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Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Labour MP and long-term opponent of the games industry Keith Vaz has tabled his FIFTH early day motion about violent video games. This time the parliamentarian is using Andres Breivik’s admission that he played Call of Duty as the ammunition for his attack. That this House is reminded of the …

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Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, has once gain used his position of power to launch an unwarranted attack on the games industry. As spotted by Spong, Vaz made the following request in the House of Commons on December 1st: Could we have a debate next week about the …

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If at first Keith Vaz doesn’t succeed he tries, tries and tries again

Active anti-games campaigner and Labour MP Keith Vaz has raised his fourth early day motion aimed at quelling the effect of violent games, this time targeting Activision’s Modern Warfare 3. And just like those that have gone before, it’s totally without substance. This House is deeply concerned about the recently …

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Vaz tables third gaming Early Day Motion

Third time lucky. That must be the thinking behind Labour MP Keith Vaz’s posting of a third games-related Early Day Motion in ten months. The latest, entitled ‘Video Games and Young People’, is possibly his vaguest yet. It reads as follows: "That this House welcomes the call by Shigero Miyamoto, …

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Vaz brings another anti-gaming Early Day Motion

Labour MP Keith Vaz has raised his second anti-games Early Day Motion of the year, this time linking video games to a spate of shootings in Sweden last month. Earlier this month Swedish police arrested a 38-year-old man, whose motivation was thought to be racial. That is, unless you’re Keith …

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Vaz back on the anti-games bandwagon

One of the UK’s staunchest anti-games critics is back on the warpath with the news that Keith Vaz, the Labour MP for Leicester East, has gone to Parliament with fresh concerns about the dangers of violent games. Vaz has table an Early Day Motion to the Commons urging the Government …

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MPs: Keith Vaz has changed

Backbench MP Keith Vaz – better known within the industry for his frequent outbursts on violent games – has changed, says leading politicians. The revelation came during ELSPA’s Question Time on Monday night. Labour’s Tom Watson, Conservatives’ Ed Vaizey and Lib Dem’s Don Foster were asked about the attitude of …

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Ministers hope to fast-track PEGI

The UK Government has addressed fears that the Digital Economy Bill will not be passed before the General Election. The Bill, which looks at age ratings, broadband and illegal file-sharing, has yet to go before the House of Commons. And there are just 35 days left in which the legislation …

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Keith Vaz offered knighthood?

Harsh critic of the video games industry Keith Vaz has been offered a knighthood by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, UK national newspapers have alleged. According to The Times and The Guardian, there have been ‘strong hints’ that Vaz was offered the honour as part of a series of bribes from …

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Tanya Byrons difficult meeting with Keith Vaz

Dr Tanya Byron has spoken of her ‘difficult’ meeting with notoriously anti-violent games MP Keith Vaz. The private meeting, which took place as Dr. Byron gathered evidence for her Review, was also attended by Giselle Pakeerah – the mother of murdered Leicester schoolboy Stefan and a constituent of Mr. Vaz. …

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