I welcomed the opportunity to reassure all those concerned with this issue that we have no intention of Section 44 or Section 58A being used to stop ordinary people taking photos or to curtail legitimate journalistic activity.

Guidance has been provided to all police forces advising that these powers and offences should not be used to stop innocent member of the public, tourists or responsible journalists from taking photographs.

UK minister aims to reassure photographers: Digital Photography Review

Sadly I feel that these words are more “SPIN” from the Nanny State than the bonded word of a leader who actually cares about the citizens.

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