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UK Ministers Surrender Mckinnon To US Kidnap

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It’s said that when Gordon Brown offered Alan Johnson the Home Office he rejected it as a poisoned chalice.  He’s probably right.  It seems to be destroying his reputation just as it has so many others.


Nevertheless, the shameful and deeply treacherous conduct of this disgraced government towards Gary McKinnon cannot be excused.  There is no greater duty on any government than to protect its citizens, particularly those who are vulnerable.  There can be no basis in any system of justice for allowing a foreign power to abduct an accused person away from the scene of their alleged crime.  This is not extradition.  It is illegal rendition, as extraordinary as any.  It is kidnapping.

Alan Johnson, Gordon Brown and the rest are kowtowing to big bully USA.  British justice is in tatters as they offer up another sacrifice to America.  Believe me, they’d do the same to any of us: you, me, your grandmother, your starving babies and our injured soldiers if it suited them.  If they wanted to take Gary Mckinnon to Guantanamo Bay I don’t believe our government would have the courage to stop them.

Spineless Cowards

I call for the entire cabinet to be indicted on charges of dereliction of duty.  Will not even one of these excuses for men or women have the courage and decency to resign over this issue?

These people who call themselves our leaders are a disgrace to each and every one of us.  They are cowardly and spineless charlatans who are dragging our great country through the mire of ignominy and shame.  Gary Mckinnon is a victim of their cowardice.  Nothing can excuse what they have already put him through, let alone what is to come.

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  1. I feel ashamed to be British right now.

    How deeply, deeply shameful for our pathetic, weak, ignominious government to abandon one of its own people.

    I really am extremely shocked.

    But the problem is that, Gordon really is a bit dim, and so is Alan Johnson. It started of course with Blair’s over ambitious agenda.

    I find it ironic that truly intelligent people generally stay out of politics, for obvious reasons. But that is also a shame, leaving the weasels and rats to pick over their own low-minded ego driven agendas.


    November 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm

  2. I’m not ashamed to be British but I am highly embarrassed by the low life that represents us!
    No other nation would surrender its own citizens in such a shameful way while in the same breath defend an imported citizen such as Abu Hamza al-Masri.
    In response to your last comment, the reason that truly intelligent people turn to blogging instead of entering politics I think is down to the popular press’ being out of control with their intrusive policies.


    November 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

  3. Gordon Brown, Alan Johnson et al are ‘company men’; bought and paid for and here merely to do the bidding of their masters. It would make no difference at all who or what occupied No.10 right now for what the United States of Amnesia demands, it gets. What we are witnessing is NOT extradition but a blatant witch hunt against a hapless fool who simply wanted to prove the existence of UFOs. He is an idiot; not a criminal but he will, nevertheless, be demonised by the US media until McKinnon has no hope of anything vaguely approaching a ‘fair’ trial.


    November 30, 2009 at 11:00 am

  4. There are major Human Rights issues here, and if he did something wrong in Britain why can he not be tried in Britain. He knew not what he did of course, so it is unlikely that a curt here would penalise him over much but in the virulently paranoid US God knows what will happen to him


    November 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm

  5. […] Gary McKinnon’s case raises profound issues.  He is in danger of “extradition” to the US but any idea that this is some legitimate process is nonsense.  He is actually in danger of illegal rendition or kidnapping which the previous Labour government seemed ready to sanction.  Any alleged crime was committed on British soil so there isn’t even any question of “extradition”.  If he is to be tried he must be tried where the alleged crime was committed. I understand that Theresa May has already asked for an adjournment of the proceedings.  This is a good start but we need to be certain that she stands up for fundamental principles.  There are many complexities in the McKinnon case but it is crystal clear that he must be tried in Britain.  For further information see here. […]

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