Miliband to face questioning
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights have asked the Attorney General Baroness Scotland, the “second Home” Secretary “Jackboots” Smith, and the South Shields MP and Foreign Secretary David Miliband to come along and offer a few explanations.This comes amid growing concern that the British Government of Gordon Brown may have been complicit in the torture (and it’s covering up) of Guantanamo Bay detainee and British resident Binyam Mohamed, as well as possible criminal actions by British agents in Pakistan.
Committee chairman Andrew Dismore told Miliband and Smith that the allegations, if true, “cast considerable doubt on the UK’s compliance with the UN convention against torture and the intelligence and security services’ compliance with the Human Rights Act”. He also said that if there were any truth in the allegations they would “call into question repeated assurances from the government that it is fundamentally opposed to the use of torture”.
Can we now reasonably assume that Miliband no longer wishes to lead a post Brown Labour Party?
Justin Keating at Chicken Yoghurt asks (presumably on behalf of all former Labour supporters):
“What it’s all worth. It this what it’s come to for us?”
Is it about sending a message do you think? Is it supposed to be like those al Qaeda videos when they behead someone and put the footage on the internet? A ‘Hack at our necks and we’ll hack at your cocks’ kind of thing? We’re talking about a situation where conventional morality – the morality by which the rest of us live our lives – takes a look at the job advert and decides against it. In other words: it doesn’t apply.
It makes you wonder why they’re trying to cover up this genital mutilation business. It’s clear now that we’re party to it. Thin lip service to condemnations of torture from the likes of the morally inverted David Miliband now mean precisely nowt.