Interweb freedom in the UK is facing the direst threat in its short history. That threat is called Peter Mandelson. Faced with the prospect of almost certain disempowerment in the coming election, this disgusting little gobshite is making sure he has friends in high (rich) places by selling out our digital liberty to the big entertainment companies by adding last-minute amendments to the already insanely tyrannical digital economy bill that will empower any future Secretary of State with the ability to enact legislation without debate or scrutiny. These new powers and those already set out are detailed by Cory Doctorow in the first and third links, respectively. Certain consequences of this legislation are described in the second link by Charles Arthur of The Guardian. May I suggest that you follow the links on BoingBoing to add your name to a petition to be sent to the High Cockweasel. Please also consider writing to your MP to implore them to support Early Day Motion 1997, introduced by Tom Watson MP, which explicitly condemns plans to disconnect internet users convicted of file sharing or other illegal activity.