Love and Garbage - some commonplace musings

I think one important thing is forgotten in all of the fuss about whether or not Assange should be questioned in Sweden by the prosecuting authorities in Sweden or at the place and time of his choosing: the key case of Smith v DPP and Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police [2011] UKSC 666. Lest we forget in that case the accused, suspected of a series of serious crimes, had jumped bail after an earlier arrest and was hiding in a small maisonette flat in West London. He told the authorities – via email – that he did not want to attend the police station for questioning because he was worried that he might get put in jail and he wouldn’t like it. Instead he offered to answer questions in the flat by telephone or skype or in person in the flat provided he could be accompanied by his colleagues, Gripper and Slasher, and they could deal…

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