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Monday, February 07, 2011

Blunkett claims he was phone-tapped

According to the Independent former Home Secretary, David Blunkett claims that his mobile phone was illegally hacked by journalists while he was in charge of police, prisons and anti-terrorism at one of the most sensitive government departments.

David Blunkett is widely credited as being the architect of some of Labour's most illiberal laws, undermining the liberties of ordinary citizens and bolstering the surveillance state.

That does not justify any journalist illegally tapping into his phone after juicy gossip or anything else of course. That sort of activity is wholly unacceptable and perpetrators should be prosecuted with the full weight of the law.

But....oh, the irony!
'Just a thought' - 'as you do', but David Blunkett might have signed the order to tap his own phone ...
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