Sunday, May 26, 2013

Theresa May Backs 'Snooper's Charter' Powers

Theresa May has said it is "essential" that intelligence agencies have greater access to communications data following the murder of off-duty soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

The Home Secretary said law enforcement agencies must be given the "tools they need" to track down terrorists before they can launch attacks.

She also warned that "thousands" of people in Britain are potentially at risk of being radicalised by extremists.

Mrs May's comments will reignite debate over the so-called snooper's charter, which was dropped from the Queen's Speech earlier this month.