April 25th, 2013

LISTEN: Clegg Kills Snooper’s Charter

The other bit of good news that has gone under the radar this morning is Clegg appearing to veto the snooper’s charter. He told LBC:

Let’s hope he stays true to his word…


46 Comments

  1. 1
    Magaluf Engerlander says:

    Clegg – the thinking man’s idiot – but in this instance, well done. Have a chocolate.

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    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      Yeah, traitorous eu worm though he is, this justifies his existence on its own.

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      • 6
        Tony Benn says:

        It happens to us all. No matter how hard we in politics take steps to avoid it, inevitably there will come an occasion when we will say and do something sensible.

        In my very long career this even happened to me! I once said I didn’t believe joining the EU was a good idea.

        I’ve had to live with the knowledge that I once said something that wasn’t complete hogwash. A bitter blow for a champagne socialist,Marxist,Leninist,Trotskyist,Maoist like me.

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      • 9
        Anonymous says:

        there’s a nazzie in the camp… Please someone send him back to Holland, to grow tulips or something.

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    • 11
      History Buff says:

      We’ll have to wait a while to be sure. Most politicians will shamelessly rewrite history when it suits them.

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  2. 1
    STARVIN MARVIN ABBOTT says:

    Mum i’m hungry !

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  3. 5
    It's good News week says:

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  4. 7
    Mitch says:

    Bet it’ll only be delayed, not cancelled.

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  5. 8
    Hang on a Moment says:

    Guido you have obviously not listened to it. He wants a registered IP address assigned to every device, if that is not big brother then I don’t know what is.

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    • 12
      127.0.0.1 - loopback says:

      What a c.unt he is. Does he not know there are not enough IP addresses to go round (Don’t get me started on IPv6)

      Or maybe only the privileged like him can have one?

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      • 17
        Mitch says:

        Quite. There is a lot of mis-understanding about the use of IP addresses. It doesn’t really work as most people think it does.

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        • 21
          Anonymous says:

          There is freely downloadable shit how you can track internet protocol addresses. Played around with it for a couple of days, but then got bored. Felt smelly and stalkerish afterwards.

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    • 15
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Fuckwit politicians don’t understand the internet and they never will.

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      • 27
        Gordon the Medicated says:

        I invented the interweb. And the apple. And the Mceye-phone.
        I invented paint swirls. Cheese and sour cream dip. Danone. Curly fries. Escalators. Fractional reserve banking. French. The appliance of science. Sugar puffs. The Locarno treaty. Medicine. Onsies. Hulu hoops – the waist gyration ring AND the crisp fried snack.
        I invented Chicago. The DVD. Crazy paving. The MOT emissions co2 test. The Luger pistol. The boiled egg with soldiers. Wheelie bin Grand Prix. Estuary English.
        The snorkel. The beatbox. The stripe in toothpaste. Filing tabs and a never ending boom.

        I really deserve a lot more respect than I get.

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        • 29
          Director of Broadmoor Asylum for the Clinically Insane says:

          Nurse! Nurse! patient 666 has escaped his cell and has been using the staff computer.

          I’ve told you to make sure you securely tie the straps on his strait jacket.

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      • 34
        Anonymous says:

        That is because idiot voters elect similar people to represent them.

        A politician does not need to understand technology, if they just stick to the basics.

        1. Should I snoop on all, all of the time?
        Or
        2. Should I snoop on some after a suspicion?

        But one thing even an politician should know, is that as soon as one means of communication is compromised, another will be found. So any database generally only contains records of the innocent or stupid.

        I do not fear the innocent or the stupid. I fear the politicians.

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      • 39
        Just Saying says:

        Off piste I know but for all you people having $100 notes hidden away, the new $100 dollar bill promised by Obama in 2011 has now resolved its wrinkling problems (truth I swear) and will now be issued in October 2013.

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        • 42
          Charlie "Mr" Sheen says:

          Thank god for that – I was getting fed up snorting charlie up a cheap old $10 note.

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    • 24
      Enemy Combatant says:

      So he wants us all to switch to IPv6 immediately, and get rid of internal networks behind a router (including public wifi)?

      Or does he mean he should know the MAC address that everyone already has, but can be changed at will if you can be bothered?

      Will a phone have the same address on a wifi network as when on 3G? Yeah, right. Good luck.

      Have these idiots any idea of how the interweb thingy works?

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  6. 23
    Anonymous says:

    If it goes ahead, in any form, every growing company doing advanced work will leave the country.

    Not all secrets are a crime. Some are essential. Some are based on relations and are exposed by communications.

    Any creation of a record of searches and communication should actually be illegal as there is no security in IT. It is a risk to all businesses. Every electronic database that ever existed has been compromised, for the profit of another.

    Benjamin Franklin:
    “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

    “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

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  7. 31
    3rd attempt to post this highly controversial comment says:

    “Let’s hope he stays true to his word…”

    “I will scrap tuition fees” – N. Clegg MP.

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  8. 32
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    So what did the data protection act do?

    Another useless piece of legislation!

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    • 33
      The Benefits Party says:

      Created jobs for quite a few boxtickers and Pilgrims that’s what.

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    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      Actually it is a very good piece of legislation.

      However, the group set up to police it are the biggest bunch of jokers in history. The ICO, run by a ex-BBC journalist, is meant to help protect data. Fox running the hen house.

      They actually believe that the DPA relaxes the restrictions imposed on data in other laws, and have supported the selling for profit of multiple government databases, when the laws only allow certain limited access to them. I have this in writing from them.

      It is these quangos and the ridiculous Judicial system that allows your personal data to be used and abused daily.

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      • 40
        Anonymous says:

        The one bit that it has missing is that all accesses to your data should be recorded.

        So any access by a third party to any personal data should be notified to the owner. That would stop the current illegal claims by certain charities and quangos that the data should be released due to impending court action, or other exemption, that never occurs. (exceptions obviously under direction of Police and courts)

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  9. 41
    Oh for gawds sake... says:

    “Stays true to his word”. Clegg..? Dont be absurd. The man is a duplicitous piece of scum.

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  10. 44
    Derron Brown is SCUM says:

    A charter all for me.

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