In 2012, Theresa May and the Tories brought forward plans to force internet service providers to keep a record of all your texts, emails and every website you visited.
This was an enormous intrusion into our privacy and a staggering attempt to grab our personal data on a scale we’ve never seen before.
The Lib Dems were clear then, and are clear now, a ‘Snooper’s Charter’ has no place in Britain. So we blocked it.
Theresa May’s revised plans have been published today. She should not try to sneak these provisions back into Bill again.
Make no mistake. The Lib Dems will fight any attempt to bring back the so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter’ under a different name.
12th November 2015