Scrap This Absurd and Stasi-Like Intrusion!
It is time this project was scrapped. I think on cost grounds alone there is a good excuse to stop. How many terrorists would it catch? Very few. However, I think it would certainly be used for fishing expeditions by the authorities- why else would it be set up without judicial oversight? The current system is best as it forces law enforcement to get the proper paperwork. Without it there'd be no checks and balances. Mere suspicion (often unfounded as in the case of the 'Easter bombers' who weren't) will be enough to get you surveilled. This project won't be derailed by Jacqui's departure; it's more important than any one politician.