James Slack and Michael Seamark report:
Stopping the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the U.S. may not be within the Government’s power, Nick Clegg suggested yesterday.
The comment – his first intervention in the case since becoming Deputy Prime Minister – surprised supporters of the 44-year-old computer hacker because it was completely at odds with Mr Clegg’s previously stated position.
In opposition Mr Clegg, backed by independent legal advice, had argued fiercely that ministers could use human rights grounds to halt Gary’s extradition to the States, where he faces up to 60 years behind bars.
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