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UK traditions

"the traditional method of regulation, in which rules follow disaster and public outcry"

Like in the UK where politicians obviously make legal highs illegals because... And cannabis is illegal because... And some Japanese manga is illegal because... And so-called extreme porn is illegal because...

Here's how it works in the UK: government decides policy; swiftly followed by compliant media publishing sensationalist stories (usually about some young girl) - often later shown to be false or based on incomplete information - planted by police in the papers; which helps whip up some public outrage; allowing laws the government wants to pass without too much outrage at the destruction of our civil liberties and personal freedoms.

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