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GCHQ is by far the most invasive surveillance organisation on the planet.When I was on the Special Branch watch list (dangerous radical in favor of nuclear disarmament) the nuisance phone calls stopped. Sadly, the task of surveillance has been passed to GCHQ who are much less diligent. I'd happily pay for that service to be reinstated.
Seriously, though, the case of Katharine Gun shows how fragile the power of the establishment is.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6780454/david-kelly-family-doubt-suicide/ shows that "they" occasionally get away with it, as with Hilda Murrell, but whether due to incompetence or actual scruples, such cases are rare.