Re: Put up or shut up
I'm not sure they would look ridiculous.
When they finally get to ask Assange the questions, if he answers them (which so far with his delaying tactics he has refused to do) then the next step is as follows. The Swedish authorities go back and review the evidence and decide on balance if there is enough for prosecution. If there is not, then they drop the charges.
Assange is then released from the charge & free to go.
Exactly what would have happened very quickly if he had gone to Sweden and answered the questions. (Unless of course there evidence is enough to prosecute, which is clearly what Assange fears).
After being release from the Swedish charge there is still a small matter of him jumping UK bail to be dealt with and I'm sure includes running up several million pounds of UK policing expenses.
He is clearly a flight risk so it's unlikely he'll be easily released from this obligation. Now imagine what sort of response the British will give to a US extradition request once he is in their custody?
Nope, I don't the six fingered sex pest leaving the embassy anytime soon. His only chance is if Trump wins the US election as he has really spent too much time annoying UK, US, & Sweden governments and sadly his organisation has lost the editorial overview that it used to have in favour of sloppy political point scoring attempts. I want the old Wikileaks back!