Tuesday, June 22News For London

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UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

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The government is attempting to pass a Digital Economy Bill that would ban certain 'non-conventional' porn websites in the UK.  The new media regulating bill is making an appearance in the House of Lords for its second hearing today. The bill is intended to shelter the children from  improper images/videos and is already becoming a controversial topic within free speech campaigners across the country. What does the bill entail for the online porn consumption by the people? Is online censorship and surveillance going to help protect children? The Digital Economy Bill acts a new law that aims to simply ban any kind of ‘non-conventional’ porn websites. This includes sexual acts of violence, face-sitting, urinating and incest related porn. The government announced that non-compliant sites
Cameron looks for EU-UK deal backing

Cameron looks for EU-UK deal backing

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Cameron’s EU package of reforms to keep Britain in the EU had its first test in the House of Commons today. During Prime Minister Question Time in Parliament, the debate revolved around the EU-UK deal with Cameron defending his plan aimed at keeping Britain in the EU. The PM said: “My plan is to bring welfare, immigration, and bail out powers back to the UK. This will make us stronger and better.” The European Union has recently denied Cameron a full four-year ban on EU migrants’ right to claim benefits. Britain will be only allowed to offer the chance to gradually increase them over the four-year period. Cameron stood by his draft EU deal and tried to persuade MPs to back his proposal which will lead to an IN/OUT referendum that could be held on June 23rd  2016. The PM fa