News round up: Teenage girls pressured to imitate pornography

Teenage girls pressured to imitate pornographic scenes

Teenage girls are coming under pressure to imitate pornographic scenes that are in widespread circulation among youngsters, according to a poll.
Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

Row deepens over equalities bill

Business is mounting a last-ditch campaign against a proposed new legal power that could be used to force employers to disclose details of the gender, race and disability breakdown of their workforce.

Plans to include a reserve power in the equalities bill, due to be published next month, are provoking wrangling within Whitehall. The issue has revived tensions between Harriet Harman, the equalities minister and potential leftwing successor to the Labour leadership, and Lord Mandelson, the Blairite business secretary.

Read more on this story in The Financial Times


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