I have a rare opportunity to congratulate John Redwood, for the good sense he displays in response to renewed calls for the Snooper’s Charter:
The government should not use terrorist incidents to support the idea of more surveillance and restriction on freedom of expression. The authorities have powers to eavesdrop and snoop on those under suspicion, where they have obtained a warrant to do so. There should be no more general powers.
The Open Rights Group has more information this zombie bill here.