MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Charles Stimson has gone.
You may well not have heard of him – but he is the US official who, appallingly, decided that not only did he think there was nothing at all wrong with what the US is doing at Guantanamo Bay, but also thinks that no-one there deserves any legal representation – and that any lawyer who represents someone should then be boycotted and driven out of the legal business. To me, it’s one of the basic tenets of any civilised legal system that you believe everyone has certain rights – such as to have their case heard and to have someone help them make their case.
I’ve not met Mr Stimson personally, and who knows – in other ways he may be a lovely man, a caring father and a record breaking charity fundraiser – but it’s certainly good riddance to someone who has so little regard for the rights of other people.