It was right of the House of Lords to warn that our civil liberties have been seriously eroded in recent years.
Londoners are now faced with a government that has the largest DNA database in the world, and one in a European Union that is sharing more personal data across borders than ever before.
We do need to fight crime but that must be balanced with the need to protect our liberty. As one of London's MEPs I will continue to vote against any infringements in our liberties at a European level but this report proves that our politicians in Westminster must also remain vigilant.
SYED KAMALL MEP