Tag Archives: home secretary

Julian Huppert MP writes … Communications Data Bill cannot proceed

Last week the Home Secretary claimed that anyone who opposes the Draft Communications Data Bill, dubbed the Snoopers Charter, was supporting paedophiles and terrorists.

She argued, “Criminals, terrorists and paedophiles will want MPs to vote against this bill. Victims of crime, police and the public will want them to vote for it. It’s a question of whose side you’re on.”

We’ve heard that argument before. Tony Blair used similar arguments to

Posted in News | Also tagged , and | 8 Comments

CC all your email to Jacqui Smith Day

The Government have plans to start a massive database recording every phone call you make, every email you send, and every text you remove the vowels from.  They have named this bizarre plan the Interception Modernisation Programme, which hardly sounds reassuring, and is still more concerning as the acronym IMP.

But just as the plan to exempt MPs from the FOI bill spurred an impressive new generation of campaigning via Twitter, the big mad database plan has prompted some novel forms of protest.

“CC your email to Jacqui Smith Day” is a group and a fan page on Facebook that …

Posted in Big mad database and Online politics | Also tagged , , and | 2 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarCaracatus 29th Apr - 11:15am
    If there is another coalition, it has to be on a different basis, that being that parties don't vote for things they don't support expect...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 29th Apr - 11:12am
    The truth is that there is little evidence that the Lib Dems did moderate the Conservatives. What emerges, (and is the point of this article)...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 29th Apr - 11:10am
    I am aware of this sad case. (I get messages from the Belfast Telegraph coming to my phone.) This lamentable situation is a product of...
  • User AvatarStuart Moran 29th Apr - 10:56am
    Jayne Of course what you say is right I think though that one of the advancements we have seen is that information is available to...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 29th Apr - 10:45am
    'Third – what a difference it might have made if all the LD Ministers from Clegg down had refused to use ministerial cars and walked/gone...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 29th Apr - 10:36am
    @Stevan Rose 'Bill Gates was a university drop-out, and Steve Jobs. ' Simon Callow was a drop-out from Queen's University, Belfast. Harold Macmillan went to...