More on this from me later… I notice my own MP, Roger Williams, didn’t vote!
The reading for the above bill; referred to as a snoopers charter, took place today.
I had e mailed my MP Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) but she was a teller for the Ayes so whether that means she couldn’t vote/speak, I don’t know, she certainly didn’t say anything anyway!
This is the e mail I sent her yesterday;
Dear Jennifer Willott,
Re:- Data Retention Investigatory Powers Bill
I am contacting you to express my deep concerns regarding the above
Thursday’s announcement by David Cameron and Nick Clegg that the
coalition was going to expedite emergency surveillance legislation is
something that should concern all of us. The speed with which the Data
Retention and Investigatory Powers bill (‘DRIP’) is being brought into
play, the lack of consultation and the breadth of its powers should
matter to everyone. There is a reason that legislation usually requires
time and careful consideration –…
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