Online Safety Bill on hold amid PM leadership race

15/07/2022 | DIGIT

The controversial Online Safety Bill, now in the report stage, was due to be discussed in Parliament next week. However, reports on Twitter claim the bill "been dropped off the draft version of government business for next week" in order to facilitate a motion of no confidence in the government. The bill will either be back in the Autumn, or it will be scrapped altogether.

UPDATE: Additional commentary in The Guardian explains the delay won’t make it any easier to please everyone, while The Register highlights that the conservatives are arguing over the future of the bill. 

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