The Tories’ Online Snooping Proposals Have Got A Lot Of Experts Worried

#AceNewsReport – June.01: Plans to extend the state’s ability to spy on your communications are unlikely to be properly scrutinised because MPs do not know enough about the issue, it has been claimed.

David Cameron announced in the Queen’s Speech that his new Tory-majority government would seek more surveillance powers for the security services, which was met with scepticism by top academics, who accused the Prime Minister and his cabinet of pushing through reforms without proper scrutiny.

Andrew Murray, technology law specialist at the London School of Economics, said he had “grave concerns” about whether MPs or the public would be properly consulted on far-reaching changes, which could jeopardise peoples’ digital civil liberties.

Murray, the co-author of a letter to all MPs urging them to be cautious in increasing surveillance, signed by 37 other aggrieved academics, told The Huffington Post UK: “The main concern from all of us is that that Parliament has not been given the full information on this issue to be able to carry out its role in scrutinising the executive.

“Laws went on to the statute books without ever being properly scrutinised with the correct checks and balances.”


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#UKGOVNEWS : ” Tories Hand Out Plum Contracts to `Private Firms’ in NHS”

#AceNewsServices says `Tories want to Privatise NHS’ as cuts fund profits for `Fat-Cats’ while `Front Line Staff’ struggle to cope.

Health not WealthIn an article today by the `Daily Mirror’  Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says huge payments to private agencies to cover understaffed wards is symptomatic of the Conservatives‘ long-term aims.

Before the 2010 election, the Tories promised “no top-down reorganisation of the NHS”. They were lying. They were secretly planning the biggest ever.

The shake-up, signed off by the Lib Dems, has cost £3billion and rising.

To pay for it, the PM took cash off the NHS front line he promised not to cut.

The result? Six-figure payoffs for hundreds of managers and P45s for thousands of nurses. It stinks.

Cameron’s reorganisation has left the NHS weakened, confused and short of staff.

And now the vultures are circling. Agencies are profiteering off the problems of the NHS by charging it exorbitant fees to fill a single shift.

And it only gets worse. Government cuts to NHS community services, mental health and social care are pushing more people to A&E, who in turn need more staff to cope. So our hospitals are trapped in a vicious circle as agencies keep raking in the cash.

Cameron’s reorganisation is giving private firms the green light to cherry-pick services.


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Anonymous Protest Russell Brand Joins UK Austerity cuts…

Anonymous Protest: Russell Brand Joins UK Austerity cuts March

Russell Brand joins Anonymous movement officially
Fireworks are thrown at Buckingham Palace and bottles hurled at police during protests over issues including political corruption.
This is Russell Brand here speaking about Politics and corporate greed, I blogged it, but here is the video

Austerity cuts (Public Spending) in the UK are being implemented, Russell Brand, very famous here, demanded a revolution. He is an ex Heroin Addict who is now a very clever lad, actor and does radio, now he has taken to politics, and many love this lad. What you will see here and read here is what happens in the UK when the Government piss the people off. There is a demonstration in Edinburgh planned for next week, I will be there with my Anonymous mask (Joking, 😉 ) I think the Government have done good things, but they are cutting crucial spending on the UK people. We say FUCK YOU and we will take to the streets till the Government change their minds. This is how we work. American people please take note. This is how VERY EASY it is to protest when your Government does not work for you. The people protesting have lost nothing, they are protesting for the people who have. The police NOT having guns make sure we can demonstrate, just saying!

Viva La Revolution!

Comedian Russell Brand joined hundreds of masked Anonymous protesters in central London as part of a worldwide demonstration against austerity cuts.

Fireworks were reportedly thrown towards Buckingham Palace and a fire was started next to the nearby Victoria Memorial, while some of those present clashed with police.

Glass bottles were flung at officers during the disorder and 11 people were arrested, nine for public order offences and two for criminal damage.

Police in riot gear tried to shepherd the crowd, who also gathered in Parliament Square as part of the pre-arranged Anonymous Million Mask March.

A number of similar demonstrations took place in cities in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand in opposition to austerity cuts, corruption and an increase in state surveillance.

Brand was pictured alongside fellow protesters in London, wearing one of the trademark masks adopted by hacktivist group Anonymous.

He later wrote on his Twitter page: “Whatever party they claim to represent in the day, at night they show their true colours and all go to the same party #MillionMaskMarch.”

Image of Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne burns on a placard during a protest against budget cuts and energy prices on Westminster Bridge, central London
An image of George Osborne burns on Westminster Bridge
Brand’s comments follow an appearance on Newsnight and a guest editorship of the New Statesman in which he called for a “total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system”.

Others involved in the London demonstration accused the police of heavy-handed tactics.

Ceylan Hassan, 24, a university graduate, said: “They started shouting move back, move back, but we had nowhere to go. The police started pushing us, screaming ‘move back, move back’.

“There was a fire on the right hand side of the monument and people started throwing things.”

Protesters were moved back away from Buckingham Palace as the atmosphere grew tense.

Some of those involved in the march were seen ripping barriers from the side of the road.

Sean Roesner, 21, a self-employed computer programmer at the protest, said: “We turned up and the protest was at Buckingham Palace. When we arrived people were firing fireworks at the palace.

“It was funny. I didn’t have any but I would have fired some if I had.

“I joined Anonymous because I was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act. I spent eight months on police bail last year and had done nothing wrong.

“We are here to stand up for what we believe in, to make the world a better place.”

Mr Roesner said his friend had been among a group of people encircled by the police on The Mall.


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