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Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, on Theresa May as ‘Liberal Hero’

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

One of my first 26 Liberal Heroes here on the CentreForum blog was Theresa May for her decision not to authorise the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA. Here’s an excerpt from my post: Mrs May’s was the correct decision, a liberal decision and one which will hopefully result in a much better form [...]

Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, on Theresa May as ‘Liberal Hero’

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

One of my first 26 Liberal Heroes here on the CentreForum blog was Theresa May for her decision not to authorise the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA. Here’s an excerpt from my post: Mrs May’s was the correct decision, a liberal decision and one which will hopefully result in a much better form [...]

Liberal Hero of the Week #18: Theresa May & Michael Moore

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2012

Welcome to the 18th in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases public figures who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism, highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from beyond [...]

Clegg orders fresh review of extradition laws headed by Ming

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2011

It’s two-and-a-half years since Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader publicly stood up on behalf of Gary McKinnon, a computer hacker wanted to by the US authorities under controversial extradition laws: The Americans are hell-bent on extradition and making an example of him. He was told if he sat back, pleaded guilty and said nothing [...]

Huhne slams “shameful” Johnson over McKinnon extradition: “stop being an American poodle and start being a British bulldog”

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

Lib Dem shadow home secretary Chris Huhne has slammed the decision of Labour’s Alan Johnson to refuse to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon – the self-confessed computer hacker with Asperger’s – to the US on medical grounds.
It is appalling that this Government places a higher value on a deeply unfair extradition agreement than [...]

Better late than never

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2009

Some positive news today in the fight for justice for Gary McKinnon, the Asperger’s sufferer and alleged computer hacker who is facing extradition to the USA, a fate which it is believed could jeopardise his health:
The Home Secretary confirmed today that he had “stopped the clock” on proceedings to extradite the British alleged hacker Gary [...]

Daily View 2×2: 31 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2009

Welcome to this, the final summer edition of LDV’s Daily View – the feature will return again at the beginning of September, as will the various members of the LDV editorial collective. 2 Big Stories Treasury select committee slams Government’s (…)

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Simon Hughes challenges Home Secretary over McKinnon extradition

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Yesterday’s LDV highlighted an article by Lib Dem peer Lord (Alex) Carlile, urging that alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon not be extradited to the USA to face charges – it is feared Mr McKinnon’s health could significantly deteriorate as a (…)

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