Lords give extreme porn bill a final reading

Lords give extreme porn bill a final reading: “

Brace for dirty book burnings, smut amnesties

It must be ever so vexing to pass a law that you think will make you the most popular boy in class – only to be greeted by a mass chorus of ‘you still stink!’.…

That seems to have been the case with the abolition of the 10p rate of tax, and it may yet come to pass with government legislation on extreme porn.

Of course, it isn’t law yet. The Criminal Justice Bill – of which it is part – receives the Royal Assent tomorrow (8 May). But the sections on extreme porn only become operative on their allotted commencement date. That has not yet been set.

In fact, it may never be set. One unhappy feature of this government’s approach to law-making is that some laws are passed, and then forgotten, without ever being put into effect.

Could that happen with extreme porn? Or at least, with this incarnation of the law?

Read the full article through the Register website….

(Via The Register – Public Sector.)

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