g1smd - 8:01 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
What riles a lot of people in the UK is that the debate in chambers was attended by less than 30 of the 650 MPs, while more than 100 others turned up just for the vote. The rest didn't bother to vote.
Most of the people who spoke about the new law were opposed - but voted for it anyway as this motion was under 'three line whip'.
The internet cut off is just one small part of this law. The new law contains lots of disparate things, the major part being the reform of Channel 4 TV (commercial service) which has had a very large amount of work on it.
With parliament about to be dissolved for the impending elections, it was either rush the whole lot though now, or start again when the new Government is formed on May 6th. They chose to rush it through with less than two hours of debate.
Finally, the Minister for Technology thinks that an IP address is an Intellectual Property address that can be tracked to see who has downloaded material. By demonstrating that level of knowledge, is it any wonder that UK citizens have zero confidence in their glorious leaders?