Is the new "Cool Britannia" to become a police state? If there is any substance to your report then civil libertarians the world over have every cause for concern. By all means use every legitimate effort to track down those who perpetrate benefit fraud or any other criminal activity; do not do so utilising taxpayers' money in such an underhand way.
Shame on you, Mr Blair and your cronies. According to the principles of natural justice, two wrongs will never make a right. And, being a lawyer, you really should know better.
Member of the Council of the Law Society of England & Wales
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