Am I the only one or has GANDALF <|:-)>s e-mail envelope undergone some strange mutation, I'm looking at "email to GANDALF <|:-)>" src="discuss/images/mailto.gif" width=14 border=0>" ? All the others look OK.
Anyone who thinks that the Government is going to spend oodles on getting junior spooks to open up everyones' mail and reference it on a card index is totally doolally tap and should give up reading Ludlum, LeCarre et al., whilst booking into the Psychiatrist pronto.
HMG will only look at people who are acting a bit odd and in any case they have neither the manpower or time to stick their beeks into all communications of which there are squillions per day. What people blithely forget is that they have the right to look at correspondence which is totally different from opening all correspondence.
Personally I think our security is much more important than people being worried that their billets-doux are being gloated over. If it means safety in this country they can look at any of my dull mailings. interminable phone calls and shocking bank accounts. Still triple Meh! on this one.
Don't think it's a secret, but security organisations now have powerful tools which can monitor all voice and data transmissions for 'Key Words'. So if, for example, the word 'terrorist' occurred frequently on your phone or emails, they would prick up their ears. And rightly so.