Switzerland has never been in the EU, and it is not even in the EEA, yet it still has to do as the EU tells it. And Sweden has never been in NATO or anything like that, yet the CIA can still effectively order it to issue an extradition warrant as a backstop if the direct extradition of Julian Assange from Britain to his death should fail.
But the Government and the Official Opposition both want Brexit on terms that would make Britain even more subject to the EU than Switzerland is, while the Government is determined to extradite Assange and the Official Opposition is doing nothing to save him.
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