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Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Story Would Be Very Different If He Had To Contend With The Snooper's Charter

05/11/2015 16:06 GMT | Updated 05/11/2015 16:59 GMT

The story of Guy Fawkes is one that is well known - a group of Catholic conspirators attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James by blowing up the Houses of Parliament.

But things were a bit different in 1605.

What if they had to try all over again in today's world of spies, surveillance and the Snooper's Charter, otherwise known as the Investigatory Powers Bill?

The 300 page document is an attempt at a complete unification of the current surveillance laws and is causing more than just a little controversy.

It will give the government and its security agencies unprecedented access to data about our lives including our browsing activity and the communications on our phones and computers.

While Home Secretary Theresa May is claiming it is essential to keep the country safe from evil-doers, civil liberty campaigners say it is an unnecessary encroachment on the privacy of citizens.

In honour of Bonfire Night, The Huffington Post UK has imagined two possible outcomes if it came down to an epic battle between Guy Fawkes and Theresa May.

Guy Fawkes Vs The Snooper's Charter

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