JS_Harris - 6:42 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
just another observation
The Digital Economy Bill is intrinsically linked to long term plans by the UK government to carry out an unprecedented extension of state powers by claiming the authority to monitor all emails, phone calls and internet activity nationwide.
The people did NOT ask for this, the state is becoming a dictatorship with these "long term plans". Or people are becoming cattle...
GCHQ, the government’s eavesdropping centre, is developing classified technology to intercept and monitor all e-mails, website visits and social networking sessions in Britain. The agency will also be able to track telephone calls made over the internet, as well as all phone calls to land lines and mobiles.
The £1 billion snooping project — called Mastering the Internet (MTI) — will rely on thousands of “black box” probes being covertly inserted across online infrastructure.
Now you know why the budget is never balanced and why there is always fighting, it's required to be able to justify this type of thing.