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Ecuadorian Embassy: should the government forcibly enter?


thewilliam 6 4.9k
16 Aug 2012 11:03AM
Should our government respect the sanctity of the Ecuadorian Embassy?

Yes, there is a UK law that allows them to disregard diplomatic status, but should this be invoked to arrest and extradite Julian Assange?

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lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 11:05AM

Quote:Should our government respect the sanctity of the Ecuadorian Embassy?

Yes, or we have no right to expect the same for any of our embassies anywhere in the world.
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 11:09AM
who cares
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 11:15AM

Quote:Yes, or we have no right to expect the same for any of our embassies anywhere in the world.


+1

There are several unsavoury regimes who would simply see 'UK no longer respects diplomatic status' and not look at the details of the case. And from then our embassies would be at risk if they disliked the views or actions of anyone in the building.
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 11:33AM
it is on behest or for the yanks is it
gwynn56 3 78 England
16 Aug 2012 11:47AM
seems that in the background someone pulling the strings , they go to this length to extradite this 1 person , but look at all the ones they having trouble to deport
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 11:53AM

Quote:who cares



Quote:It is on behest or for the yanks is it


And you don't care about that?
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 12:19PM
haaa
JohnParminter 7 1.3k 14 England
16 Aug 2012 12:21PM

Quote:Should our government respect the sanctity of the Ecuadorian Embassy?


Honestly its of no importance.

There's a test match going on......

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robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 12:23PM
honsety in polatics haaa
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
16 Aug 2012 12:44PM
Might that be 'Honesty in politics?'
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 12:51PM
haaa need spell checker on here
thewilliam 6 4.9k
16 Aug 2012 1:10PM
I was interrupted by a customer's arrival!

My feeling is that diplomatic status should always be respected unless there's a compelling reason to do otherwise. If UK police do enter the embassy, none of our own diplomats will be safe anywhere.

I suspect that Uncle Sam has told Hague to extradite Assange because Uncle Sam wants to get even for the Wikileaks problem.

Laws tend to be used for purposes that Parliament never expected. Like the terrorism legislation used to arrest people like Mr Wolfgang who heckle at a Labour Party Conference.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 2:02PM
If we do 'storm' an embassy, then I think we would never have the moral high ground to insist our embassy's are set-a-part places and safe for overseas ambassadors etc.

Should we then also storm the US embassy for failure to pay millions of pounds in congestion charges - its not just the US either.
Have we been pressurised by the US into taking all the pain for their discomfort, it seems with this and with banking recently we end up looking stupid and asking the US how high should we jump?
The US is great but not when it comes across as bullying the UK or others.

Maybe with video conferencing we don't need embassies for anything other than visa'a anyway.
muzzeyman 10 293 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 2:46PM
Assange is costing us (the tax payer) nothing and the UK Govt are hell bent on having him deported. Abu Qatada on the other hand is taking the f***king pi55 out of us and yet the tw@t is still here, and the Govt are cowtowing to Brussels and that 'human rights law'

Makes me sick.

Assange published secrets on the web - so what! who cares. We spied on the East during the Cold War for years and vice versa. Men like Kim Philby defected across the Iron Curtain - his 'knowledge' in the hands of the Soviets didn't cause an Invasion of the west nor topple the British Govt (although it did contribute some way in Athony Eden's demise)

Abu Qatada on the other hand is a deranged sick individual who would be happy tohave all of us, who are contributing towards his board and lodgings in this country, bombed and murdered. A man who has made no secret of his desire to see us infidels massacred! Yet continues to hold out his hand to recieve as many benefits as possible- that's the bit that really f**cks me off the most!

Don't see any black ops from the U.S storming his residence do we?

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