MPs will have their first substantial debate on GCHQ's mass surveillance programme this Thursday. Tell your MP why they should go to make sure they turn up.
Parliament is finally debating GCHQ's mass surveillance programmes. But is your MP going to turn up to the debate?
This Thursday MPs Tom Watson, Julian Huppert and Dominic Raab will introduce a debate in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament on 'Oversight of intelligence and security services.'
This debate is a big chance to kick start our politicians into debating mass surveillance. For the debate to make a big difference we need lots of MPs to show up.
That will give us a better chance of eventuallygetting surveillance laws that respect our privacy.
Debates about the limits of surveillance and the oversight of intelligence agencies are being held in America and across Europe.
But British MPs have seemed reluctant to discuss mass surveillance by UK intelligence services. And so far the Government have only seemed worried about whether newspapers should have told us anything about the surveillance.
It is high time a substantial debate took place in the UK too. Make sure your MP is there on Thursday.