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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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  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 12th Feb - 3:56pm
    Antony Hook | Thu 11th February 2016 - 7:45 am Antony, apologies for wandering off the very important point you are making.
  • User AvatarLORENZO CHERIN 12th Feb - 3:52pm
    PS Stephen, when I say group think I do not mean older and or left wing Liberals in our party are part of some sort...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 12th Feb - 3:46pm
    Lorenzo, I think a lot of what you say is excellent, and accords very much with my thoughts. Nick was not a bad man, but...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 12th Feb - 3:45pm
    "A system of taxation which is designed to discourage more harmful use." What on earth does that mean ?
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 12th Feb - 3:39pm
    The articles by Ian Jack in the Guardian over the last 2 days on the Trident issue are very informative. To my mind they demonstrate...
  • User AvatarGlenn 12th Feb - 3:37pm
    PSI, Yes google is my friend. If you look up the heads of the BBC since it was formed you will find that the key...