…We already knew that those camps that Tony Blair had “never heard of” existed, as George Bush was forced into admitting they did. Don’t worry though, everyone in them was treated humanely, and they certainly weren’t tortured.
…For a government that always dismisses civil liberties concerns with the old adage that “if you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear”, it’s odd that government ministers and advisers have been so thoroughly uncooperative with the EU investigation into rendition. If they didn’t know anything, why would they do everything they possible could to obstruct and filibuster the Europe-wide inquiry?
The reason, as you’ve already guessed, is that the government is actually up to its neck in the scandal, as the draft EU report makes clear….
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