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Take action on new surveillance bill

The Home Secretary Theresa May announced a new surveillance law last week. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) brings more legal transparency but could actually increase mass surveillance in this country. Immediately after the Home Secretary announced her Bill, Andy Burnham – her opposite number in the Labour party –  spoke positively about the Bill. He welcomed the… Continue reading »

Why aren’t more MPs standing up to this deeply concerning legislation?

Caroline Lucas, Green Party, has raised her concerns about what she calls the ‘cosy consensus on spying’ among politicians in Westminster. She is raising her concerns after the Government published the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which has has labelled ‘deeply concerning’. She said:  “The cosy consensus on surveillance that appears to have taken hold in… Continue reading »