http://www.scotsman.com/news/coalition- ... -1-2226978Coalition spat over web surveillance intensifies
Published on Wednesday 11 April 2012 00:15
The coalition spat over extending internet surveillance intensified last night after Nick Clegg denied he had signed up to the plans.
David Cameron stressed his Liberal Democrat deputy’s involvement in formulating the proposals earlier, saying Mr Clegg was “round the table” at key meetings of the National Security Council (NSC).
A spokesman for Mr Clegg said: “The Deputy Prime Minister agreed at the NSC that the government would look at proposals to address the police’s technological gap to deal with serious criminals and terrorists.
“But he also made clear that they could only proceed if they took into account and protected civil liberties. The full details of those proposals have not yet been bought forward.”