Britain last night dramatically refused to take in any foreign terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay.Uncharacteristically strong stuff there from Millipede. Is another round of leadership challenge rumours on the horizon?
Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the UK already has enough on its hands dealing with British nationals and residents from the prison.
He said Britain had already ‘done its bit’ and was not prepared to open its doors to any remaining foreign inmates.
EU foreign ministers met in Brussels yesterday to thrash out plans to resettle up to 60 detainees who, if freed, could not be sent home because they would face abuse, imprisonment or death, which would breach U.S. human rights laws.Oh, dear. Poor Obama, making promises he had no ability to keep.
But the talks broke up without agreement after the leaders demanded evidence from the U.S. that the inmates pose no terror risk.
Guess he’s a politician after all, not the Messiah…