A UK politician blocked a law on upskirting from getting passed. Upskirting is when someone secretly takes a photo under someone else's skirt. Politicians wanted it to be a crime, with a two-year prison sentence. However, Christopher Chope blocked the law. He is from the ruling Conservative Party. The UK's Prime Minister was "disappointed" that a member of her party blocked it. She wants to see upskirting become a crime, "with government support".
Upskirting is a big problem because of mobile phones. Women complain that men take photos up their skirts and upload them online. Mr Chope did not tell reporters why he blocked the bill. The woman who started the campaign for the upskirting law said he blocked it because it "wasn't debated" in parliament. She said he "wasn't really sure" what upskirting was. A politician said it was "disgusting" that a man blocked upskirting from becoming a crime.