Are ticket touts immoral? asked Iain Dale on LBC Radio on the 17th February 2011.
No, said Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance. He said a man’s right to resell at one price what he has bought at another should not be banned or regulated. Even when a ticket carries a stipulation against resale, that is a matter for the civil courts, not the police. He added that the main difference between a ticket tout and City bankers is that when the former buys tickets he can’t resell, he doesn’t go sobbing to the Government and get the national debt tripled to cover his losses!