IDS blames games for ‘broken Britain’

Ben Parfitt
IDS blames games for ‘broken Britain’

In a lengthy pre-election rant with the The Times Online, former Tory leader and current back-bencher Iain Duncan Smith has slammed video games as one of the seemingly many factors behind what the Conservatives are labelling as ‘broken Britain’.

“We are driving children to lose their childhood,” the MP explained.

“Some video games are incredibly violent, like Grand Theft Auto. They are meant to be 18 but nobody cares what it says on the label.”

The attack comes as part of a larger criticism that touched on subjects such as marriage, alcohol, parenting and religion.

“In some areas, the way in which society should work has been inverted,” he continued. “Instead of wisdom being passed from mother to daughter or father to son, dysfunction is being handed from one generation to the next.”

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