An Analogue Act in the Digital Age
A Worcestershire MP once said: “there are people today who think you can cure the ills of the world by legislation: but you must examine the legislation they propose to see whether it is adapted to the practical experience of daily life.”
Those words were spoken by Stanley Baldwin in 1926. You may be surprised to hear me quote a Conservative Prime Minister. I might not share his scepticism of legislation, but I am reminded of Baldwin’s emphasis on the importance of its practicality when I think about the regulation of online gambling today.
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The instant emotion I felt, when I heard the news this morning that colleagues were leaving Labour, was deep sadness.
I’ve devoted my life to this party and I’m proud to serve it, I am hugely disappointed about what has happened. This is a sad day for all of us.