Surveillance

Kiran Stacey

Nick Clegg has hit back at claims by David Cameron that he had signed up to plans to extend surveillance by the security services into social media messages and Skype calls.

The PM told hacks travelling on the plane with him to Japan:

You’ve got to remember that this was a national security council where sitting round the table was Chris Huhne, Nick Clegg, Ken Clarke – people from impeccable civil libertarian backgrounds.

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