You\’ve got to laugh, eh?
A council has used powers intended for anti-terrorism surveillance to spy on a family who were wrongly accused of lying on a school application form.
Those exceptional powers, those that would only be used in the most important and urgent of cases, are employed to check up on a school application.
What next? 42 days for not paying your car tax? Incommunicado, that is, for we wouldn\’t want anyone to know so that someone can nip down to the Post Office and apply for it for you now, would we?
Can we hang them all yet?