In a police state...
In a police state the law is dictated, interpreted and applied by those responsible for it's enactment (politicians) and enforcement (police). We are increasingly living in a police state as are all 'democratic' western nations.
In fact, the WORST people to interpret and apply the law are those that enact and enforce it, this is why the independence of the judiciary is foundational to any effective democracy, take that independence away and you take away one of the key foundations of democracy, and democracy it's self will tumble.
It is high time, IMO, that we restored this foundation to it's rightful place by the introduction of a written constitution along with the creation of the new 'Supreme UK Court'.
We can claim back the ground that has been lost, but this will ONLY happen if the people rise up against our fundamentally and thoroughly corrupt and power crazed political elite and DEMAND it.
The recent affair over British MP's expenses has proven that the public and the press, when properly incentivised and mobilised, can affect such change, now we just need to see this happen on a massive scale in relation to personal freedom and the rule of law.
No icon because there isn't a Che Guevara option...