The media’s reporting that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal against bail refusal will take place on Tuesday in London. It does seem to me, as a layperson, that the man is unlikely to abscond and on that basis may well be allowed out of jail while Sweden’s extradition request is considered by.. read more →

Today’s lead news in the UK is the arrest of Wikileaks (which is actually not a ‘wiki’ at all, ironically) founder Julian Assange.  He’s been arrested following allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and it’s important to separate that from other allegations that he may have broken other laws by publishing leaked US Government information. Or.. read more →

05 Dec 2010
December 5, 2010



There are three general lines of thought expressed around the Wikileaks saga. The first is condemnatory. Governments, led by the US, say Julian Assange and his colleagues are risking the lives of others and  damaging the effectiveness of international diplomacy in respect of some of the trickiest parts of the world. The second is laudatory;.. read more →