? If you want pornography in the UK all you need is a basic television package. Will they have to be card-carrying pornographers to buy certain newspapers at the local newsagent?

The UK has so much else to worry about you would really hope that the ruling coalition would focus on that, first.

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