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A politician in the United Kingdom has blocked a [newly / new] law on upskirting from being passed. Upskirting is when someone [secrets / secretly] takes a photo under [someone / someone's] else's skirt. Many politicians wanted to make it a crime, with a two-year prison [sentences / sentence] . However, the politician Sir Christopher Chope blocked the government's [attempt / attempted] to pass the law. Mr Chope is a member of Prime Minster Theresa May's [ruling / ruled] Conservative Party. Ms May said she was "disappointed" that a member [at / of] her party blocked the law from being passed. She wanted [to / too] see upskirting become a criminal offence. She added that she wanted to see the bill pass [seen / soon] , "with government [support / supportive] ".

Upskirting is becoming a big [problematic / problem] around the world because of digital [cameras / camera] on mobile phones. Thousands of women in many countries have [complicated / complained] after men have taken photos up their skirts. Quite often, the man uploads the photo [at / to] a website. Mr Chope did not tell reporters [why / what] he blocked the bill. However, Gina Martin, the woman who started the campaign [at / for] the upskirting law, said Mr Chope told her that he [objected / object] to it because it "wasn't debated" [in / on] parliament. She also said Mr Chope "wasn't really sure" what upskirting [was / be] . Politician Dawn Butler said: "It's absolutely disgusting that a male politician has blocked upskirting from becoming a [criminal / crime] offence."

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