Once again the control freakery of the left in Europe is using fear as a tool to further infringe upon our rights to privacy. The problem with these
anti terror laws is that they do not specify WHO the terrorists are, and in the case of most socialists and Pro EU types, terrorists are anyone who
objects to the future formation of a single socialist super state that forces diversity, multi culturalism and political correctness down everyones
throats. Dont forget that even this current UK government used to condemn survivalists who stockpiled and cached food and supplies in good times as "
Hoarders". We were condemned by the lefties right up to 10 AM on the 11th of Sept 2001, when suddenly it became perfectly acceptable for everyone to
created or buy disaster survival kits.
Now look at the artricle below and you can see why the closet communists of the left are ever more desperate to intercept communicatuions between
people who may object to their plans. This is why normal decent and law abidding survivalists who form groups are stopping using the internet as a
Police may get more data powers
Jacqui Smith said intercepting communications was 'vital'
Jacqui Smith has set out plans to give the police and security services more powers to gather phone and e-mail data.
The home secretary said police risked losing the ability to fight crime and terrorism without new laws.
The government is considering creating a giant database to store details of every UK phone call and e-mail sent.
Ms Smith stressed the "content" of conversations would not be stored but she wanted a national debate on what new powers should be introduced.
And she warned that without increasing their capacity to store data, the police and security services would have to consider a "massive expansion of
Plans to collect more data on people's phone, e-mail and web-browsing habits are expected to be included in the Communications Data Bill, due to be
introduced in the Queen's Speech in November.
In a speech to the Institute of Public Policy Research, Ms Smith said: "Our ability to intercept communications and obtain communications data is
vital to fighting terrorism and combating serious crime, including child sex abuse, murder and drugs trafficking.
"Communications Data - that is, data about calls, such as the location and identity of the caller, not the content of the calls themselves - is used
as important evidence in 95% of serious crime cases and in almost all Security Service operations since 2004.
There are no plans for an enormous database which will contain the content of your emails, the texts that you send or the chats you have on the phone
"But the communications revolution has been rapid in this country and the way in which we intercept communications and collect communications data
needs to change too.
"If it does not we will lose this vital capability that we currently have and that, to a certain extent, we all take for granted.
"The capability that enabled us to convict Ian Huntley for the Soham murders and that enabled us to achieve the convictions of those responsible for
the 21/7 terrorist plots against London."
She said the "changes we need to make may require legislation" and there may even have to be legislation "to test what a solution to this problem
will look like".
There will also be new laws to protect civil liberties, she added, and she announced a public consultation starting in the New Year on the plans.
"I want this to be combined with a well-informed debate characterised by openness, rather than mere opinion, by reason and reasonableness," she told
One option being considered by the government is the creation of a single, centralised database containing records of all telephone numbers called,
time and location of calls, websites visited and e-mail addresses used by UK citizens.
The idea has provoked concern among experts, including the government's own reviewer of anti-terror laws, Lord Carlile, who said it was "awful" as
a "raw idea" but could be acceptable with appropriate oversight.
But Ms Smith moved to reassure people that there were no plans to monitor and store the content of all e-mails and phone conversations.
"There are no plans for an enormous database which will contain the content of your emails, the texts that you send or the chats you have on the
phone or online.
"Nor are we going to give local authorities the power to trawl through such a database in the interest of investigating lower level criminality under
the spurious cover of counter terrorist legislation.
"Local authorities do not have the power to listen to your calls now and they never will in future. You would rightly object to proposals of this
kind and I would not consider them.
"What we will be proposing will be options which follow the key principles which govern all our work in this area - the principles of proportionality