I do not understand why extraordinary rendition is not causing more outrage in the UK. Read this to find out what it is like to be tortured, and British complicity.
Credit, though, to BlairWatch, who highlights a recent article in the Guardian.
And to my father, Brian Barder, who resigned from the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in protest at the Government’s attempts to use the immigration system to imprison people without a fair trial (which the High Court subsequently found to be illegal) and whose blog is an essential resource for anyone interested in civil liberties.
And to Tony Hatfield, who continues to plug away on this.
And to Stephen Grey, a remarkable journalist who has probably done more than any other British journalist to hold the Government to account (see his website, online news article here, radio transcript here, newspaper article here).
And we should acknowledge Kenneth Clarke for raising the issue in his recent speech on foreign affairs.
Apologies to anyone I’ve missed (let me know in the comments section if there are other great blogs about this.)
The British Government should not condone, tolerate, participate in or benefit from torture. Full stop.