The Liberal Democrats say Britain must "play its part" in helping close Guantanamo Bay but must be given reassurances by the US.I'd like to know what "reassurances" the US can give any country which takes what are supposedly very dangerous men. The truth is that whatever reassurances they give are not worth the paper they are written on.
To be honest I do not see this as a British problem. Lord Goldsmith, the former Attorney General believes Britain should take some of the detainees as part of an international settlement. I can see why we should indeed take any who hold a British passport, but as for the rest, why should we? This is a problem Made in America and it is for the Americans to sort out. We have quite enough people in this country who are capable of terrorist exploits. We do not need any more.