Is the Digital Economy Act going to be the first Coalition betrayal of the LibDems?

The Liberal Democrats held a Special Conference to endorse Nick Clegg’s decision to join a Coalition Government with the Conservatives.  The Conference held on 16th May approved the coalition but added a number of conditions.  One of these was:

“Conference urges Liberal Democrat ministers and MPs to take all possible steps to ensure the repeal of those sections of the Digital Economy Act 2010 which are inconsistent with policy motion Freedom, Creativity and the Internet as passed at Spring Conference 2010.”

So all those LibDem activists must be really pleased to see that Jeremy Hunt, the (Tory) Culture Secretary has taken their concerns on board and now says:

“We’re not going to repeal it.”

And there is nothing in the Queen’s Speech.

So looks like a betrayal to me.

3 thoughts on “Is the Digital Economy Act going to be the first Coalition betrayal of the LibDems?”

  1. With Brian Haw getting a kicking from the thick blue line of the Metropolitan Police (at the behest of the Tories) it looks like plus ca change…

  2. It “those sections of the Digital Economy Act 2010 which are inconsistent with policy motion Freedom, Creativity and the Internet” that the Lib Dems voted to repeal – not the Bill in it’s entirety.

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