Former ambassador to go head-to-head with Straw

Posted by Tim Ireland at February 21, 2005

Category: The War on Stupid

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Independent – A UK diplomat says Britain is part of a worldwide torture plot. Is he telling the truth?: Craig Murray is a very undiplomatic diplomat. Former ambassadors are supposed to be tending their flowers in Home Counties gardens, but this one is not. He is, instead, making extraordinary allegations, the most damaging of which is that Britain is using information obtained from torture to imprison people indefinitely. So convinced is he of the truth of this and other claims that he plans to stand against his former employer, the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, at the general election. “We have abandoned the notion of a foreign policy based on the rule of international law, in favour of one which says might is right, that there is one superpower and we’ll be its best friend,” he says. “I want to put these issues in front of the voters.”

More here.

Methinks I sniff a special project/exception…


  1. irritant says

    Feb 8th’s File on 4 did an item on this. Here’s the transcript (.Pdf 74K)

  2. irritant says

    BTW: I FaxedMyMP (Frank Dobson) on this and asked him to look into it.

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