"..the minutiae of whether there was circumstantial evidence against journalist A, B or C is a minor consideration in comparison with the consideration of what poses a threat to the lives of the British public. Invasions of privacy are odious, obviously. They can be extraordinarily distressing and at times they can be illegal, but, to put it bluntly, they don't kill you."
That might well be right but one thought for the Metropolitan Police (and other forces) is that as a cycling member of the British public my life is threatened far more by bad, inconsiderate aggressive and hostile driving than it is by terrorists. Quite rightly, we do not make excuses for terrorists; I am at a loss to understand why I have had so many communications with the police in which they appear willing to make excuses for motorists who threaten and endanger the lives of the British public.