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May 23, 2023Liked by Tom Jones

Between the brazenness of the criminal, the indifference of the police and the utter uselessness of the MPs, I don't think I have enough coins to stuff into the 'Peter Hitchens was right' jar.

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Maybe I’m a cynic, but I find it hard to believe the MP’s quoted in the piece are more concerned about what “Mizzy” did, but are more keen to force through their agenda on the public. The things this oaf did are already illegal regardless of whether they’re on social media or not. Sadly, I do think you’re right in that it’s far easier to say that than go into why he feels like he needs to do this and why he feels he can get away with it.

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May 23, 2023Liked by Tom Jones

‘But the problem is not that you can view these videos on Tiktok or Youtube. It is the fact that ‘Mizzy’ is committing crimes. The fact he is producing ‘content’ should be totally irrelevant, both to the law and to lawmakers; laws already exist to prevent this behaviour.’

I’d push back on this a bit - as Charlotte Gill said on Twitter, this scumbag has tens of thousands of followers, and furthermore the incentive when producing such content is clearly towards more and more extreme acts, as this pushes views; she referred to such ppl as ‘crime influencers’, and such people will inspire copycats. I would argue this is an aggravating factor and stamping this out requires he receive additional prison time in recognition of this.

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My thought when someone says, “There ought to be a law against it” is always - what law, how will it work and who will enforce it. Also what are the downsides of the said law? (Yeah I’m a laugh a minute!)

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May 23, 2023Liked by Tom Jones

Great post. Small typo - should be "systematically fail in their duties," not cuties!

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