Tomorrow, Home Secretary Teresa May asks if bank robbery is illegal, why do people still tool up with shooters and don balaclavas, while George Osborne ask if smuggling non-duty-paid cigarettes and booze is illegal, why do these damned foreigners get away with selling them?
And as Leg-Iron points out
, Cameron is, sadly (but unsurprisingly) no smarter...
"If child pornography is illegal, why is it possible to find it online in the UK"
Has she searched for some?
More importantly, did she actually find any?
I ask because I have the sense she's just repeating what she's read elsewhere. For example the Mark Bridger case - which she quotes in another newspaper article. Here, one of the highlights of the case was the fact he'd watched a rape scene just before the abduction of April Jones. Except this was from the 2009 Hollywood remake 'The Last House on the Left' which had been recorded from TV, not the internet. Now I haven't seen this movie but I'm pretty damn sure its not child porn. Nor do we know if his searches for 'ten year old girls naked' yielded any results. I do accept that he did have some under age material but as our host points out, that's already illegal. Maybe the Government should make it 'double secret probation' illegal?
I'm not sure that child porn (in its classic and literal sense) is that easy to find in the UK. I also doubt any producer would particularly welcome being listed on Google either.
The problem is, the authorities have widened the classification of child porn to include relatively harmless images of naturism, or the 17 year old youth flashing his bits. What our feeble minded fools in Government are getting excised about are probably nothing more than a Nirvana album cover, vintage 1920's pictures of naked boys being chased by a policeman at the Serpentine or topless 'under aged' shots of Sam Fox and Kate Moss.
I can't help feeling that while we've chased and prosecuted those with material which was once freely available in WH Smiths, we've allowed the producers and users of the most serious disgusting stuff to scurry away and hide?
It can only get worse before it don't get better!
She probably thinks before the internet existed there weren't any sex crimes.
SOMETHING MUST BE DONE, or at least a good soundbite and then do nothing...
OK let me see if I understand this.
Despite there being no proven causal link between pornography of any kind and recent child murders, TeamDave feels "something must be done".
Whereas concerning the events in Woolwich and other places which have a direct connection with certain religious scribblings, TeamDave feels "nothing must be said, much less done".
Knives, handguns and dangerous dogs should also be unlawful ... er wait a minute..
"I ask because I have the sense she's just repeating what she's read elsewhere. "
Of course she is. Or, more accurately, she's just repeating what her SPaD or other researcher has read elsewhere.
"Maybe the Government should make it 'double secret probation' illegal?"
Don't give them ideas... :/
"SOMETHING MUST BE DONE, or at least a good soundbite and then do nothing..."
"Knives, handguns and dangerous dogs should also be unlawful ... er wait a minute.."
This is a wedge to try and drive some piece of nasty and anti-democratic legislation through Parliament.
Find something that few could or would defend and use it as a Trojan Horse.
All courtesy of the Ministry of Dirty Tricks.
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