Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Colin Pitchfork is to be released. Yet Julian Assange, who has been convicted of nothing, not only languishes in Belmarsh, but faces extradition to serve longer in prison than Pitchfork has done. This is what Britain does to dissidents. And Assange's ongoing torture is very largely the fault of Keir Starmer.
But Assange is a Commonwealth citizen resident in the United Kingdom, and he is not serving a prison sentence either there or in the Republic of Ireland. He should declare his candidacy at Holborn and St Pancras, and his campaign there should begin immediately.