UK Prime Minister Calls for New Laws To Ban Mean Comments to Politicians on Social Media

May

Like many Britons, I have no love for the Prime Minister Theresa May. The 2017 snap general election put a lot of people in a difficult position. It was either Theresa “I wanna watch your porn” May or Jeremy “Lets disable our nuclear defence system” Corbyn. The British public had no choice but to choose her.

In her manifesto, May made it clear she wanted to create a new internet that would be controlled and regulated by the government. It read:

“Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet…We disagree.”

And today she proved that she was dead serious about that goal.

May has called for a new legal crackdown on the “abuse of politicians and other public figures” on social media, saying that online “bullying” has now become a growing “threat to democracy.”

In a speech to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, May said the Law Commission would look at which new laws were needed to crack down on “offensive online communications”.

The prime minister went on to say that a new “tone of bitterness and aggression has entered into our public debate,” due to the rise of social media.

The prime minister said public figures “from candidates and elected representatives to campaigners, journalists and commentators” now “have to contend with regular and sustained abuse” online.

This comes after May has been decimated recently for her terrible leadership skills, not just in the London newspapers, but also on social media. Many feel, myself included, that our MPs and the prime minister, in particular, don’t have our best interest in mind with this Orwellian social media proposal. Take for example Tottenham’s Labour MP David Lammy. Almost daily that irksome tomfool litters my social media feed with his disdain for Trump or “something something das racist.” Just the other day he said more had to be done about knife crime, but then criticised Sadiq Khan’s vow to increase stop and search.

Being able to criticise MPs for stupid things they do is our right. And saying that it is a “threat to democracy” is ridiculous because you should want to hear our opinions. Here’s a word of advice: if the British public is so violently against something you’re doing, maybe don’t do it.

Theresa May uses buzzwords like ‘sexism’ and ‘harassment’ to try to get you to sympathise with her, but don’t be fooled. This woman is trying to silence you. She backstabbed everyone to get to the position she has today. Now she’s trying to do the same to the British public in order to cement her grip on 10 Downing Street.

Nora Ralph

Student, worker, and Co-Founder of the #Killstream. You can also catch me on TheRalphretort Rundown.