“Sanctimonious claptrap”

“The noble Lord, Lord West, recently mentioned the phrase “snooper’s charter”, and referred to it as sanctimonious claptrap; I agree with him. In this amendment we have limited those who could exercise this kind of power to the security services and the police when investigating or preventing serious crime. They are not snoopers but lifesavers.”

-Lord Blair of Boughton, during the Snooper’s Charter debate, 26 January 2015