The so-called “war on terrorism” is in danger of becoming an authoritarians' charter, restricting our liberties as the Government authorises snooping on all our communications data.
If this move is allowed through Parliament it will soon be possible, without the need for a court order, for phone calls, internet transactions, emails and the post to be intercepted.
IFAs should protest while we still have the power to act, for guess who is on board as well as seven Government departments – the FSA.
The FSA already acts without check from the courts and it now expects to enjoy the status of the KGB – snooping night and day on everything we do. Mobile phone location surveillance will be able to tell it exactly where we are.
Once lost, freedoms are hard to reinstate. Snooping should be nipped in the bud. While we are still free to communicate, our MPs should be left in no doubt that this is a step too far.