David Cameron takes snooping lessons from the telly

Friday, 31 January, 2014 - 23:00

THE UK PRIME MINISTER reckons that watching telly has told him a lot of what he knows and thinks is right about government surveillance of mobile communications and internet data traffic.

Loz Kaye, the leader of the UK Pirate Party, was unimpressed with this, and suggested that there is an attention gap somewhere.

"Anyone who argues that we don't have the capability to target communications clearly hasn't been paying attention over the months of the Snowden revelations. What is going on is an attempt to justify the liberties that have been taken without a democratic mandate," he said.