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Why has a Tory MP just blocked a move to make upskirting a criminal offence?

The most problematic rebellion Theresa May has suffered this week is not on Brexit and the troublesome EU Withdrawal Bill – but on upskirting. In case you’ve missed it, upskirting is when someone takes a picture up a woman’s skirt without their knowledge. At present, police struggle to pursue such offences as if the woman is wearing underwear then the incident can be deemed not ‘graphic’ enough to be classed as either outraging public decency or as a crime of voyeurism.

So, a private members’ bill on the issue – brought to the House...

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