The statement by the Honourable Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in the Parliament on Friday last on the illegal wiretapping of phone calls, text messages and emails of citizens by the Strategic Intelligence Agency (SIA), exposed a horrendous attack on the nation’s democracy by Patrick Manning’s PNM government. That the list of citizens who were being spied upon included the President of the Republic, Chief Justice, Acting Commissioner of Police, government Ministers, journalists and sporting and cultural personalities is a clear indication of the slippery slope towards dictatorship along which we were rapidly sliding only to be rescued by the General Elections of May 24th, 2010…

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