At each stage in the 'phone hacking avalanche of the past month, people have asked: what's next ? If that's happening, what else ? The 'authorities' are now musing that perhaps computer hacking should be brought into the frame.
And the rest ! Given that newspaper men (and women) are in frequent and personal contact with all manner of other furtive fellows, and that they doubtless compare notes on methods etc, here's a couple of other suggestions for expanding the scope of enquiries.
- what do we imagine certain unscrupulous former journalists that were in the employ of Blair and Brown in government, used to get up to when the full resources of MI5 were at their disposal ?
- ditto the respective Whips offices
As for the police ... let's simply note that everyone's worst fears about the impossibility of ID card data being kept secure have been realised in full.
There is so much more to come tumbling out of the closet on this issue - it may even distract us from the forthcoming meltdown of the financial system !