It's a weird world...
where the government of a liberal democracy (US or UK) holds a grunge against an individual citizen of another liberal democracy because he published unpleasant material many years ago. With all the lip service to a free press, I guess said democracies find it preferable to have a tightly regulated press that stick to the script.
You may not like what he published, but the idea of free speech is that people can say what they want even if you don't like it or if it makes you look bad. I was not aware, that Assange ever signed a nondisclosure agreement with the US military that would make him criminally liable for anything. But I forget, it's all about the Swedish thing (that the Swedes are no longer interested in)... right.
By now, most Brits should understand how they were played when their country went to fight the good fight in Iraq. Why then don't they r̶e̶w̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶ cease to punish the whistle-blowers who brought up the documents necessary to see through the smoke and mirrors?