United Kingdom plans 15-year jail terms for viewing terror content online

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05 October, 2017

British Retail Consortium (BRC) members have been engaging with the Home Office on a voluntary ban on the sale of certain corrosives to under-18s which would start as soon as practical.

Her move follows a surge in "absolutely revolting" acid attacks - many of them gang-related - in London and other major cities.

Rudd said she also meant to "drastically" limit the public sale of sulphuric acid because of its use in making the highly volatile triacetone triperoxide (TATP), known as "mother of Satan", which is often used as a detonator in home- made explosives. "Endless surgeries. Lives ruined", she said to delegates at the conference in Manchester.

Mrs Rudd told the audience in Manchester that she also intends to "drastically" restrict the sale of sulphuric acid, given its use in homemade explosives.

New legislation against the sale of acid to under-18s - mirroring a similar ban on the sale of knives in shops - would carry a maximum jail sentence of six months. "This is how we will help make our communities safer as crime changes", she added.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd delivers her keynote speech on the third day of the Conservative Party annual conference at the Manchester Central Convention Centre in Manchester on October 3, 2017, in Manchester, England.

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"We are going to stop people carrying acid in public if they don't have a good reason".

Rudd also hit out at what she characterised as the condescension of big technology firms and other commentators.

Rudd said: "I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online including jihadi websites, far right propaganda and bomb making instructions face the full force of the law".

He went on: "So even if every internet company that we represent said "okay, we are turning off encryption", you are just weakening the security for everybody in this room but that math, that technology, still exists for others to use on other platforms".

She also told party activists that security services had foiled seven "new consultation on offensive weapons, which will be published in the autumn". "Our question to them will be 'if not, why no.' And I will demand clear answers". On immigration, Ms Rudd said there would be no cliff edge for businesses when a new system is brought in after Brexit.


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