Poles rally against new surveillance law

TVC NEWS : Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw on Saturday (January 23) to protest against their government's plan to increase its surveillance powers. Some said they feared Poland was following Hungary towards an "illiberal democracy." Since Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party took power in November, its moves to take more control of the judiciary and the media have divided Poland and raised alarm bells in the Europe Union, which has started investigating charges that Warsaw is undermining democratic principles. "Without democracy none of us can be free, therefore we have to fight for democracy. We have to fight for the fundamentals of the system of our country," one of the organizers, Mateusz Kijowski, appealed to the demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace. There were no figures available on the size of the crowd. "We are against the activity taken by the governing majority against the freedom. This starting from destroying...

British MPs debate ban on Trump

TVCE (LONDON)  - British members of Parliament on Monday debated whether to ban US presidential hopeful Donald Trump from entering the country for "hate speech" after his controversial comments targeting Muslims, Mexicans and others. The debate is the direct result of an online petition which has garnered more than 574,000 signatures but the government, which has the ultimate say, has already said it will not go ahead with any ban. British lawmakers are obliged to consider for debate any petition on the government's official petitions website that reaches 100,000 signatures. Prime Minister David Cameron has called the outspoken billionaire's remarks on Muslims "divisive, stupid and wrong" but said he was opposed to a ban. "I think if he came to visit our country, he would unite us all against him," he said earlier. No decisions are going to be taken at the end of the debate, for which three hours have been allocated.    ...