Let's Draw a Nice, Blairy Line
British justice has crawled forth again in its glorious impartiality and, as usual, has demonstrated its uncompromising strength and infallible integrity by rolling onto its back and urinating all over itself. The Crown Prosecution Service announced a couple of months ago that it could not see its way to prosecuting anyone over the kidnap of Libyan dissidents by the CIA and MI6 for the purpose of democratic re-education by Gaddafi's goons. Asked by the victims to reconsider, the Crown Prosecution Service has decided that it was right all along, and that the signature of a former head of counter-terrorism on faxes about one of the abductions was purely a matter of private correspondence in which mere points of legalism should not be permitted to interfere. In the course of a four-year investigation resulting in twenty-eight thousand pages of evidence, Scotland Yard also discovered that MI6 had sought authority from ministers; which doubtless has nothing at all to do with the CPS' insouciance in shrugging off the whole distasteful episode.