Lib Dems attack Labour for planning to abstain on Snoopers’ Charter

Lib Dems attack ‘gutless’ Labour over surveillance bill

Labour is facing calls to help other opposition parties kill off the government’s new surveillance laws, after the SNP and Liberal Democrats said they would vote against the legislation.

Labour plans to abstain on the investigatory powers bill at second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday because it supports the main aims of the legislation…

The Liberal Democrats, who blocked the legislation under the last coalition government, said Labour’s decision to abstain was “gutless” and called on the party to reverse its decision. [The Guardian]

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has often been very forthright on the Snoopers’ Charter in the past. What will he do now I wonder?

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