Consumer rights briefing on UK Digital Economy Bill for MPs


6 Responses to “Consumer rights briefing on UK Digital Economy Bill for MPs”

  1. Anonymous says:

    April 6 is second reading.
    Parliament will ajourn soon (April 8th is predicted as the last meeting by BBC and others).
    Will not pass.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lets see now nearly all members of parliament many of whom will not be standing in a month or two and are retiring decides to pass a law that will effect everyone in the country with out any debate what so ever?

    I say they have been bribed. Simple as that, either them OR there parties have been bribed.

    A full independent investigation into the parties and individuals involved would shed a lot of light on what happened here, sadly that will never happen as the government or the next will never allow that to happen.

    Sigh and we think corruption in the third world countries is bad well at least there honest about been corrupt.

    btw if anyone here thinks that this government is not corrupt please give me a logical explanation why they did not have a debate about it?

  3. Dave says:

    Yup. Me too. Very surprised at the speed of a favourable reply from my MP, both re. this subject and previously re. my objections to an ID card.
    However, I still say that Mandelson (really can’t bring myself to refer to him as “Lord”!) has got an awful lot to answer for. I also maintain that it was extremely suspicious of him to start the ball rolling after associating with some media mogul. Of course, this wasn’t discussed, or so he says. A likely story say I.

  4. Sundog says:

    I had a very encouraging reply from my MP, James Plaskitt (Labour, Warwick and Leamington Spa). He defended the bill, naturally, but he did promise that he would not vote for the bill without it getting proper parliamentary scrutiny. I think a lot of backbench MPs are realises the potentially disastrous implications of the bill, both for the nation and for their own seats…

  5. nicol says:

    I wholeheartedly recommend writing to your MP. I got a reply from my local Labour MP within two days with a two page letter defending the Bill.

    I replied a day later with a four thousands word article and a summary of my objections – all based around the damaging business implications of the bill.

    A few hours later and my MP responded it was more complex than she could comment on fairly and so she had passed it onto Stephen Timms, the Digital Minister for his feedback, which I now await.

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