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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Phone taps

I've been following the recent debate over phone tapping with interest. I hadn't realised that telephone evidence couldn't be used in a court of law so was quite surprised when this came up. The home secretary's arguments against it don't really seem to be particularly worthy ones and it's particularly telling that such evidence is already used in many other democratic countries. And if such evidence can be used within the rule of law, it's got to be better than locking people up forever for no stated reason.

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