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Feb 11, 2011 6:38 pm


The Victorians Wouldn't Have Stood for It



Bernard Porter explains why in the 19th century it was virtually impossible to extradite anyone from Britain and why Julian Assange could not have been extradited to Sweden.

"What I do know, however, is that his extradition from Britain, in these circumstances, could not have happened 100, 200 or even 10 years ago, when Britain considered itself to be more liberal, and was certainly more sovereign."



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