Justice and Fair Play
In turbulent times such as these, it's reassuring to find that some of us still have our pride. Her Majesty's Government, which has already paid out two million to one family who were renditionised to Libya with the enthusiastic connivance of British Intelligence, has not abandoned the old bulldog spirit in trying to deprive others of their day in court. The vindictive foreigners are a married couple who were kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured in a joint operation conducted by MI6 and its very special chums, the CIA and Colonel Gaddafi's goons. They are seeking £3 in compensation plus, outrageously enough, an apology, which would of course imperil Britain's security, put our brave boys at unnecessary risk, and all the usual. Accordingly, the Government has spared no expense to protect the taxpayer from any suspicion of parsimony towards the spooks: ten months ago the bill was six hundred thousand, and the eventual cost could be over ten million; which certainly shows just how much value Her Majesty's Government places on preserving British values as embodied by Colonel Gaddafi.