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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And I thought Thatcher was bad...
by orfanum on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 13:31 UTC
orfanum
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Once more, the apparent proponents of 'free' hide behind the Daily Mail mob mentality.

Yes, why not do this when for years abuse in state-run and state-affiliated institutions was known about and glossed over?

Just get the police to do its job of prosecuting those who have *actually* abused. Not filtering for those whose actions might (depending on other circumstances) lead to others abusing in the future.

What next, not prosecuting murderers 100% but making FPS games illegal?

We are heading for a 'justice' system that will mirror the situation in Minority Report.

What makes me hopping mad is that people who oppose this will be painted as not wanting there to be censure or opprobrium for crime per se whereas the truth of it is, in my view, that the state increasingly abdicates full responsibility for applying any kind of law where it really matters.

Adulterate the food chain with non-labelled horsemeat - prosecutions slow

Banking crisis - strip one or two of their knighthoods and just talk about changing the law (half-a-decade on)

Newspaper hacking scandal - still no statutory law based on Leveson

I had better stop now. I can feel my spleen beginning to rupture!

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