Extradition treaty

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  • So in fact British citizens must obey to USA laws. May need some school reforms to re-educate the people.
    Next will be China?

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  • A fundamental lack of gumption by our weak and misguided government, who puts its financial standing above that of the citizens it should be protecting.

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  • As the diplomat/historian Sir James Cablem said:

    "Governments cannot renounce responsibility for their nationals without losing their credibility as a legitimate national authority"

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  • The extra territorial reach of the USA (and the spineless behaviour of our Government) is utterly unacceptable. I believe that the Extradition Act 2003 was originally aimed at terrorist suspects. So how about the Nat West 3, Mr Norris and the computer hacker chap?

    Normally, I believe, you need prima facie evidence of a person's guilt in order to extradite from the UK. But the USA needs only 'reasonable suspicion' as far as the UK is concerned. This is scandalous!

    Clearly our spineless politicians (for it was Dear Mr Blair and Blunkett who caved in to this, no doubt in order to stay pally with Bush and his cronies) aren't interested (viz Alan Johnson's 'apparent' inability to intervene).

    Are there no lawyers/judges out there willing to stand up and oppose this affront? Whether it is 'the law' (as defined by Blair) or not, whatever happened to justice?

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