UK Seeks Blanket Surveillance With Proposed Investigatory Powers Bill…(Calling George Orwell!)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

The UK government is seeking to impose widespread surveillance on the country’s population, the head of the New Communist Party of Britain told Sputnik Wednesday as Home Secretary Theresa May introduced a new draft surveillance bill.

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova — Earlier in the day, May introduced the Investigatory Powers Bill institutionalizing surveillance, and giving police and intelligence services access to browsing history and personal communications. She said the draft provides the “strongest protections” and complies with “strongest authorization.”

“We think it is just an extension of the covert control that the British state wants to have over the entire population. I don’t think any of the arguments they have used actually justifies the blanket surveillance that the government wishes to impose,” Andy Brooks said.

Brooks notes that UK police and secret services have more than enough powers and the new proposals have nothing to do with a war on terrorism, but are, instead, representative of a hidden agenda “to take away the civil liberties of the British population” and to “to stifle dissent.”

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