Tom Stoppard, playwright and scriptwriter, joins the debate about state surveillance of the internet in a typically excellent column for the Guardian. What, he asks, can justify surveillance on the scale revealed by Edward Snowden's leaks? Is safety really a sufficient justification for such intensive intrusion?
The Sunday Telegraph invited me to comment on the rogue amendments to the Defamation Bill that were introduced in the House of Lords. You can read my piece here.