I am deeply saddened and disappointed with this decision. Gary McKinnon is a vulnerable young man and I see no compassion in sending him thousands of miles away from his home and loved ones to face trial. If he has questions to answer, there is a clear argument to be made that he should answer them in a British court. This case raises serious questions about the workings of the Extradition Act, which should be reviewed.
That won't win him many friends in Washington, but it's the right thing to do. This extradition act is a one way deal and is not reciprocal. It should never have been signed by the British Government, and I hope David Cameron will renegotiate it.