From THIS story on the BBC, the Home Secretary said... Now, I know that converting us to a fully-blown "Euro-Compliant" country is a core part of HMG's agenda, but this really takes the biscuit. We've seen how grandstanding investigating magistrates in, say, Spain make silly 6th form gestures like issuing warrants for the arrest of US tank crews. For those of you who think this subject is a bit dry (which it is), it involves stripping the judiciary of their independence and making them a core part of the investigative process. In other words, the liberal cabal of senior, human rights obsessed judges we have would be making key operational decisions in criminal investigations ("no, you can't follow him, you might breach his human rights")! Of course, this major shocker is dropped in at the end of a long interview about something else entirely, with no shock horror headlines because a parrot died last week. You couldn't make it up. V!