BBC news story: MI5, MI6 and GCHQ 'spied on lawyers' OK so since I've been in the UK, the right to a jury trial has been rescinded, the right to silence was removed (but that was declared illegal by the European Courts), freedom from double jeopardy was rescinded, etc. etc. etc. Now lawyers defending the UK surveillance agencies from lawsuits about violating human rights were given privileged communication between the complainants and their lawyers. And yet, there has been rather muted reaction to this in the UK - it should cause the government to fall and legislation to protect the client-attorney privilege. I wonder if this is how people felt in the 1930's.