Outrage as Tory MP blocks law protecting kids from female genital mutilation

Ben Gelblum - 8 February 2019

Conservative MP Christopher Chope who recently scuppered legislation against ‘upskirting’ – filming up women’s skirts – has now blocked a bill to safeguard children from female genital mutilation (FGM).

This bill was also a private members bill, and yet again Chope used parliamentary practice to object to a second reading of the bill in the House of Commons today.

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