DOMINIC LAWSON: The cost-of-living crisis is driving gambling addicts to risk even more
The cost of living is driving people into debt. More than two million Britons used emergency food banks in the past year. The House of Lords report found that a third of a million people are 'disordered' gamblers. The Blair/Brown administration liberalised the gambling industry in 2005. It has been a social disaster for the poorest families. David Lawson met a group of young men whose gambling addiction had devastated their lives. He believes the rise of foodbanks is linked to the issue of 'problem gambling' as well as poverty. They are a Labour party constituency. For more information, visit David's website.
Cost-of-living crisis is driving gambling addicts to risk more.