Peter Smyth, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation … thinks the law is ridiculous — and this is just stupendous. Smyth says that there’s no evidence that terrorists use photographs to plan attacks, admits that this is an invitation for scared officers to abuse the law, and says that it will needlessly create conflict with journalists and the public.
(Taken from an interview by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio show As it happens.)
Fulls story, including MP3 linky-goodness, can be found here.
Now, how do we convince Jaqui Smith and her ilk that this is a stupid law? I’m not hopeful, but I will be writing to my MP. I suggest you do, too.