As picked up by Mr Eugenides and Longrider (and no doubt many more to follow), the government has plans to read all your emails:
Ministers are considering spending up to £12 billion on a database to monitor and store the internet browsing habits, e-mail and telephone records of everyone in Britain.Yes, you read that right - £12 billion!
And we all know how successful government databases are, don't we...?
But I'm sure the Tories will seize on this as the perfect issue on which to sweep to power, backed by a nation that has finally had enough.
Ministers are braced for a backlash similar to the one caused by their ID cards programme. Dominic Grieve, the shadow home secretary, said: “Any suggestion of the government using existing powers to intercept communications data without public discussion is going to sound extremely sinister.”Not exactly the forthright condemnation you'd expect, is it?