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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Oh My America!

This story from the BBC brings two thoughts to mind:- firstly, that it will take many years to erase the stain of Guantanamo, rendition and torture from America's reputation, and secondly that if there is a difference of opinion between the two judges in the case and the Government, then I am strongly disposed to believe the judges. I have met Lord Justice Thomas, and I have heard him speak on a number of occasions. He has a formidable intellect and cast-iron integrity.
This is the Foreign Secretary's response.