Big-Bad-Brother Britain : Poxy Plots and Ploys Proliferate
Yes, we know, mister (unarguably) unelected UK leader, (and super-smarmy sidekick, Ms 'smart arse' Jacqui Smith).
You know where we live.
But what about how you'd have us live, if you had your way?
Police may get more data powers
[British Home Secretary] 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 surveillance".
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:
See for yourself what this wicked witch has said.
Whilst we were still typing this, some equally concerned soul, stateside, sent us this.
Time alone will tell, eh?
*(Cross posted across at 'appletree')