If you buy into this BS that the situation in Belfast has to have different rules applied to it than any other democratic system then you give credence to the thugs that want to run N.I. for themselves.
No matter what side it comes from the type of snooping that goes on does not instill confidence in these people.
It is well known that SF is the political wing of the IRA, so the political snooping takes a more sinister turn to intelligence gathering, to identify the weakness of your enemy.
SF say they want to represent all the people of Ireland, why gather info that threatens peoples security. Why do they not give the names of those who carried out the Omagh bombing, they will not even encourage people to come forward with what they know.
Hardly conducive to a fair representative for all, why is it that political corruption and wrong doing in other countries is exposed we accept it as good work one less corrupt politician. This is what the raid is about pure and simple getting rid of corrupt politicians, and those who hold democracy dear moan about that.