Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson’s told the Mirror that children should be encourage to play more videogames.
Watson, who is in charge of encouraging new technology across Government, said: “Basically, I think playing games is a good thing.
“I’d rather my boy be playing on his Wii than passively watching telly.
“Most games are educational. They make you think, focus, challenge and change – 500 years ago a medium that did this would be called art.”
There’s more through there, including the fact that British obesity’s on the rise.
“We all have a role to play in encouraging young people to get out from behind their computer games and playing sport,” said former sports minister Richard Caborn.