Apr 5th, 2012
Update: Stop Government Snooping
By 38 Degrees team
In just a few days, already over 90,000 of us have signed the petition against government plans to spy on who we email, call and text. Together we’re taking a stand against this Big Brother invasion of our privacy. We’re saying it’s simply not right for the government to be allowed to spy on every single one of us – without any kind of warrant or reason.
Our petition is causing a stir. It’s being reported in front page news stories and MPs are starting to speak out. But there’s a risk the government will still press ahead. If we’re going to stop these Big Brother plans, we need to get the petition past 100,000 signatures and fast.
David Cameron claims these plans will make us safer. But this is about spying on all of us, not just serious criminals. Human rights experts, academics and even backbench government MPs are expressing serious concerns.
One concerned Conservative MP, David Davis, has been in touch with the 38 Degrees office to say: “These plans would give the state huge new powers to snoop on ordinary people. They’d be expensive, unnecessary, and a huge invasion of everybody’s privacy. If they are to be stopped, public pressure will be critical – including from 38 Degrees members”.
Together we can show the government that British citizens up and down the country simply won’t put up with their snooping plans. Let’s grow the petition past 100,000 signatures. Tell your friends and family to sign the petition using Facebook and Twitter.