Just 24 hours after the Westminster gang agreed to regulate the press, Max Mosley was in there telling MPs that the state should be prepared to make some websites verboten for Britons.
Responding to a discussion about the impracticality of regulating sites based abroad, Mosley suggested that the British public could be banned from seeing such sites, if they routinely break British codes of conduct or publish falsehoods.
“Of course in the worst case you can, figuratively speaking, cut the wire. An order of the English court is enforceable in England. Of course nobody wants to do that,” he said.
He added: “But don’t pretend it’s not practical, because it is.”
Mosley, the son of British Union of Fascists leader Sir Oswald Mosley, can sod right off. Sites hosted abroad cannot, by definition, break British codes of conduct because they’re not subject to British codes of conduct. One day is all it took and the mega-shady shysters of the Hacked Off campaign are already calling for more.
Can we all please stop demanding more laws and more regulations now?! In demanding ever more laws to regulate everyone else, society has fed a beast which restricts everyone’s liberties in ever more ways. If just one website were somehow made inaccessible, in no time at all the list will grow to hundreds and then thousands of them.
Please, everyone, stop demanding more laws to curtail the things you don’t like.