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Derek Wyatt is looking to press ahead with a national campaign to clamp down on spam.

The MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey told The Register that he is "sick of the excuses" and wants something done to curb the amount of spam pouring into people's in-boxes.

In particular, he's concerned about the rising quantity of pornographic spam and the impact it may have on children using the Net.

His determination to campaign against junk email - which he hopes to put on a formal footing in the near future - has not waned despite receiving a number of abusive emails from people who oppose his opposition to spam.

That said, he's taken heart from the fact that he's also received far more emails from people who share his concerns.

In a newspaper interview last month Mr Wyatt said: "The amount of porn I get on a daily basis and the amount my children get is outrageous. It's so explicit and has put my children off using the Internet".

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