The race to get the UK government’s Digital Economy Bill into law before the country’s general election this Spring has been hit by another ministerial departure. Creative industries minister Sion Simon is stepping down to stand for election as Mayor of Birmingham – and he was the minister tasked with guiding the legislation through parliament. No replacement has yet been confirmed, but the opposition Conservative Party – who aren’t expected to back the bill if they win the election – has slammed the news. “This resignation is another chapter in the sorry story of Labour’s disastrous approach to Britain’s digital future. It is a complete farce that a minister responsible should resign his post so close to the digital economy bill arriving in the House of Commons.” Source: Guardian
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