"First they came for Jonathan Aitken, and I didn't speak up, for I had no simple sword of truth. Then they came for Jeffrey Archer, and I didn't speak up, for I thought his books were crap. Then they came for Mark Thatcher, and I didn't speak up, for I had never funded a military coup. Then they came for Andrew Pelling, and I didn't speak up, for I had never assaulted my wife. And then they came for Damien Green, and I wrote that it showed the government was fascist, for I had an internet connection."
I hesitate to post this link, as I'm sure Don could do without the attention, but I think Dave Semple (see comments) has a point. Do people really believe all this 'police state' stuff, all this 'the next David Kelly', or are they just trying to whip up outrage for party political purposes? I suspect it's a mixture of both - to whip up outrage, you need some people who are prepared to be outraged. But there are quite a few professional politicians and party hacks out there who are playing this for all it's worth. Which is not to say I believe the police operation was justified, or proportionate to the alleged offence. I don't. (Although I do reserve the right to change my position if it turns out there is more to this than meets the eye).