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Post  Panda on Sun 21 Oct - 18:13


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  1. Gary McKinnon: Theresa May admits she has not spoken to US attorney general for five days

Theresa May has admitted that she still has not spoken to US attorney general Eric Holder five days after she controversially blocked the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon.








Pressed over the row by BBC presenter Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics, Home Secretary Theresa May admitted she had not spoken with US attorney general Eric Holder since blocked Gary McKinnon's extradition last Tuesday Photo: GEOFF PUGH/PA






By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent

3:00PM BST 21 Oct 2012


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The Home Secretary also tried to play down suggestions that she had let the US Government believe that she would go ahead with the extradition.


The Daily Telegraph disclosed on Saturday that a furious Mr Holder was refusing to take Mrs May’s phone calls because of the decision. Officials have described the US's relationship with Mrs May as "finished".


The row over Mr McKinnon is threatening to become the biggest cooling in trans-Atlantic relations since Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi was released three years ago.


Mr McKinnon had faced 60 years in prison if he had been found guilty in a US court of hacking into military computers from his north London home over 10 years ago.


But he won his battle against extradition after Mrs May told MPs on Tuesday there was a risk Mr McKinnon could kill himself if he was sent to face trial in America.

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Re: Theresa May in the doghouse with the U,S. over McKinnon

Post  Panda on Sun 21 Oct - 18:18

kengb

1 minute ago




I hope the good old U.S of A don't play hardball and use a drone to take him out.











  • Stim

    1 minute ago




    Who cares? who the hell gave the yanks the authority to be the worlds policeman?
    screw them
    The USA is the worlds sponsor of state terrorism and torture,when will we see members of the Bush and Obama administration extradited for murder

    Im happy Gary wasnt sent to that shithole to be banged up in a supermax,it was the right decision for him and this country











  • wanderingone56

    2 minutes ago




    "Mr Holder is said personally to feel completely screwed” by Mrs May’s decision....."

    Well that puts you firmly in the majority, Mr. Holder (if that's any comfort).

    I begin to have a horrible feeling that, after all my wishing for and calling for a new leader of the Conservative party, Mrs. May could be it. After all, Conservative MPs do tend to love a strong, domineering woman.











  • midnightblue

    41 seconds ago




    A match for Angela Merkel perhaps. LoL











  • simonfrench235

    5 minutes ago




    Time for BP to invest in Iran again. It was afterall once Anglo-Persian.













  • Irish_Expat

    6 minutes ago




    Not that I care...but...

    When it comes to the Falklands the Americans should consider 'sharpening their pen'!!!!

    After 10+ years of being on the recieving end of Allied support its time to pick a side.













  • hdgdggd

    7 minutes ago




    There appears to be one rule for Americans and America and another rule for everyone else. Until the idea of a one way extradition policy is placed firmly in the dustbin the UK ought to have the right to decide which British citizens are extradited





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