Rather than a charter of exciting new ways to invade your privacy, their report is more an attempt to respond to Dean Acheson’s claim that Britain has lost an empire but not yet found a role.
The Commons should today reject proposals to limit the right to demonstrate outside abortion facilities in England and Wales.
Those MPs voting for the Bill today must make clear their intent to improve it later stages – and protect our civil liberties.
We should also be aware of any risks to privacy or individual freedom, but in Kent the technology is working well.
The Times tips him to be put in charge of reforming the campaign machine, but he’d be perfectly suited to implement ConservativeHome’s proposed outreach programme.
The Home Office wants the Data Retention and Investigatory Bill to be as transparent as possible. Sadly, though, that may not be saying much.
The Freedom Festival is a chance to speak your mind, and hear champions of our movement speak theirs.
It’ll be like the party conference of your dreams, but without a party label attached: as long as you value freedom, you’ll be welcome.
Also: Theresa Villiers sent a bomb in the post and Welsh councils use ‘anti-terror’ legislation to surveil employees.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Following the Queen's Speech this morning, several think tanks have reacted to the legislation announced (full details of which can be found here). I've collected them below. 8pm update: Open Europe have given their reaction to the proposed European Union Bill: "The UK government is likely to sell the […]
Matthew Barrett During the last general election, the TaxPayers' Alliance published a manifesto, setting out objectives for this Parliament. Today, the TPA published its assessment of the Coalition's progress so far. The new report assigns scores out of five (with five meaning the objective has been satisfied, or there are plans to satisfy it, and zero meaning […]