Sunday, January 15, 2006

Blair to authorise wiretapping of MPs

Blair is now so suspicious of Parliament that he is to allow the wiretapping of MPs, overturning a 40-year ban:

A Downing Street spokesman last night said: "The recommendation has been received and will be considered in due course." Mr Blair was last night put on notice that any attempt to tap MPs' phones would be bitterly opposed in the Commons. Andrew Mackinlay, Labour MP for Thurrock, said it was a "hallmark of a civilised country" that its state did not spy on elected representatives.

How foolish of Mr Mackinlay to think that the Prime Minister intends Britain to be such a place.

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