Lib Dems 'prepared to kill' online surveillance plans

The Liberal Democrat President Tim Farron has said that he intends to look at the draft legislation that would give the Government powers to monitor anyone's online activity, but added that his party is "prepared to kill" the proposals.

It is important to be reasonable and look at the draft legislation, as it now will be, and see what it says and look at it on its own merit. But I have to say I'm in no mood whatsoever to apologise for, or to amend or unpick authoritarian legislation. It strikes me that a Government that includes Liberal Democrats should ensure that Britain ends up a more liberal place, not less.