It seems Ms May has stuck her wrinkly neck out again.
I am all for police powers to detain suspect terrorists, don’t get me wrong. But this is a clear cut case of abuse of power and I will bet a pound to a pinch of poo that no copper made the decision to hold the Guardianistas boyfriend for 9 hours on such flimsy grounds.
This will have been ordered by the home office and we already know that No10 was kept abreast of proceedings at every stage. My money is on the US having made a formal request to our intelligence services for this intercept to go down.
Mays ridiculous point is that this chap had information which could have been of interest to terrorists. Not that he had any terrorist intent. None of the questions were about him or where he had been, but the actions of his journo partner.
Well May, I have bagloads of info which would be very useful to a terrorist, does that mean I could legally be detained, interrogated and threatened with imprisonment?
So now it seems we should be arrested not only for what we might be thinking but what they think we might be thinking.
May should resign over this. Hell she should’ve resigned over the whole Qatada fiasco. Of course she won’t and no-one will be able to touch her for it.
On a more humorous note, am I the only one that sees the irony that the man who has had his legal rights violated in such a heavy handed manner is called Miranda?