David Cameron has proven himself to be as useless and pathetic a Prime Minister as Gordon Brown was. Politicians govern in ignorance; it is their duty to make sure they get the best advice from the best advisors. So one could possibly understand (if not forgive) Cameron’s ignorance. But to choose the technically illiterate Claire Perry as his internet advisor is beyond ignorant, beyond stupid and almost beyond non-offensive pejoratives.
Cameron and Perry are using the emotive phrase “think of the children” and the guise of blocking child pornography to rail through the kind of censorship that would not be out of place in China. It was typical politician soundbite without thinking through what was said: “One click to protect your whole home and keep your children safe”. An impossible claim. One which, if he didn’t already know it, his advisors should have told him it was impossible.
This isn’t about porn. It’s about control freakery and censorship. Porn is merely the paint job on this wagon of control freakery and censorship.
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