UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Trying to tackle organised crime without intercept evidence is a joke – Huhne

Press Release   •   Dec 11, 2009 11:02 GMT

“The Government needs to put more serious effort into this project," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on the Home Office announcement that the use of intercept evidence in court is ‘not yet viable’, Chris Huhne said:

“If Australia and the United States can both use intercept evidence in court without the world coming to an end, it cannot be beyond the realms of British ingenuity to do the same.

“The Government needs to put more serious effort into this project.

“International investigators of organised crime find it a joke that we attempt to deal with such crimes without the use of these tools.”