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Ecuador tried to make Julian Assange a diplomat

Lee D Silver badge

Re: It's a weird world...

Don't actually see that the UK is anything but a middle man.

"Please arrest him, here's all the paperwork"

"That paperwork isn't right."

"Oh, sorry, here."

"Nope, still not right."

"Oh, for feck's sake... HERE"

"Okay, we'll do that now that you've done it properly. Mr Assange... Hold on, he's skipped bail."

"Oh, well, forget it."

"Er... no... we're having him for skipping bail because we can't just have everyone do that. What comes after may be a matter of protocol, but we can't have people just think they can skip UK bail by running to an embassy and that's that."

I honestly think it will at this point be a million times more likely and a thousand times more embarrassing for him to come out, be arrested, sent to jail for skipping bail, six months without press, gets out of that and... literally nothing happens. Nobody cares enough to bother to chase him any more. A couple of press conferences and then fades into obscurity.

Pretty much the only reason we're still talking about him is that he's an outlaw. As it is, he's spent years in a self-imposed prison, will spend more in a proper prison, and then... well... pretty much whatever was going to happen will happen anyway - prosecution, extradition or nothing at all.

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