New powers for British intelligence

GCHQ, British intelligence, is pushing for greater electronic surveillance powers for the security forces dealing with the use of internet by terrorists and criminals. New threats need new solutions and therefore new “sweeping powers“ but the public response has so far been as fierce as unexpected, at least for the government. This had already been the case after the 2005 terrorist attack in London.
The Deputy Prime Minister promised open parliamentary hearings about the new bill to be published in early May.