Although supposedly aimed at curtailing online abuse, critics have said that Britain's Online Safety Bill would increase censorship of expression while failing to tackle the heart of internet-based abuses.
'Ninety minutes on a statutory instrument to fundamentally change the balance of human rights in this country is nothing short of a disgrace,' Conservative MP William Wragg lamented. 'Is that what we’re prepared to do to our fellow citizens as a Conservative government? It’s absolute lunacy. You’d expect this in a communist country.'
Unborn children would be left with 'no legal protection ... and dangerous home abortions will put vulnerable women at greater risk from coerced abortion,' the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children warns.