Britain may offer to take in foreign Guantanamo Bay terror suspects, it emerged yesterday.Well, that’s nice, isn’t it? I mean, it’s not as if we don’t have enough problems...
Downing Street sources say the move would help Barack Obama fulfill his election promise to close down the detention camp.
U.S. officials have cleared 50 of the remaining 250 prisoners for release but cannot send them back to their home countries for fear they will face persecution. Only two detainees are British residents.So, we shouldn’t take them either.
Frankly, I don’t care where they go – their problems are not ours, and we owe them nothing.
We owe these people a great deal – let’s let them and their families in instead, and tell Obamalamadingdong to go hang!
Critics said the UK had no obligation to foreign prisoners who would cost millions of pounds in asylum and legal costs.Especially in the teeth of a recession.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: 'We have made it clear that we think Guantanamo Bay should be closed.Well, she would, wouldn’t she...?
'We recognise the legal, technical and other difficulties and that the U.S. will require assistance from allies and partners to make this happen.'
She denied that the Foreign Office was 'pushing for a deal' to allow foreign detainees into the UK.
The Tories wants Foreign Secretary David Miliband to clarify the situation. William Hague, his Tory shadow, said: 'The Foreign Secretary must explain urgently whether this is true, how many Guantanamo inmates would be admitted to Britain, by what criteria they would be selected and what assurances would be given about their behaviour in the future.'Why is Call-Me-Dave not speaking out on this? Hasn’t his group of spin doctors figured out which way the wind is blowing yet?
The LimpDumbs, as usual, are lukewarm:
Edward Davey, LibDem foreign affairs spokesman, said: 'It's right that Britain plays its part in helping president-elect Obama close Guantanamo Bay if we are to be true to our promises to support justice.Way to be all things to all people, there, Davey-boy....
'However, there are many questions that will need to be answered and reassurances given, just as America demanded of us before they were prepared to release UK citizens and residents.'
Tory MP Philip Davies dismissed the idea that Britain could take in the Guantanamo Bay terror suspects.I have to say that I can’t see this policy as anything more than NuLab’s ‘Oh, yeah? Then take THIS..!’ to the public they must know by now will be voting them out whenever Broon manages to stop dithering and call an election.
'It strikes me as absolutely barmy that at a time when the country is heading toward bankruptcy, the last thing we should be doing is taking in people at huge cost to the taxpayer,' he said.
'It is even more idiotic when you consider that those imported individuals may well be a danger to the safety of the British public.'