Brits Beware : Be Careful With Your Cash ...
When at first we were hit by the following hair-raising headline in this morning's 'Mail' we were shocked. Shocked, we tell you.
Now the taxman can bug your home and phone calls to catch payment dodgersAnd here's how the story continued.
Tax inspectors have been given wideranging new powers to bug people's homes and private phone calls.But, hey. Stop sweating and please don't panic - since the same startling story soon went on to say ...
They also have the go-ahead to intercept emails and plant listening devices in suspects' cars and offices.
The move is the latest expansion of surveillance powers which, until recently, were only available to the police and intelligence services.
A spokesman said: "These powers will not be used in routine cases ...Aha, we see. That's different then. Now we understand. In Brown's post Blair Britain now every thing's really okay. Freedom still holds sway.
We mean, if it's an official announcement made by an entirely trustworthy, H.M. governmental department, then that remarkably reassuring statement is certain to be true.
You know, all above board, completely transparent and right on the money. After all, such a civilized set of fine upstanding finance fellows wouldn't fib.
Well, would they?
Read the rest of the report to see if you think the same way we do.