Civil liberties group hits back at Clegg over surveillance laws

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: "The Deputy Prime Minister can hardly criticise 'inaccurate speculation' when controversial policies are recycled and leaked to the media rather than published for proper consultation.

"Whether it's shutting down open courts or subjecting the whole population to a Snoopers' Charter, the public will not be reassured by 'trust me, I'm a minister'."