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Drunks should fear RIP bill
30 June 2000

'Tony Blair's brilliant plan to give the police the power to fine drunks 100 on the spot could provide the opportunity to show off the majesty of the government's email snooping bill.

If the pissed up punter hasn't got enough readies, the idea is that the cops will be entitled to escort them to the nearest cashpoint to withdraw the dosh.

This is where the mighty Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill could step in when it becomes law.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:17 PM Fri 30 Jun 2000 Categories: Reverse of burden of proof , The Register