We've heard Theresa May parroting the same lines for months, but in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, David Cameron has joined the choir of people calling for new surveillance powers.
Mr Cameron has stated that if the Conservatives are re-elected, he will ensure that there is no form of communication that cannot be intercepted by the government.
So, one of the question we'll be examining in this post, is - Is David Cameron
- An idiot who doesn't understand the technology he's talking about
- Demonstrating that pre-election promises are inevitably broken
- Planning on introducing a draconian surveillance state
- Being mis-informed by other parties
- Simply creating sound-bites to raise the chances of re-election
Most of the coverage thus far has focused on option 3 - which seems fair given that it's the inevitable result of actually attempting to do what he is claiming.
We'll also be taking a look at why Option 3 could, and should not happen