Controversy…..UK–US extradition treaty of 2003…..whoever would make an agreement as one sided of this? Let me tell you who….the same morons in our parliament who seem to want to agree to a similarly one sided relationship with Europe!!
In 2003 the British Labour Government agreed an extradition treaty between the UK and the US which is remarkably one sided because it allows the US to extradite UK citizens and others for offences committed against US law, even though the alleged offence may have been committed in the UK by a person living and working in the UK. There is no such reciprocal right for the UK to extradite a US citizen under the same circumstances.
There are also issues about the level of proof required being less to extradite from the UK to the US rather than vice versa. For instance for the USA to extradite citizens from the UK, they only need to have “reasonable suspicion” that the individual has committed an office while the requirement for the UK is to show a “probable cause“, a higher level of proof, in order to extradite suspects from the US to the UK.
Why the hell would anyone have agreed to this – did someone have something on someone? Or did $$ change hands?
Lets Tour England !