Angela Merkel is the second most powerful person in the world, according to Forbes.
Yesterday this second most powerful person in the world phoned the most powerful person in the world, Barack Obama, to ask him if he had been bugging her phone. Obama said he isn’t and will not bug her phone, and is reviewing what phones were bugged in the past.
In other words, the US have bugged Merkel’s phone in the past.
Well thank goodness for that. For months it has been obvious that the spooks in the US and the UK have been allowed to get away with bugging everything that moves or makes a squeak or a click. It is not surprising that they were bugging Merkel.
Angela Merkel has previously been relaxed about the NSA/GCHQ revelations. Not any more. That is very good news, in my view. Good news for anyone, like myself, who has been and is horrified that the NSA and GCHQ are harvesting vast piles of our data on a regular basis with precious little legal restraint.
Perhaps something, now, will be done about it.