Thursday, 8 April 2010

Digital dereliction?

Jeff Peel, via Alan in Belfast, points out that no local MP felt it important enough to attend the second reading of the Digital Economy Bill.

Jeff argues, rightly, that this is legislation which will effect the whole of the UK, raising important questions about civil liberties and the internet.

Of course it is at the fag end of parliament, but the failure of a single Northern Irish MP to prioritise this issue is a damning indictment.

I can only hope that MPs, operating from the British government benches, will soon give Northern Ireland a full-time voice in the Commons.

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