United Kingdom: Tory leader calls for ban on violent lyrics



Tory leader: ‘Stop violent lyrics’

On 4 July 2007, David Cameron renewed his call for the music industry to “show leadership” by banning violent lyrics from songs, reported The Guardian.

The Tory leader appealed to the British Phonographic Industry to bring its influence to bear on the pro-violence culture blighting Britain’s youth, writes Hélène Mulholland in an article in The Guardian.
Mr Cameron said that combating this culture should not be the job of the government alone: “I am not calling for censorship, legislation or the banning of content. I am calling on you to show leadership, exercise your power responsibly and to use your judgement.”


The Guardian – 4 July 2007:
‘Record companies must help fix broken society, says Cameron’

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