‘Disgusting Chope’ blocks FGM bill

Lamiat Sabin - 10 February 2019

TORY MP Christopher Chope sparked “disgust” on Friday after blocking a potential law change in Parliament yesterday that seeks to protect girls from female genital mutilation (FGM).

He was condemned for obstructing the change to the Children’s Act 1989 – tabled by crossbench peer Lord Berkeley – to allow courts to issue protection orders if they think a girl is at risk of FGM... See more