Why We Are Hurtling Towards Lawlessness, Courtesy of HMG and The Press

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  1. AlexN says:

    When I saw this in the DM, my immediate reaction was “what has May got to hide”. I’ve been out of the Job 11 years next month but I seem to recall that getting an address for an ex directory number even for a real emergency was next to impossible, so I cannot imagine in these liberated free for all touchy-feely times things have slackened authorisation wise in these RIPA cases. There does seem to be a concerted bash the police over every damned thing even here in Canada where I now reside. I don’t understand what they hope to gain in driving a wedge between police and public, it can only backfire.

    • I quite agree Alex, the potential for backfiring is immense, particularly with Threat Levels being increased over the past few days, but that’s this government all over, try to please everybody else at the expense of the the Police and Crime Levels

  2. ideb8 says:

    “The likely result of that is that most would be rejected, or not even make it to the Judge in the first place.”

    Maybe that’s the intended result – because it may not be so relevant these days. Perhaps new technology reduces the need for targeted permission.

    http://twitwonga.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11 (http://fucp.uk)

    Is everything now a fishing trip? Might Imelda actually prefer things never to reach a judge, as less information need be made public? Is it all just PR?

    Do clogged courts, low morale & chaos play into the hands of a Tory party endlessly shifting the blame and nudging us to see faults in a police force deluged with conflicting instructions which are later denied as emanating from the Home Office?

    Will her bluster succeed? Will the next May arise next May?

  3. ideb8 says:

    “The likely result of that is that most would be rejected, or not even make it to the Judge in the first place.”

    Maybe that’s the intended result – because it may not be so relevant these days. Perhaps new technology reduces the need for targeted permission.

    http://twitwonga.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11 (http://fucp.uk)

    Is everything now a fishing trip? Might Imelda actually prefer things never to reach a judge, as less information need be made public? Is it all just PR?

    Do clogged courts, low morale & chaos play into the hands of a Tory party endlessly shifting the blame and nudging us to see faults in a police force deluged with conflicting instructions which are later denied as emanating from the Home Office?

    Will her bluster succeed? Will the next May arise next May?

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