Parliament apparently takes orders from Hollywood, and apparently with the acquiescence of the British public -- who could not be bothered with such trivialities as contacting their MPs during the "wash up" session after the bill passed the Lords last week.
The "Digital Economy Law" includes nearly everything on the MPAA wish list "three strikes" termination of internet subscription, copyright filtering, throttling, eliminating p2p. More analysis here.
I confess it delights me to see other countries screw up their critical infrastructure. It provides me with evidence of how screwed up this will be without the U.S. needing to screw ourselves first (like we did with broadband deregulation).