A government that so extensively works to spy on it's own citizens will only erode public trust in politicians. Distrust impedes progress and there are far more important work that British government could be working on rather than figuring out ways to spy on its own people. Without the support of the people all governments will eventually fail.
Throughout history, many government have attempted to provide security at the price of liberty. It always backfires. The people end up enslaved and defenseless when the government can no longer protect them. Any use of blanket surveillance on citizens is an invasion of personal liberty. Personal liberty should always be protected.
Any time the government gets more power to investigate and interfere with the lives of its citizens there is a huge problem. This is just another step in "Big Brother" gaining more control. This means that ordinary citizens are losing their freedom, one piece at a time. Surveillance is not the answer.
Preventing the next terrorist attack is of ut most priority. We live in an age where our enemies are not marked by lines on a map, where a citizen can become a martyr just by watching a few progaganda videos. The more survelliance the better change we have to stop terrorist attacks
I believe that the controversial "Snooper's Charter" legislation, which allows for the increase of governmental surveillance of citizens in Britain, will ultimately have a positive impact on the British. The knowledge gained through this increased surveillance could be a powerful tool in the fight against terrorism. While no one likes the idea of "being watched", my hope is that the British government would choose to do this work in the most unobtrusive, clandestine way possible that would have little or no impact on the daily life of the average British citizen.