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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has suggested the party would repeal the digital economy bill if it wins power at the next election.

Speaking at The Student Room, Mr Clegg said the party had always stood against the plans and did all it could to stop the legislation from being rushed through this month.

Among its measures is the suggestion that persistent illegal filesharers should be disconnected from the internet.

The Liberal Democrat leader claimed more debate is needed on the topic, particularly as there are worries that innocent people will have their broadband connections cut off.

"It was far too heavily weighted in favour of the big corporations and those who are worried about too much information becoming available. It badly needs to be repealed, and the issues revisited," he added.

Mr Clegg's comments have come after broadband provider TalkTalk recently confirmed it will continue to oppose the legislation, despite it taking a step towards being formally recognised.

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