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No ‘special relationship’ here
THE ‘wonderful news’ David Quarrie celebrates in his letter of October 10 is, at best a symptom of the total misinformation being pedalled by the gutter element of the British national press.
These five men have, between them, spent more than 50 years in prison and are guilty of nothing whatsoever under British law (Abu Hamza having already served seven years for a religious fanaticism that would pale beside US Evangelist dogma.) This one-way extradition policy is symptomatic of the ridiculously misnamed ‘special relationship’ which sees one party forever on its knees. No truly civilised society could allow extradition to a justice system blatantly flouting international law and renowned for biased verdicts and ridiculously inhumane sentencing – the US has five per cent of the world’s population but has 25 per cent of the world’s prisoners.
Now we must await the next ‘wonderful news’ when Gary McKinnon discovers if he will face the same servile stupidity.
R Westmoreland, The Oval, Pocklington.