Home > All, General Rants > Do they betray the promise so soon? Where is your honour, Cameron? Where is your word, Clegg?

Do they betray the promise so soon? Where is your honour, Cameron? Where is your word, Clegg?

Jeremy Hunt has apparently said that the Digital Economy Act will not be part of the Great Repeal Act.

“We’re not going to repeal it,” the new UK government’s Conservative culture secretary Jeremy Hunt told paidContent:UK.

Instead, the administration will wait to see how the act’s measures perform and, if alterations or something more is needed, take action later, Hunt said.
ConDems Won’t Repeal UK’s Digital Economy Act

Jesus! You don’t normally get betrayed so quickly nor so bluntly by those in whom you place trust. I thought Clegg was going to ask us what we, the people, who elected them and pay their wages (sometimes several times it has seemed) want them to repeal for us. Maybe Jeremy Hunt thought it didn’t apply to him.

It seems that we need to remind Clegg about his own opinions:

The only way to improve bad law is to take it off the statute book and replace it with something better. We managed to get measures like account suspension delayed for a year, so there is still time to repeal technical measures that won’t work and put in place laws to tackle these issues in a fair and appropriate way. We have continuing concerns with respect to the measures on account suspension in particular.
Nick Clegg quoted in Liberal Democrat Voice

The only way to improve bad law is to take it off the statute book and replace it with something better. This is a bad law. Mr Deputy Prime Minister, you know that this is a bad law. I call upon you to keep your word. Repeal this Act and start again. Do it right this time. Don’t give the Government powers to censor the internet. Don’t give the entertainment industry the power to blackmail ISPs. Just replace the whole damn thing with something better.

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  1. May 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    No surprise that the Secretary of State for media is quick of the block to say that they won’t repeal – no doubt he has had his briefing from the big media companies and is setting out his stall that he wants to defend their interests.

    The interesting thing to watch is what Ed Vaizey’s view is and help him argue the case against Jeremy Hunt.

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