Ever heard of the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre? Me either, but apparently it's a team that was set up last year and is part of Blair's draconian Police powers. The team works to stop stalkers attacking important people like the PM and Royal Family and makes full use of the mental health laws in the process.
Personally speaking I've never been a fan of the mental health laws that the Government has brought in. The idea that you can be detained on the basis that you might do something because someone deemed you a bit of a nutter seems to me to be way off the mark.
Take someone like John Nash for example and think of the implications. In his case he really was mentally ill, but the mental health laws that exist here are far more wide reaching, and, apparently the Government wants to cast their reach even wider including being able to declare someone mentally disorder on the grounds of their cultural, political or religious beliefs.
The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre is it seems, an organisation out of Scotland Yard that makes full use of these new laws to detain not just stalkers, but anyone that they think might pose a threat, especially a terrorist one. They may not have got 90 days detention without trial., but the mental health laws give them indefinite detention without trial instead.