Re: I like this guy
"He seems to actually know what he's talking about."
He's one of the finest legal minds currently alive. And, as a barrister, is very good at appearing convincing!
"So I fully expect uk.gov to try and discredit him and ignore every word he says."
Quite the reverse. He claims, and the evidence backs him up, to be the inspiration for large quantities of the Investigatory Powers Act, including the mass surveillance provisions.