Woolwich – Theresa May is “determined” to act to give the police new powers to monitor internet use

Jay

problem– woolwich killing-or not?
reaction-edl/msm hysteria.
solution-snoopers charter.
never let a crisis go to waste..
Hegelian Dialectic… At its best.. 

TAP –  EDL seemed like well prepared for the unforeseen event.

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Tory ministers bid to revive the snooper’s charter after Woolwich attack

All too often in recent history, governments have used terrorist attacks as a pretext to further erode civil liberties, so David Cameron was rightly commended for his declaration yesterday that there would be no “knee-jerk” response to the events in Woolwich. In the hours after the murder, John Reid, the former Labour home secretary, Lord West, the former security minister, and Lord Carlile, a Lib Dem peer and a former government reviewer of counter-terrorism, all argued that the attack demonstrated the need to revive the communications data bill or “snooper’s charter”, which was excluded from the Queen’s Speech after Nick Clegg’s intervention. But Cameron’s words reassured liberals that the government would not be pushed into hasty legislation. To invert Tony Blair, the rules of the game have not changed. 
But on last night’s Question Time, Theresa Villiers, the Northern Ireland Secretary, suggested that she and others are more sympathetic to the calls from Reid and co. She said:

I’m very supportive of legislation on communications data, I think it would help us in combating terrorism. 

Elsewhere, today’s Independent reports that Theresa May, who has previously accused opponents of the bill of “putting politics before people’s lives”, is “determined” to act. A Tory tells the paper: “The Home Secretary is very keen to do something shortly that includes at least some of this Bill. I suspect any opportunity to strengthen pressure on the naysayers will be taken. She is absolutely determined to do something on this.”
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2 Responses to “Woolwich – Theresa May is “determined” to act to give the police new powers to monitor internet use”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Always look who stands to gain….

    Slightly off topic, but have you seen this story.

    After you read this kid’s story, you’ll think twice about what you post on Facebook. (And that’s the problem.)

    Meet Cameron D’Ambrosio. He’s 18 and lives in a small town outside Boston. He’s an aspiring rapper and calls himself “Cammy Dee” in his YouTube videos.
    Oh, and he’s been locked up without bail for weeks — facing terrorism charges and 20 years in prison — all for something he posted on Facebook.

    http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/teenager/

    Toad Hall

  2. jay says:

    problem- woolwitch killing-or not?
    reaction-edl/msm hysteria.
    solution-snoopers charter.
    never let a crisis go to wast..
    Hegelian Dialectic… At its best..

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