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Assange and human rights

Julian Assange on balcony
Tomorrow, Julian Assange is invited to speak on human rights and diplomatic asylum, via weblink from his room in Knightsbridge, at a UN event for permanent representatives to the UN General Assembly.

From Live on RT, which is to broadcast the event:

Julian Assange will address permanent representatives to the UN General Assembly at a high-level talk on the legal and ethical legitimacy of diplomatic asylum. RT has exclusive rights to broadcast the event live from the UN headquarters in New York. [Note: this will be at 8:30pm in New York, so half an hour into Thursday morning in London.]

Among those joining Assange for the panel discussion at the 67th General Assembly Debate on Wednesday will be Ricardo Patino, Foreign Affairs Minister of Ecuador, and Baher Azmy, the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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David Cameron: Boy Politics

Apparently the Foreign Office have leaked another memo. According to the Scotsman, this one “is understood” to outline the “possibility” that if Scotland votes for independence, the government of rUK could expel Scotland from the EU.

Oh, and William Hague is snorting that British embassies won’t promote Scotch whisky any more if Scotland votes yes to independence. Now that is the action of a William who’s been glared sternly at by David and told to come up with something, fast.

David Cameron and William Hague and the rest of the Westminster crowd are past praying for.

But Ruth Davidson may be a Tory, but she ought to know better than this:

“If Alex Salmond is so sure of his position, then why does he not produce the hard evidence that backs up his assertion that a separate Scotland would gain automatic succession to the EU.”

This is boy politics, Ruth. It’s not serious business.
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