Nick Pickles appointed new Big Brother Watch Director

Introducing Big Brother Watch’s new director, Nick Pickles. Chief Executive Matthew Elliott said:

“I have had my eye on Nick for a while as a rising star on the political scene and I am delighted that he will be joining us as BBW’s new Director.  Nick is an effective communicator and a great campaigner, and readers of his blog will know that he has long supported BBW’s objectives as a volunteer, so we’re thrilled he will now be able to carry on in a full-time capacity.”

Commenting on his appointment, Nick said:

“I am delighted to be joining Big Brother Watch at a critical time for civil liberties in Britain, taking forward the excellent work of the team in recent years. It is an exciting challenge to play a role in holding the Government to account and ensuring the creep of the state does not trample over yet more individual rights.

“After a year in office, the Coalition’s early rhetoric on redressing the last Government’s authoritarian policies has all too often not been matched with action. A desire to restrict the internet and monitor the communications of individuals is the latest in a line of policy areas that fails to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens and in the coming months and years I look forward to ensuring Big Brother Watch remains a leading voice in these debates.”