A cross-party group of peers has proposed forcing through the text of the Communications Data Bill by inserting it in to the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill going through parliament. This would leave just days to consider complex legislation that has already been rejected.
The Communications Data Bill was widely criticised as a "Snoopers' Charter" that attacked innocent citizens' privacy and opened the door legitimising the mass surveillance already in place as revealed by the Snowden leaks.
Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:
"This attempt to sneak...