MP Christopher Chope under fire for blocking anti-FGM bill

The MP who infuriated campaigners by objecting to a ban on upskirting has been heavily criticised after blocking another private members' bill.

The MP who infuriated campaigners by objecting to a ban on upskirting has been heavily criticised after blocking another private members' bill.

Sir Christopher Chope shouted "object" in a debate on laws protecting children from female genital mutilation.

His Conservative colleague, Zac Goldsmith, said his actions were "appalling" - Lib Dem Tom Brake said the MP had "reached a new low".

Sir Christopher has argued his aim is to stop badly thought-out legislation.

He...
source: BBC

2019-02-10 15:05
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