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Because if you don't lobby us we'll tax the hell out of you and make you pass that on to the consumer... that we care so very much about.anemo said:These are the questions being asked in the front room. In the back rooms the questions being asked is how much benefit your lobbyists will bring to us.
Those are great points and I agree. It's not being approached objectively and that makes me suspicious that someone has a legislative agenda they're trying to bolster.Superman0X said:I cant believe that no one is actually paying attention to the questions asked:To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to help protect vulnerable adults and children from illegal gambling, in-game gambling and loot boxes within computer games.
This first question is a loaded question. It assumes the following:
1. There is a problem with the current protection for vulnerable adults and children from illegal gambling.
2. There is currently an in game gambling issue.
3. That loot boxes are also gambling (implied)
It is not clear that all or any of these are true, and as such may not merit an actual response.
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Isle of Man’s enhanced protections against illegal and in-game gambling and loot boxes; and what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on adopting such protections in the UK
Again, this is a loaded question. It assumes the following:
1. That there has been an assessment of the effectiveness of the Isle of Man's enhanced protections (This may have been done).
2. It assumes that these protections have been used for illegal gambling, as well as in game gambling.
3. It assumes that these protections might apply to loot boxes.
4. That discussions have been held on adopting such protections in the UK
The question of whether loot boxes are gambling is never asked, and the determination of why they are or are not is not considered. Without an actual discussion of the specifics, there is no chance of an outcome that is reasonable.