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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

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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 …

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    Look how well £3 members served democracy in the Labour Party last year - Paddy appears to be supporting 1p members of this organisation. I...
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    John, You beat me to the keyboard on the counter to "our manufacturing jobs have moved to low cost economies", which is of course -...
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    Team Instinct all the way! Go Yellows!
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    It's a good piece and very well written. I've no knowledge or experience of Northern Ireland so can't comment on most of it. However it's...
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    Thanks John, yes, I am of the opinion that someone should put their own assets on the line when they take out debt to buy...
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    I'll join when Paddy publicly eats his hat. Until then...............................
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