Re: @ Doctor Syntax
"This is entirely different situation as we are not enemies with ourselves."
There is, in fact, a similarity. If my govt. wishes to spy on me it should do so with due process of law. It should go to a judge, or at least a magistrate, with sufficient a priori evidence to get a warrant. This concept of due process was introduced into English law by Magna Carta. In a few days, no doubt, the PM will be saying how great Magna Carta is & how splendid that this has been part of English law for the last 800 years - whilst being quite happy to see this principle violated.
An APT can't be expected to use due process. My govt. should. It is unacceptable if, like the APT, they don't.