Commenting on the news that Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader, Nick Clegg has vetoed plans for a so called ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Julian Huppert said:
“I am delighted that Nick Clegg has stood up for the British public on this.
“He was right to demand that these proposals be published as a draft, which gave us all a chance to see just how badly thought through the Home Office proposals were. And he is now right to say that what the Home Office propose is unacceptable.
“Spending billions of pounds to keep track of every website we go to and what we do on Facebook or Google, is simply wrong. If we want to actually cut crime then we should spend the extra money on the police.”