Monday, 10 August 2009

An MP who takes notice

Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne, even if he did nick LPUK's tagline.

Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne said the figures "beggared belief".

"Many of these operations carried out by the police and security services are necessary, but the sheer numbers are daunting," he said.

"It cannot be a justified response to the problems we face in this country that the state is spying on half a million people a year.

"We have sleepwalked into a surveillance state, but without adequate safeguards. Having the Home Secretary in charge of authorisation is like asking the fox to guard the hen house.

"The government forgets that George Orwell's 1984 was a warning and not a blueprint."

2 comments:

Martin said...

It's not the first time he's used that line. Back at the Convention on Modern Liberty, he used it in an intro to the lib dem "Freedom Bill".

Julie said...

Back at the Convention on Modern Liberty, he used it in an intro to the lib dem "Freedom Bill".

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