Sunday, January 15, 2006

Chickens coming home to roost

According to today's Independent, MPs are getting a little upset about losing their right (or "privelige" today) to not be wiretapped.
MPs should be treated in the same way as other citizens and will be given the same safeguards against wrongful tapping, the Prime Minister will say.

While he's got the right stick - MPs are just people, after all, and shouldn't necessarily be afforded all kinds of fancies - he gets completely the wrong end of the stick.

It's funny, isn't it? You spend all this time complaining to MPs about privacy of the individual and such, and they bat you away citing terror concerns. Bollocks to 'em, I say. If the only time they make a stand for "principles" is when it's their skin at stake, then they're getting as much as they deserve. Perhaps there is some kind of justice in the world after all...

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