Recent events – especially the case of Edward Snowden – have raised concerns about the practise of the NSA, and the sharing of information between the organisation and its UK equivalents.
Former Home Secretary David Blunkett was due to give a talk on this subject at the Cambridge Union Society in January, but due to traffic was unfortunately unable to attend. In a phone interview with Cam FM's Basha Wells Dion, Mr Blunkett outlined the main points of his speech, in particular: how do we strike a balance between protection and an overbearing state?
Mr Blunkett also gave his opinions on some wider political issues, considering the role of coalition governments, and speculating on the possible outcome of the upcoming General Election, and why he thinks that now is the right time to stand down.
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