I am trying to be delicate in the way that I word this reply because it is absolutely not my intention to besmirch anyone in the UK. I am quite fond of y'all and I happen to like the public persona of the Queen.There seems to me to be much more of a direct link between the taxpayers of America and the services it buys. For example, you pay for the police department to work for you, therefore there is some justification that you can listen in.
Over here there seems to be less of a direct link. More a case of, 'Yes we have taken your money and provide a police force, but what we get up to is private'
when and where did this happen by who?snip
In UK you are permitted to break the law if by doing so you are stopping a greater crime, snip Classic case was in a nuclear sub, where they destroyed the computers needed to launch the missiles as they said having them was against international law.