FE starded a thread some time ago See: Human Rights. It was locked eventually. Carver and Fourm Member were sure that the detention of the journalist whilst in transit at Heathrow was illegal; others argued the contrary. Will these contributors comment on the High Court judgement and admit they were wrong? I bet not...(Nothing personal but do sometimes admit to being wrong - I admit it , occasionally!)
I wonder how that matches up with the findings on this Thread click here about us customs searching harddrive contents. The given link to Air Travel Forum seems to show that it is/can be standard practice at customs TripAdvisor.co.uk
" very clear that what Snowden did was necessary and helpful."
Luckily , the court disagrees with you, as do many people who know far more about it than you or I.
I will not nit pick, let us agree that we hold differing views on this matter. I hope that you at least give me credit for reading all 137 pages before commenting. Although the current team at Liberty were not around at the time,their former name was NCCL, whose judgement is being questioned by your favourite paper!
You keep doing this. The court hasn't disagreed with me. The court hasn't taken a view on Snowden. It has made a decision on a single aspect of the matter.
It has made that decision based on the current law, a law that I say is very wrong. I'll go back to what I said in the previous thread. What would the British government say if a British subject was pulled out of the transit lounge in Moscow and detained?
And your attempt to link what may or may not have happened forty years ago to Liberty's current staff is frankly pathetic.
We've had this debate before about whether Snowden was right or wrong. Nothing will persuade fourm member otherwise. But then he frequently shows a distrust of the military or any information gathering organisation. I fail to understand why unless he has had a bad experience. Organisations do get it wrong from time to time but that doesn't mean that the basic principles are illegal or wrong. I suspect that we will continue to differ.