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Cameron-backed report to protect children from commercialisation | Politics | The Guardian

Proposals include ban on sale of 'adult' pre-teen clothes, and requiring 'lads mags' to sell in brown covers

The proposals come in a long-awaited report, leaked to the Guardian, on the commercialisation of childhood. It was commissioned by Cameron and is due to be published on Monday with strong support from Downing Street.
The report, which was prepared by Reg Bailey, the chief executive of the Christian charity Mothers' Union, finds "sexualised and gender stereotyped clothing, products and services for children are the biggest concerns for parents and many non-commercial organisations".
In response to his recommendations on clothing, it is expected that the British Retail Consortium, following consultation with Mumsnet, the web-based parents' forum, will announce a new code next week....
Government to regulate after 18 months if progress insufficient....
Some Labour politicians have, however, called for regulation to be put in place faster.

Mumsnet, Mothers' Union, Non-commercial organisations, Legislation...

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Is it just me or would you expect irrelevant nonsense like this from say the Iranian government not from Her Majesty's? And how on earth do they expect to police it, have cops arresting people in 'New Look' or perhaps have council aproved designs? Nonsense on stilts but when you can't do anything useful, you create a sideshow.

If the parents are so concerned, then why don't they just not buy the offending products?

"In response to his recommendations on clothing, it is expected that the British Retail Consortium, following consultation with Mumsnet, the web-based parents' forum, will announce a new code next week....
Government to regulate after 18 months if progress insufficient...."

Mumsnet and Government are saying to BRC - That's a nice industry you've got there. It'd be a shame if something happened to it.

Mumsnet is being granted a great deal of authority here. Why are the shops so lilly livered? Defined processes and accountability enable State power to be limited to some degree. This operation, like the low salt, low additives, smaller portions collusions are a tyranny.

Because EVERYTHING is a good reason to get in and legislate.

You know I'm sitting here thinking to myself, the groupthink and control that these progressive swine want to impose upon us is 100x worse that that they were protesting against when they were young.

However, I just want to subvert it... the only materials allowed henceforth will be traditional british, linen and wool. ONLY. No spandex. Natural dyes only. ( hope you like brown, blue grey, pale yellow and off white) skirts fer wimmin folk, ankle length of course.
Just a humble proposal, and oh, ONLY wait fo0r it with thread made on spinning machines in the crofter's flats.

Wow! Things are a lot different in this part of the US. Of course, we do have a lot of pale yellow clothes though! I think that's because the sun fades everything.

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