Kate Andrews Kate Andrews

The Tories’ war on gambling is a win for the nanny state

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The four-times delayed gambling white paper has finally surfaced – and it’s another win for nanny state enthusiasts. 

The paper is set to usher in huge breaches in privacy at a relatively low threshold. The overhaul of gambling legislation will be centred around ‘financial vulnerability checks’ as highlighted by Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer in the Times today: anyone who loses more than £125 within a month will face a bankruptcy check.

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