British MP Calls For Internet Providers To Block Porn

ReasonReasonLabour Member of the British Parliament David Blunkett, who once served as Home Secretary under Tony Blair, has called for Internet providers to block porn. 

Blunkett said, "I think we have a job in this country, in a civilised, free, open democracy, to protect ourselves from the most bestial activities and from dangers that would undermine a civilised nation."

The comments came after the Liberal Democrats rejected a plan put forward by their coalition partners in the Conservative Party which would require Internet users to opt-in to access to porn. 

From the BBC:

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has called for internet providers to block pornography, warning against a descent into "Sodom and Gomorrah".

Mr Blunkett backed an opt-in system of censorship, saying the Lib Dems had been wrong to reject it at their party conference last week.

Civilised society risked being undermined by "the most bestial activities", he warned.

He was speaking at a Demos fringe meeting at the Labour conference.

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  • ||

    This is surely a setup to a Monty Python skit.

  • Almanian!||

    Your wife - is she a goer, eh? does she like photography? CANdid photography? I'll bet she does, I'll be she does!

    Yeah - PYTHON DID IT!

  • Rasilio||

    "Civilised society risked being undermined by "the most bestial activities", he warned."

    So he really hates the Scots?

  • ||

    What, no bestiality reference?

  • SugarFree||

    I believe that Rasilio mentioned "Scots" already.

  • Zeb||

    Q: What's the difference between teh Rolling Stones and a Scotsman?

    A: While the Stones say "hey, you get off of my cloud" the Scotsman is more likely to be heard saying "Hey, McLeod, get offa me ewe"

  • Sevo||

    Hey, if the CA state gov't can legislate an 'eraser', the Brits can block porn:
    "New law lets teens delete digital skeletons"
    "Legislation [...] will require Web companies, starting in 2015, to remove online activity - whether it be scandalous or simply embarrassing - should a California minor request it."
    That'll make it all better!
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/art.....837309.php

  • np||

    Isn't this age discrimination? How come only under 18s get this right? I want my internet history erased whenever I want too!

  • Sevo||

    And I'd like that bell un-rung, too!

  • Bee Tagger||

    So that would be a cut & paste to the NSA rather than the usual copy & paste?

  • tarran||

    Bee Tagger,

    Do us a favor; links to email addresses breaks reasonable.

    Can you hide yours?

  • Rhywun||

    I was wondering why it's been broken the last couple days.

  • Bee Tagger||

    You got it.

  • Lord at War||

    Tarran-

    Really?

    You want someone to voluntarily change their "online activity" to suit your preference for a defective software product without offering any "value" in return.

    How much is it worth to you?

    I might just add my email address to piss you off...

  • ||

    Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has called for internet providers to block pornography, warning against a descent into "Sodom and Gomorrah".

    It warms my heart to know that British SoCons are at least as SoCon-ey as American ones. I suppose I'll just have to bring Drunken Chavs Behaving Badly 8 with me if I go to the UK.

  • robc||

    SoCon

    Labour Member

  • ||

    Are those things mutually exclusive? Clearly this guy feels its important to curb the private sexual behavior of the citizenry. That puts him squarely in the SoCon camp as far as I'm concerned.

  • Zeb||

    And what they call Conservatives would fit nicely in the Democratic party here. I think SoCon works.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I find it highly unlikely that either Sodom or Gomorrah had Internet porn. As I understand things, the problem with the two cities wasn't what they were looking at, it was what they were doing.

  • ||

    Are you suggesting they used blindfolds?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm suggesting that if Sodom and Gomorrah had webcams, they'd be performing the porn to be distributed over the Internet, not watching it.

  • Brett L||

    God takes all attempts at sexual assault on his immediate employees VERY seriously.

  • Zeb||

    That was the big one. Also, they were raping men as well. Everyone knows that civilized, god-fearing people only rape women.

  • Almanian!||

    ...in a civilised, free, open democracy...

    ...it's important to not be free, not open, and not a democracy.

    Jesus Fucking AntiChrist but our forebears slip ever further into the abyss.

    No pron. What next, a ban on the evil gin?

  • Anomalous||

    Blunkett sounds a lot like blumpkin.

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    It's a hard job, but someone has to hold the title of Her Royal Majesty's Stupidest MP.

  • ||

    There once was an an MP named Blunkey
    Who was only aroused by monkeys
    He said to his pimp,
    "Say, bring me a chimp,
    Maybe we can train it to fuck me."

  • Bill Dalasio||

    Poet Laureate material.

  • PH2050||

    Fucking awesome.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    Civilised society risked being undermined by "the most bestial activities", he warned.

    Why, yes. It's only a matter of time before wide swaths of society have hairy palms. And if it's allowed to continue, they risk mass blindness!!!

    Sounds to me like Mr. Blunkett, needs a primer from Tekkie Monster:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-glb-_heEg

  • The Late P Brooks||

    "I think we have a job in this country, in a civilised, free, open democracy, to protect ourselves from the most bestial activities and from dangers that would undermine a civilised nation."

    Nothing says "free and open society" like government control over content accessible to the proles.

  • ||

    Biggest, immoral, fucking freaks in the world are politicians. Espcecially the Brits; we all know behind the layer of stoic conservatism lies a cross-dresser.

    Bah. And they're gonna preach? It is to laugh.

    *If this posts twice my apologies. There seems to be a problem with posting.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    I guarantee that Blunkett is either into some really sick stuff, or is having a bit of something-something on the down low. I cannot fathom a universe where it is otherwise.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    What on earth would you use the internet for, if not for porn?

  • Finrod||

    "What's the point in having an Internet connection if you're not using it to look up weird, fucked-up pictures of dirty sex you'll never have yourself?" -- Randal Graves, Clerks 2

  • ||

    warning against a descent into "Sodom and Gomorrah".

    Sodom and Gomorrah weren't destroyed because of the crazy donkey shows put on at every street corner you fucking dipshit. It's because they turned away from God and his teachings.*

    *If you want to argue on their retarded SoCon terms.

  • Paul.||

    Blunkett said, "I think we have a job in this country, in a civilised, free, open democracy,

    Read my lips, motherfuckers: No first amendment.

    This democracy, goddamnit. There's no place for freedom of speech in an open democracy!

  • Not a Libertarian||

    I am surprised that no one has mentioned that the Right Honourable Member for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has been blind since birth.

    Or frankly disappointed that no one has made a "right honourable member" joke.

  • Paul.||

    If he can't watch porn... NO ONE CAN!

  • AlmightyJB||

    There's porn on the internet? Icky.

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