Sam Ashworth-Hayes Sam Ashworth-Hayes

It’s time to kill the Online Safety Bill for good

Nadine Dorries and Kemi Badenoch sparred over the Online Bill this week (photos: Getty/HMT)

The Online Safety Bill has been postponed. It should now be killed off for good. Not only is it bad for business, bad for free speech, and – by attacking encryption – bad for online safety, it now seems that there is a possibility, however remote, that the minister responsible for the bill doesn’t fully understand what it actually does.

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