Theresa May’s snooper’s charter passed by Lords, so look out! She’ll be spying on you

Theresa May was central to introducing the bill in her job as home secretary [Image: Carl Court/Getty Images].

Theresa May was central to introducing the bill in her job as home secretary [Image: Carl Court/Getty Images].

This is more proof that Theresa May is not the “moderate” or “safe pair of hands” the mass media keep telling you she is.

If you’re sceptical about that, remember that this is the same woman who approved secret courts, about which the Angry Yorkshireman at Another Angry Voice had the following to say:

The next time you hear someone lazily repeating the absurd mainstream media trope that Theresa May is a ‘moderate’ ‘safe pair of hands’, consider asking them if they believe that the legal system should be reformed so that people can be jailed in courtrooms they can’t enter, on charges they can’t know based on evidence they’re not allowed to see.

“Presumably they’ll object, so you can point out that the legal system has already been changed to allow this, and the Home Office minister responsible was the ‘moderate’ ‘safe pair of hands’ Theresa May.”

The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, putting the huge spying powers on their way to becoming law within weeks.

The bill – which forces internet companies to keep records on their users for up to a year, and allows the Government to force companies to hack into or break things they’ve sold so they can be spied on – has been fought by privacy campaigners and technology companies including Apple and Twitter.

But the Government has worked to continue to pass the bill, despite objections from those companies that the legislation is not possible to enforce and would make customers unsafe. The House of Lords’ agreement to the text now means that it just awaits Royal Assent, at which point it will become law.

Source: Investigatory Powers Bill: ‘Snoopers Charter 2’ to pass into law, giving Government sweeping spying powers | The Independent

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5 thoughts on “Theresa May’s snooper’s charter passed by Lords, so look out! She’ll be spying on you

  1. Sanjit

    There is only one question to ask of this Act. WHY.
    As a Arthur Conan Doyle once quoted, ‘If you’ve eliminated all other possibilities whatever remains must be the truth,.

  2. Dan Delion

    When you combine this snoopers charter with secret courts, it means the UK challenges the very worst of Communist repression of our tradition of free speech. WHERE WERE OUR INDEPENDENT SCRUTINEERS?

  3. casalealex

    “The actions of government, we are told, bear down only on imprudent souls who provoke them. The man who resigns himself and keeps silent is always safe. Reassured by this worthless and specious argument, we do not protest against the oppressors. Instead we find fault with the victims. Nobody knows how to be brave even prudentially. Everyone stays silent, keeping his head low in the self-deceiving hope of disarming the powers that be by his silence. People give despotism free access, flattering themselves they will be treated with consideration. Eyes to the ground, each person walks in silence the narrow path leading him safely to the tomb.” ― Benjamin Constant,

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