He's right, of course, but he forgets that the Labour gummint of those very well organised criminals Clark and Cullen had other priorities. More important things to do. Far more important.
"The measure was introduced to Parliament by Labour almost five years ago but has only finally wriggled its way into law.
That it has taken so long is an indictment on the politicians who have prevaricated rather than the police officers who have long made it clear they were hamstrung when dealing with clever criminals."
They were too busy arranging the retrospective legislation to cover their own theft of public money; preoccupied with the complexities of the Electoral Finance Bill and its crushing of public dissent; distracted by the need to arrange the politicisation of the police and all arms of the public service; otherwise engaged in vilifying the exclusive brethren.
Adolf is grateful to Mr Gower for reminding us what a particularly evil and malevolent cult it was that ran the country from 1999 to 2008.