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Nik Williams: Why the review of 'bulk powers' fails to halt fears of state surveillance

Scottish PEN's Nik Williams takes a look at the latest development in the IP Bill debate

THERE was a substantial amount of hope that the review of bulk powers undertaken by the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, David Anderson QC, would force the government’s hand, calling for reform of the Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill). 

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Maggie Mellon: How the Named Person crusade could damage the case for Scottish independence

Feminist campaigner and former social worker Maggie Mellon explains why she's welcoming a recent decision from the Supreme Court on the controversial Named Person law

WHY has the Scottish Government allowed itself to be undone by a scheme with an Orwellian name which it never able to explain without contradicting themselves?

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