Lib Dem Attack On Shami Chakrabarti Backfires As Snoopers’ Charter Amendment Pulled

Labour has slammed Lib Dem leader Tim Farron after he tried and failed to humiliate Shami Chakrabarti for not supporting an amendment on the Snooper’s Charter.

The attack backfired after Lib Dem Lord Brian Paddick pulled his amendment, following Lib Dem squabbling in the Lords.

The bill, which would expand government powers to intercept private online conversations, was debated in parliament on Tuesday.

Labour Peer Dianne Hayter told HuffPostUK Farron’s behaviour was “farcical”, and the Lib Dem amendment “poorly drafted” and “minor”.

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