Pieces by Tim Cairns
‘Safer Gambling Week’ is a cynical stunt — we need real change
16 November 2023
The past few days have marked ‘Safer Gambling Week’ – a PR stunt devised and funded by major betting companies in which members of the British public are encouraged to ‘gamble responsibly’.
What’s in the Online Safety Bill?
2 December 2022
This week saw a flurry of media reports about the Online Safety Bill, with the legislation finally due to return to the Commons on Monday (please pray!). The UK government announced a…
Tired charade of ‘safer gambling week’ shows need for action
20 October 2022
‘Safer Gambling Week’ is emblematic of all that is wrong with the gambling industry in the UK. This week is less about safety and more about big gambling pretending it has a…
Conservative Party Conference: Who are the new Cabinet?
4 October 2022
It has been a whirlwind first month for our new Prime Minister Liz Truss, but amid all the turmoil of the last few weeks, you might have missed who the key players…
Truss is right about family tax reform
27 July 2022
The Conservative leadership campaign has highlighted a difference in approach to taxation. Whilst the media has largely concentrated on candidates’ views around tax and spend policies, a major difference has emerged in…