June 19th, 2012

Assange in London Ecuadorian Embassy Seeking Asylum

He is on £240,000 bail put up by a coalition of right on types including; Michael Moore, Jemima Khan, Ken Loach, John Pilger, Tariq Ali, Sir Phillip Knightley; magazine publisher Felix Dennis, Nobel prize winner Sir John Sulston, former Labour minister and chairman of Faber & Faber publishing house Lord Matthew Evans and Professor Patricia David.

Oh well, it is only money…

UPDATE: This in from the Embassy of Ecuador:

Statement on Julian Assange

June 19, 2012
This afternoon Mr Julian Assange arrived at the Ecuadorian Embassy seeking political asylum from the Ecuadorian government.

As a signatory to the United Nations Universal Declaration for Human Rights, with an obligation to review all applications for asylum, we have immediately passed his application on to the relevant department in Quito.

While the department assesses Mr Assange’s application, Mr Assange will remain at the embassy, under the protection of the Ecuadorian Government.

The decision to consider Mr Assange’s application for protective asylum should in no way be interpreted as the Government of Ecuador interfering in the judicial processes of either the United Kingdom or Sweden.

Last month Assange sympathetically interviewed the socialist Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa for his TV show The World Tomorrow, broadcast on Russia Today. Ironically Ecuador has a poor record on human rights and freedom of the press… 


281 Comments

  1. 1
    He a wrong un says:

    aint he wanted for rape?

  2. 2
    Lembit's cheeky felcher says:

    There’s something a bit creepy about that lad – cheeky cheeky!

  3. 3
    Eddie Izzard says:

    L’Assange est dans L’ambasse

  4. 4
    scrotie says:

    What a wanker.

  5. 5
    Rusty says:

    The whole thingies a set up so he can be strung up by the Americans.

  6. 6
    Leveson Brian says:

    Wikileals is NOT phone hacking. It doesn’t concern Tories or Murdoch so just ignore it.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    LOL. Wonderful !! And the scummy Guardianistas will lose a load of lolly !!

  8. 8
    Colin the Meek says:

    AND it’ll cost the likes of Pilger, Loach, Ali and Fatty Moore some money. Win/win.

  9. 9
    Lembit's cheeky felcher says:

    You are Jemima Khan and I claim my £5 and cheeky blowjob

  10. 10

    The Guardian leads with Assange flees from Tory cuts.

  11. 11
    Colin the Meek says:

    Unhygienic nonces tend to be a bit creepy.

  12. 12
    Glyn H says:

    Smug pillock takes smug pillocks for a ride! Ha Ha!!

  13. 13
    JH says:

    Leaving aside the right/wrong of Wikileaks, the man is an egomaniac, a Svengali.

    Heather Brooke (the FOI campaigner, not the porn actress IIRC) wrote a damning description of his creepy behaviour towards her, and I’d trust her word above any politician or Assange’s.

  14. 14
    1966 all overagain says:

    Is the Goal line official from Azerbajain ?

  15. 15
    Timothy Lloyd-Davies says:

    Dirty rapist! Should have his knackers chopped off!

  16. 16
    Duane Chapman says:

    I’m available.

    http://dogthebountyhunter.com/

  17. 17
    MB. says:

    How good are the relations between Ecuador and the USA? Any chance of them handing him over to them or a plane flying to Ecuador being intercepted?

    Technically he has escaped to another country now so any bail payment should be kept by the court and any appeals should be ended. You cannot appeal against a case and escape to another country. If Ecuador rejects his application then he should be handed over to the Swedes immediately.

  18. 18
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Harsh but fair.

  19. 19
    Mark 'the packer' Oaten says:

    You’d think they’d tell him to fuck off otherwise any hoon could just turn up claiming they can’t be arsed to pay their rent.

  20. 20
    Bob Geldof (wanker) says:

    Just give him yor fooking moneeeee!

  21. 21
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Not by anyone I know. They have their own rapists, thanks.

  22. 22
    zippy says:

    Blimey charlie I hadn’t realised what a bunch of angry chaps you are. Freedom of speech in other posts yet here you take a different view. Carry on sheep, follow your leader!

  23. 23
    Whodit says:

    Nope. Sorry mate. Didn’t understand a word of that.

  24. 24
    Aunty Matter says:

    The 240k should be used to buy some beer and porn for our soldiers, that would really piss the lefty mongs off.

  25. 25
    Aunty Matter says:

    The BBC agrees.

  26. 26
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    How much money has been spent protecting this wankers “rights” in this country?
    I read an article where he snatched a blokes girlfriend right from under the unfortunate blokes nose. Assange walked away from her and when challenged by the boyfriend, immediately adopted a boxing position.
    This cad deserves a good hiding-or better send him to the US for possible death sentence.

  27. 27
    Mrs Crewe says:

    I love the way freedom of speech is trotted out to defend abuse of freedom of speech. However, in this case I fail to see what freedom of speech has to do with him answering a charge of rape. The allegation of rape occurred before the wiki leaks it got swept up in the whole debacle. Those shouting about freedom of speech seem to have forgotten that there is a possible victim of a vicious violent degrading attack. But I know that that couldn’t compare with the rights to leak sensitive information which endangers our soldiers and security forces.

  28. 28
    Colin the Meek says:

    Option 2 please.

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband says:

  30. 30
    genghiz the kahn says:

    If only he had gone to the Embassy of Argentina…

  31. 31
    Anna says:

    The man is a creep

    Now I am free to go to my club again

    Win

  32. 32
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    Looks like we are 240 grand up on the deal then.

  33. 33
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ferorro Roche time with the Ambassador

  34. 34
    Andrew McDonald says:

    The charges against him stink

    The yanks can be so unsubtle sometimes, they can’t kill him so they discredit him in a way that will stick whether they are found guilty or not.

    Had some spook been a Blakes 7 fan perchance ?

  35. 35
    Jimmy Carr says:

    My offer of bail was turned down!

  36. 36
    The Paragnostic says:

    Blowjob?

    For £5, you’d be lucky to get a posh wank off a Goldsmith, and then it’d be Zak…

  37. 37
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Gangway ! Let me on that bandwagon before anyone else !

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Spot on!!

  39. 39
    TimothyTonks says:

    I tend to agree with Zippy. The man has displayed the dirty underwear of those who promised us they were clean – skidmarks and all. Good on him.

  40. 40
    Hawrh109 says:

    Spot on!

  41. 41
    Tom Fatson says:

    Fucking right. Forget the bloody football. Let’s get back to Brian’s Inquisition.

  42. 42
    Steve Miliband says:

    £2,400?

  43. 43
    Whodit says:

    Hope he hasn’t skipped a striking doctors meet to watch the footie.

  44. 44
    Fony Blair says:

    He probably thinks they’ve won the tournament! Piss of Ed….we don;t need another curse from the left

  45. 45
    Chris Hunhe says:

    Tomorrow I shall join Rebekka & Charlie Brooks in the Ecuardorian Embassy in London.

    It’s very close to Harrods as well

  46. 46
    Daily Bore says:

    Assange claims it woz all Fatcher’s fault.

  47. 47
    Nothing better to do says:

    Do you believe all the propaganda put out by the Yankie government when they want someone bad enough?
    If you start taking peoples rights away because of something you’ve read it won’t be long until nobody has any rights to take away. Already in the USSA there is no right to trial if you’ve annoyed some bureaucrat. In fact you’re lucky not to have a Hellfire missile through your window killing your family as well. Check out the facts before you flap your mouth and lose us all some more liberty.

  48. 48

    The Red-knobbed Coot is sometimes found in Ecuador.

  49. 49
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Some of you posters here let yourselves down – with your preconcieved bias and agendas. The Alleged Charges are of Rape – he is guilty or not guilty of that; that’s it.

    But why should the US be ‘allowed to grab him’. He has only done what Gary Mckinnon did – Embarrass the cfuk out of the numbskulls & boneheads – in the US.

    Some of you people need to get your heads together … on “the bigger picture” – of states concealing secrets; states aka Commie Russia locking down “Lawful dissent” – such dissent being against States who practice ‘double standards’ – but who rally – numbskull members of its own public to back a bent and corrupted state. Numbskulls who rally to proclaim that their states’ ministers are honest and true!!! ….

  50. 50
    Abu Qatada says:

    Where is this embassy I am reading about ?

  51. 51
    Red Ken Lyingscum says:

    I assume the £ 240k bail money was being held in some lefty’s offshore account and is therefore outside this Country’s jurisdiction ?

  52. 52
    JH says:

    In my experience that type turn into wailing crybabies the second the fisticuffs starts. They’re too used to their tactics working.

    I gave a Scottish estate agent a right fucking hiding in a pub toilet once. Fascinating to watch the gobbiness and faux-intimidating stances just melting away under my trusty boot.

  53. 53
    Fashion critic says:

    Bianca’s clothes are awful. That silver jacket is well out of date, innit.

  54. 54
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    No. That was his tax bill last year.

  55. 55
    Colin the Meek says:

    So Mr Asshat ISN’T a nonce?

    *confused face*

  56. 56
    Adrian Chiles says:

    Fulll Time

    Ecuador 1 Sweden 0

  57. 57
    Tapestry says:

    Well stitched up.

  58. 58
    PFC Bradley Manning, US Army, the "Welsh" Poof Leaker says:

    For all you’re doing on my behalf, Julie old buddy old pal, fuck you very much. I’ll do the same for you someday.

  59. 59
    Calamity Clegg says:

    I love the way you kinda took the credit for England’s victory there. Are you a closet FibDem ?

  60. 60
    Guardian Matress cleaning made me rih says:

    Stop posting to yourself. It’s just desperate.

  61. 61
    Pooh Sticks says:

    Yup.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    By right ducking hiding I assume you mean bumming. And by boot you mean tiny knob…. Thought so…

  63. 63
    I don't need no doctor says:

    So Ed Miliband thinks the linesman showed good judgement. Doesn’t that just show what Miliband stands for. Miliband is a tosser.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Ecuador’s in with the Venezuela/Cuba/Bolivia anti-American mob, something he probably researched on tinterweb beforehand. I wonder why he didn’t seek asylum at 73 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing instead (PRK Embassy, btw).

  65. 65
    Lefty Spasticated Cockwiper says:

    It IS all Thatchers fault.

    For the period of 1979 to 1990 Thatcher existed.

    For those of us spasticated leftward persuasion thats all we need to shout down any question, any argument, any issue.

    Its bascially the law.

  66. 66
    Angela Merkin says:

    Ok. Ok. Take the money. Take it you feckless dago,wop,bubble,mick frogs.

    But we warn you now. The Messerschmidt factory is on double time.

  67. 67
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Thank you, Mr. Paxman.

  68. 68
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Let Jack Straw sort his flights out.

  69. 69
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    You are Eric “The Groomer” Joyce and I claim my five quid.

  70. 70
    Lou Scannon says:

    At any given moment there is a positive probability that Assange is in Ecuador (as I’m sure you well know). Sit down and wait.

    http://www.columbia.edu/~sss31/rainbow/catch.lion.html

  71. 71
    Aunty Matter says:

    So is he going to live in the Embassy for the rest of his life then?

  72. 72
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Jack Straw Tours. Full board accomadation.

  73. 73
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Leaving aside what a tosspot he is for a moment, the decision reached in the Supreme Court on how to interpret British legislation (which now, of course, becomes case law), is utterly appalling.

  74. 74
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    ‘Credit to all the players and Roy Hodgson.’

    Haven’t you been paying attention ? There’s no money left.

  75. 75
    Colin the Meek says:

    A rough translation: You are a gang of fascist running dogs. Mr Asshat is a tireless campaigner for the leftist version of free speech and should therefore be given total freedom to rape whoever he wants. I read the Guardian.

  76. 76
    arthur biscuit says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha The Guardians rapist hero runs away. The man who feels its his right to release secret documents doesnt feel its his responsibility to face up to his actions. What a wanker.

  77. 77
    Ian says:

  78. 78
  79. 79
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    I think the word you’re looking for is Yankee Mr “Nothing better”
    What rights is it you’re on about? don’t give us any of your vague bullshit about rights being taken away.That the trouble

    Do us a favour and find something a tad better to do rather than boring us to death with your plastic paranoia

    Talking about something better to do Y don’t U take that Hellfire missile up your doubtless rather large ass?

  80. 80

    Well, he seems to have been in everything else so why not?

  81. 81

    Agree. His knobheadedness (in a manner of speaking) should not affect anything.

  82. 82
    Boudicca says:

    Let’s hope so.
    He makes my flesh creep.

  83. 83
    The magik spells of the Left says:

    A Bit like ” Keys ” I win

  84. 84
    JH's Dad says:

    Ooooh do fuck off and have a wank over at bigbuffedtwicks.com or some such you kilt wearing poofter!

  85. 85
    Colin the Meek says:

    Well, quite. It’s a total disgrace that he wasn’t deported two years ago.

  86. 86
    WACIST? says:

    Hang on a fucking minute, lets just get this logic right.
    So if a Burmese immigrant turn up on our shores that couldn’t speak any English at all they would be undignified, weak minded & uncultured?

  87. 87
    Diane Fatbutt says:

    Wacist!

  88. 88
    confused says:

    I’m assuming the rape stuff is a fit up by the masonic/p4/alien wankers to stiffle any knowledge that might scupper their master plan

  89. 89
  90. 90

    Would you want to follow Imran in after the slime?

  91. 91
    Lefty Spasticated Cockwiper says:

    Not to worry we can start up the Spitfire factory again at any time….

    Ah bugger its be sold to some indians…

    Oh well….

  92. 92
    Clark in Kent says:

    Kin L. Aung San Suu Kyi at 67 looks better than most British bints at 27. What’s more she has not been touched up and all her bits are OEM parts.

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps it’s due to the fact that she has an Oxford PPE BA and a SOAS PhD so plus her facility with languages. Or perhaps it’s because she went to a Methodist English School in Burma and not a crap comprehensive sink that Labour forced the majority of English people to attend. Not everyone can go to “comprehensives for the Labour nomenklatura” aka public schools.

  94. 94
    You Crane says:

    Why is a Russian immigrant supporting England?

  95. 95
    do me a favour says:

    How can he claim political and diplomatic asylum when he’s not a diplomat?
    Can anyone accused of rape and sexual molestation turn up at an embassy and claim asylum?

  96. 96
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Our men do not rape women, they just reveal all their inner secrets.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    If he was a wanker he wouldn’t need to seek asylum.

  98. 98
    just saying says:

    Assange and his mates can afford the best lawyers money can buy.
    Why’s he afraid to go to Sweden and prove his innocence?

  99. 99
    Mary Whitehouse says:

    I see the BBC is back to promoting homosexual teachers fucking children again.

  100. 100
    Aunty Matter says:

    If there’s no pool, hookers or bar he’s gonna be bored.

  101. 101
    rick says:

    Please try to grow up, Jethro. I expect you believed fully in Blair’s ‘Weapons of mass destruction’ just as easily.

  102. 102
    Fire up the Quattro says:

    Must me innocent then.

  103. 103
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Ecuador? With its special regard for journalists and freedom of speech? Good God!

    Or to put it another way: “EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Julian Assange IS a Hypocritical Piece of Shit!”

    Oh wait… that’s hardly news, is it?

    The Useful Idiots ™ (r) who put the money up, well they’ll whine and other people will fund raise and probably raise well over the £240,000 required. So here’s an idea. The rest of the money they can send to a rape crisis centre in Sweden.

  104. 104
    Displaced Brummie says:

    But now even the Grauniad has turned against him.

  105. 105
    Fake Blood says:

    Why is this unutterable shit, traitor, spoilt rich Hunt, torture supporting wank stain permitted to speak in public?

  106. 106
    Lou Scannon says:

    Because it’s a blatant stitch-up. God knows what the Americans will do if they ever get their hands on him. It’s difficult not to view them as the real terrorists these days.

  107. 107
    J Mime a carn says:

    That is not true. Assange is not worth a bean, his Guardianistas protectors are the ones who can afford the best lawyers and given that he is now fleeing to Ecuador then one must assume the Polly class have dumped him.

  108. 108
    HenryV says:

    Surely if the US want you the last place you go to hide is South America? Don’t the CIA treat everywhere south of the border as free fire zone?

  109. 109
  110. 110
    Anne Frank says:

    What a wasted opportunity he could have hid out in Polly’s villa and wrote his diary from her broom cupboard.

  111. 111
    Diane Fatbutt says:

    Stop trying to play divide and rule, I’ll go to the wall for my chїck℮η ґic℮ and ρ℮a.

  112. 112
    Mike Hancock MP says:

    Even I am tempted.

  113. 113
    Polly's illegal immigrant cleaner says:

    Polly’s broom cupboard is of such a size he could have lived out the rest of his days there.

  114. 114
    Matt o Fact says:

    Well…I think most English peeps would rather have this foreign lady living next door than most English “ladies”.

  115. 115
    Mrs Crewe says:

    Of course that doesn’t mean that all the countries that hate America aren’t adverse to taking the money hey give them. Unlike a lot of countries who call down the wrath of god on the States, it is a democratic country which has more laws protecting freedom of speech and do not stone people for puerile reasons.

  116. 116
    Nadine Dorries, a cunt (IMO) says:

    I do not wish to offer an opinion on this issue, and that is my final word on the matter

  117. 117
    The cunt of Monte Cristo says:

    The Pikey fuck Fawkes wants the world to be run by yank vermin

  118. 118
    Warner Bros says:

    He is done up like a kipper and after the septic tanks have ‘ad their wicked way with ‘im. WB is gonna do a 3d movie of him of ‘im being done up like a kipper again. Then the sequel The kipper undone. Then another sequel The kipper with side salad.

  119. 119
    Sabrina Johnson, the UK's best porn actress (ret'd) says:

    Once Assange arrives in the heart of darkness, otherwise known as the USA, he will never see the light of day again

  120. 120
    Will we ever get a referendum? says:

  121. 121
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Have they turned on Gary Mckinnon yet? Ponder that.

  122. 122
    Dog-Shit says:

    Thank fuck for that

  123. 123
    not a machine says:

    Mehdi Hassan seeking refuge from wonk guardian headline and stat . As the one viewer who happened to be watching sky newspapers review :) I spat my bed time cuppa out mmmm wonder if its saved

  124. 124
    Dog-Shit says:

    Essentially the hard working, self reliant, thrifty, Germans must pay for the lifestyles of the millions of degenerate, scrounging, shitbag, lazy filth found in southern Europe.

    Call it reparations for their depraved crimes during the World Cup of 1990.

    Fuck you cu’nt Klinsmann.

  125. 125
    Joss Taskin says:

    Running water too ?

  126. 126
    Lou Scannon says:

    While I’m at it, I think this must have been in the same book many years ago :

    http://gendertree.com/a_stress_analysis_of_a_strapless.htm

    Nice to see these gems are still out there.

  127. 127
    not a machine says:

    You have a mountain to climb on that line ……. tra laa (k2 geddit oh well Ill get me coat then )

  128. 128
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Irony.

    The excuse used by TPTB (State controllers) – to close down and tighten control on “the public speaing out” is that “If you’ve got nothing to hide then you’ve got nothing to be fearful of”

    So how does that square with the US in particular its clear evident and oh so OTT “reaction” to wikileaks? It’s the ‘reaction’ to it all that nails those who live in glass / white houses.

  129. 129
    Pooh sticks says:

    Any of guys wanna pull a fast one on the yanks in power, there are plenty of 5 dime a go trannies who will swear blind that you like a chic with dick. Got that punks?

  130. 130
    not a machine says:

    Ah but didnt he go all Pro Hollande yesterday ……….

  131. 131
    Mrs Betty Slocombe says:

    And I am unanimous in this.

  132. 132
    Burmese Arfur Daley says:

    Christ, I let ‘er indoors go out as she hasn’t been out of the house for ages and I am repaid with having to make my own supper!

  133. 133
    Boring Old Bag On The BBC says:

    Yawn

  134. 134
    Pooh sticks says:

    It is the same old tripe. Yanks get humped so they stitch the ass up!

  135. 135
    cuntycuntikins says:

    you’re all c-unts, and I claim my £5

  136. 136
    cuntycuntikins says:

    … and who is a flying fark about the benefits of forex?

  137. 137
    not a machine says:

    I can only assume that le grand Bond purchase plan , will become euro bonds in time , I would think I would be wanting to know , how all subsequent bonds in the eurozone are going to be done , and considering if this scenario doesnt just re set to same problems in the future , wont it overheat if done too fast ????
    No doubt by tommorow after a bit of stock market boost, some one will realise the debt has just gone to another place and not actually been reduced . Probebly wanting euro to go up , but lack of detail may hold it back .
    It certainly frees credit flows , but actually growth will require personal credit , which some think Italy and Spain can handle , but how will that work if credit doesnt translate into jobs ???
    Not sure how it works 5 yrs down the line , as dont know rate at which debt is being reduced ?? or how new debt is to be financed .

  138. 138
    Hypocrisy says:

    I’d have thought Guido would support someone who’s brought to light confidential documents. Or is Guido just an establishment shill masquerading as a libertarian?

  139. 139
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Shut the fuck up and get back in your grave…

  140. 140
    no says:

    first time visitor here – mind you i dont think i’ll be coming back

    these comments are a real cesspit of malice, prejudice and base thuggery masquerading as humour

    when the internet can do so much to promote solidarity and goodwill – its so sad to see it descend into the banality of ill intent

    we’ve forgotten what was meant by compassion, and we’re worse for it

    its the regression of humanity, streaming live, globally, from every dark crack around the internet

  141. 141
    Jimmy Carr says:

    I’d just like to say that I’m considerably richer than YOU!

    hahahahahahahahaha… fuck you all!

  142. 142
    Jimmy Carr says:

    He’s had another line again, hasn’t he?

  143. 143
    Baldy says:

    +1

    Very good.

  144. 144
    Est-ce que vous parlez francais? says:

    Comment?

  145. 145
    Est-ce que vous parlez francais? says:

    an sspelin lesuns?

  146. 146
    One less grumpy git to have to humour says:

    Rest assured that you will not be missed. The door is over there > > > >

  147. 147
    Judge's Chamber Pot says:

    I do not recall seeing any action taken along these lines in the papers, but if the Swedish authorities wished to interview him why did they not take advantage of the usual bilateral “Mutual Assistance” arrangements under which officers from the requesting country can seek permission to visit their “suspect” in the country wherein he/she is residing? Permission from the receiving country is rarely refused. Once these officers have interviewed the person concerned they can decide whether or not there is a case to be pursued and appropriate follow up action taken. If, on the other hand, they decide that there is insufficient evidence to take matters further, their case can be dropped – and everybody’s time and money can be saved.

    However, there is clearly some political malice afoot in this case.

  148. 148
    northofsouth says:

    As an Aussie I hope Kathy Lette lost money on this too. There was a vomit inducing interview on the ABC when she was saying his biggest fault was that he was “messy at breakfast”! Please keep her in the UK. If you judge Assange by his supporters then he gets the thumbs down from me!

  149. 149
    Moby Dick says:

    £240,000 divided by 12=”you mother f**cker”

  150. 150
    albacore says:

    Don’t know owt about this here deportation
    But it indicates the state of the nation
    If you’re only British, you’re just background noise
    What’s important is rights for the foreign boys

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161912/Stop-giving-foreign-criminals-right-stay-UK-say-MPs-following-landmark-vote.html

  151. 151
    Lou Scannon says:

    A democratic country ? I seriously doubt that. They seem to have no qualms about fixing elections. There have been some very odd goings-on over there in recent years.

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    He wants your vote

  153. 153
    Not much sympathy says:

    Npne of his sureties were not warned. They wanted, for their own reasons, to take on the onerous responsibility of standing surety, in order to ensure he complied with the conditions of bail and they did so following legal advice. The will have heard what the crown had to say about his flight risk at the hearing, and if not, been informed by his lawyer.

    They had a bet with the state that they knew better, and they have lost.

  154. 154
    Not much sympathy says:

    Or maybe the Swedes think they already have all the evidence they need amd that his evidence would add nothing or take nothing away?

    Still, we have to bear in mind that the Swedes can be just as arrogant as anyone else at times.

  155. 155
    Not much sympathy says:

    There’s not much to do in the middle of the night in the Equadorian embassy, is there Julian?

  156. 156
    Not much sympathy says:

    Maybe he doesn’t like cads?

  157. 157
    Not much sympathy says:

    Let’s say the Equadorians give him asylum, which they may well not, but even if they do: How is he gong to get from their embassy in London to Equador? The British will not recognise his status as a refugee, and he won’t be entitled to diplomatic immunity.

  158. 158
    Not much sympathy says:

    I predict he won’t make it to the airport.

  159. 159
    Not much sympathy says:

    Hmm. That went well

  160. 160
    Archer Karcher says:

    Self loathing racism is not a particularly attractive personality trait. Seek help.

  161. 161
    Not much sympathy says:

    He can surf the internet

  162. 162
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    He’s probably only there for the wikidrugs.

  163. 163
    Archer Karcher says:

    It’s kind of creepy to answer your own post using different monikers and pretending to be someone else. It’s the sort of thing the nutter tWat would do ad infinitum.

  164. 164
    Archer Karcher says:

    Assange discredited himself, long, long ago.

  165. 165
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    Surely you meant her maid’s broom cupboard.

  166. 166
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    Thank God we have Leveson to ensure our press have the freedom to say what they like. Haha!

  167. 167
    Gordon Brown, Saviour Of The World says:

    Julian Assange gives me the wood.
    Then again, so did rendition.
    Now here’s my rendition of an old hymn from my father’s kirk:
    “Bringin’ in the sheaves, bringin’ in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringin’ in the sheaves…”

  168. 168
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    “aint he wanted for rape?”

    Not quite in the way you mean, but no doubt a patriotic welcoming party for Ass-ange will be arranged, and his new long term boyfriend awaits in a federal jail cell in the USA…

  169. 169
    Mark 'the packer' Oaten says:

    You can tell the lad missed the Brown years, probably thought he was a good PM just a bit ‘misunderstood’. Either way, who gives a fuck, piss off back to CiF

  170. 170
    Slightly Aroused says:

    You would tho wouldn’t ya? She is pure filth, nosh you off in the restaurant so you can get back to the important work of the crossword rather than listen to her banal gibberish. Just sayin’

  171. 171
    Sam Cooke says:

    But i do know that i love you
    And i know that if you love me too
    What a wonderful world it could be

  172. 172
    Mrs Crewe says:

    A damn site more democratic than many other countries. We have our own pecidilos in voting but unlike the countries I bet you support the politicians don’t hang on to power by use of an army. Both here and in the USA there is rule of law. People can demonstrate without being killed or disappearing. Christ we’ve allowed the most disgusting, racist and vile people to demonstrate and the most they can expect is a public order ticket. If given a choose I would rather live here or America than anywhere in the middle east.

  173. 173
    Baroness Warsi says:

    Today I shall seek asylum in Chipping Norton.

    Good Morning

  174. 174
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    We can always use their tomahawks.

  175. 175
    Zoro says:

    Or theyjust needed their daly dose of guilt assanging (sic) which in this case was double bubble because they were given publicity for it too.

  176. 176
    jgm2 says:

    The diplomatic ‘bag’ isn’t just a ‘bag’. You can stick him in a diplomatic c*a*r (a very big diplomatic ‘bag’), dr*i*ve him to the airport and stick him on a diplomatic plane (an even bigger diplomatic ‘bag’) and it’s off to sunny Quito.

    I think the guy is as creepy as hell but the ‘rape’ charge seems to be based on some Swedish law whereby if the woman wakes up three or four days and decides that, on balance, she wishes she hadn’t shagged him even though she was an enthusiastic participant at the time then she can claim ‘rape’.

    Christ, the jails would be full over here if women could decide that their one-night stand was, on balance, ill-considered/carried out under the influence of alcohol/wish-I-hadn’t-shagged-that-bloke-cos-now-my-boyfriend-has-found-out and decided to report it as a ‘rape’.

  177. 177
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    Breaking news:

    USA invades Ecuador.

    Stitch that!

  178. 178
    jgm2 says:

    The diplomatic ‘bag’ isn’t just a ‘bag’. You can stick him in a diplomatic c*a*r (a very big diplomatic ‘bag’), dr*i*ve him to the airport and stick him on a diplomatic plane (an even bigger diplomatic ‘bag’) and it’s off to sunny Quito.

    I think the guy is as creepy as hell but the ‘ra*pe’ charge seems to be based on some Swedish law whereby if the woman wakes up three or four days and decides that, on balance, she wishes she hadn’t shagged him even though she was an enthusiastic participant at the time then she can claim ‘ra*pe’.

    Christ, the jails would be full over here if women could decide that their one-night stand was, on balance, ill-considered/carried out under the influence of al*co*h*ol/wish-I-hadn’t-shagged-that-bloke-cos-now-my-boyfriend-has-found-out and decided to report it as a ‘ra*pe’.

  179. 179
    Doorman says:

    Hey 133, I thought you said you didn’t like it here and you were going, No!

  180. 180
    Bob Double Diamond Works Wonders says:

    Assange seems a bit of a prat – trading on his celeb status to pick up the chicks. Does this mean he should be carted off tho the US to be water boarded and bum fucked – no.

  181. 181
    Aunty Matter says:

    I hope for Equador’s sake they’ve got their files password protected.

  182. 182
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    I rather hope the Ecuadoreans do give him sanctuary, and I’d imagine the US do as well. Once he’s in Ecuador, he’ll be a lot easier to kidnap using some CIA squad and get him back to America, and as Ecuador and the Septics don’t get on very well, they can afford to turn around and the the gringoes to poke off.

  183. 183
    Well it's a thought says:

    I think he’s stupid, the offence that the Swedes want him for will never go away he will end up going sooner or later, while he fought his extradition he may have had sympathy, now he’s cost the people that helped him, as far as the Yanks are concerned if he’s peed off them come what may etc etc.

  184. 184

    And the London Oratory, don’t forget that one. Technically it’s a state school but all the pols come over Catholic to get in there. BTW, their annual dinner for old Oratorians has been cancelled. Anyone know why?

  185. 185

    If it was Ben you’d get tweeted as an added bonus.

  186. 186
    Deeply Regret says:

    Mrs Khan claims to be ‘surprised’ by this development. Well that just shows how stupid you are.

  187. 187
    Fog says:

    Jethro, how does someone ‘snatch a blokes girlfriend’? Was she plastic?

  188. 188
    AC1 says:

    I’m sure AlJaBeebya will pay them all a coincidentally similar sum for something no-one will watch.

  189. 189
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Very true – have nothing but admiration for her

  190. 190
    AC1 says:

    Thanks for the compliments! Oh and your refund is in the post.

  191. 191
    nellnewman says:

    Fascinating. Has he run because he fears conviction in Sw e d e n or is it because he thinks the Swedes are acting as secret agents for the Yanks and he will be deported to the U S of A?

    I suspect it’s the latter. If I was looking for asylum think I’d want somewhere more comfortable that amazonian ec ua dor.

  192. 192
    AC1 says:

    He’s got rather a few innocent (and quite a lot of not so innocent people) killed. He’s a fuckwit.

  193. 193
    Raving Loon says:

    I bet Ed has never watched 90 minutes of football in his life. He clearly hates freedom.

  194. 194
    Raving Loon says:

    RT isn’t a bad source of news, as long as you don’t mind waking up from the matrix and having your nice secure little bubble shattered.

  195. 195

    If you look at the stresses at b
    And upward thrust designated by v
    The sum of the Fs
    When restraining great breaths
    May not have considered new forces at P

  196. 196
    Anonymous says:

    I read somewhere that Ecuador has got an extradition agreement with the USA.

  197. 197
    Ecuadorian Ambassador says:

    Of all the embassies in all the world you have to walk into mine.

  198. 198
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    Two women in Swe*den claims to have been rap*ed by him. Don’t they deserve a fair trial just as much as him?

  199. 199
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Noticed the visual similarities between Assange and Breivik?

  200. 200
    a non says:

    Dissemination of information and possible insemination via a broken condom goes to show that all leaks should be avoided.

  201. 201
    Zoot says:

    I’ve been very stupid, spank me!

  202. 202
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    But enough about Guido.

  203. 203
    Coleen, Pash and Jordan, says:

    You talkin’ ’bout us WAGS and ‘having a larf?

  204. 204
  205. 205
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    Both foreign?

  206. 206
    Breaking News says:

    Headline: “Person who believes in magic invisible skyfáiry turns out to be a bit thick and gullible.”

  207. 207

    The President of Ecuador had already offered him refuge two years or so back. They may not be so keen now. Whereas I do not hold a particular brief for the rather seedy Assange, I am hugely concerned at the way America unilaterally regards its law as valid and enforceable worldwide. The Founding Fathers would surely not have approved.

  208. 208
    Scotland Yard says:

    Arms, legs, two eyes, nose and a mouth. Good Lord, it’s practically the same person!

  209. 209

    War by yet another means.

  210. 210
    Louise Mensch says:

    I am delighted to announce that “Wham” will be re-forming to celebrate 30 years of the group forming.

    Hat-tip to George Micheal .

  211. 211
    Durr... says:

    I think you will find that he is worried about being nabbed by the yanks on some half baked Swedish allegations and held for years in a yank prison.
    Be worried it could happen to any of us.

  212. 212
  213. 213
    nellnewman says:

    Yes. Am er ic an underhand aggression here does seem to be the driving factor.

  214. 214
    Durr... says:

    lokking at posting times is a clue.

  215. 215
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    “Amid the claims by Mr Assange that the sexual allegations against him are an American plot, it has been forgotten that when Mr Assange went to Sweden last summer, he said he believed he would be better protected from arrest for leaking America’s secrets there than in Britain, and that Sweden would be the ideal place to base the WikiLeaks computer servers.”

    Is Ecuador safer for criminals than Sweden and the UK?

  216. 216
    Durr... says:

    Yanks unsubtle? Perhaps even they realised there would be a stink if they nabbed him, or even sent in a drone to wipe him out like they do in Pakistan.

  217. 217
    Forkbender says:

    He’s a fan of Dubya, so he probably would rick, anything extreme right wing probably thinks that daft ex governor of Alaska would make a good president, the GOP would have more trouble controlling her than Dubya

  218. 218
    just asking says:

    Dame Helena Kennedy on R4 Toady claimed that those who stumped up bail may not forfeit their money because technically Assange is still on British soil.
    How does this square with Teresa Mays statement that Assange was out of reach of the British police?

  219. 219
    Chinaman says:

    An uncanny likeness

  220. 220
    Forkbender says:

    Foggy, some people don’t have proper girl friends they have blowup plastic girl friends, so that is what meant by snatched away, trouble there is they could be filled with the wrong gas

  221. 221
    ooh er says:

    is that her with the big mouth?

  222. 222
    To answer your question says:

    Errrr because they have got something to hide like national security and millitary secrets etc you know stuff that youd expect a responsible Government to keep shtoom about

  223. 223
    Blind goal line official says:

    Nah it never crossed the line mate, play on.

  224. 224
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    For once I’m looking forward to this week’s edition of 8 out of 10 Cats.

  225. 225
    Jgm3 The Legacy says:

    Jgm2 admit it mate youve never had an enthusiastic participant

  226. 226
    Wham indeed ! says:

    30 Years of hits for George Michael, the last one being that cornershop wall.

  227. 227
    Forkbender says:

    Technically an embassy is foreign soil but once out side the embassy is UK soil so Assange could be there for a very long time, depending how long Ecuador will keep him there. There is a a probability that some very embarrassing information will be released should Assange be sent back to the US, his organisation has been very quiet lately

  228. 228
    Anonymous says:

    Both creepy albinos with piggy staring eyes and an inflated sense of their own self importance.

  229. 229
    Forkbender says:

    Assange should have taken Guido’s advice and bogged off to the Irish Republic and becoume an Irish citizen like B’Liar and Guido

  230. 230
    Aji tated says:

    Well at least Ecuador is not (yet) in the Eussr – or subject to the iniquitous Yuropeen arrest warrant conditions which demonstrate precisely just how much of a police state the whole of the Yuropeen continent has now become.

    Lock up your daughters folks before some peeee brained tit in Romania takes a fancy to one of them and issues such a warrant which MUST be executed by the receiving country with no further legal intervening legal process.

    You have been warned.

  231. 231
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    and wasn’t his last release down the back of some public toilet door?

  232. 232
    Dave says:

    “Sir Phillip Knightley” – when was that buffoon knighted?

  233. 233
    Old Grumpy says:

    He He! It looks like Guido has a covert fan club in the Beeb………. R4 quoted him this morning……… but claimed the quote as theirs……….

  234. 234
    Dipbags R Us says:

    No need to panic Your Excellency. Just pass the request back to Quito where some poor little uninformed slob will have to make a decision. All you have to do is arrange safe passage twixt London and Quito. Who knows, you might even end up with another gong to hang on your jacket.

  235. 235
    Ivor Nidear says:

    Are you suggesting that the UK should apply for the extradition of Mr B? Do you think he could make any positive contribution to the daily life of the indiginous natives?

  236. 236
    Ivor Nidear says:

    Google is the word you seek.

  237. 237
    TAKE YOU TIME DEAR < YOU'LL GET IT IN THE END says:

    Surely that should read “Wanted for Swede jumping” ?

  238. 238
    MB. says:

    I was reading earlier that his(?) lawyer claims he has not broken his bail conditions because they know where he is! So a criminal can jump bail and live in a five star hotel in a nice sunny clime in the knowledge that he will not lose any bail paid?

  239. 239
    misterned says:

    Whilst I certainly do NOT support Assange and I know him to be a first class asshat and egotistical, dishonest dickhead, What you say about the USA is not true.

    They are a military police state. They can take anyone and make them disappear into a lawless limbo, just like any third world tinpot dictatorship. The NDAA law passed by Obama, removes ALL legal rights from ALL Americans. Obama has the power to decide, without any sort of due process of law, or any fair judicial process whatsoever, who can live or die. Obama can order anyone to be put to death.

    Some land of the free?

    Their election system is entirely corrupt, broken and undemocratic. The GOP has repeatedly and overtly broken, not only their own rules, but the law, right throughout the primary season and continue to do so with impunity to create a fake competition for president. In November, Goldman Sachs will win the election, whatever the name or party of the president. The people will lose.

    As for Assange, his partners in wikileaks left and took the code with them, because they felt he was a traitor to their cause and a total prick who deserves all he gets. They blocked him out of Wikileaks so he could not take further credit for the code which allowed people to leak “anonymously”. Which was only fair as he did not code any of the parts which made that work, but took full credit for all of that code himself.

    Anyone, left or right, who support Assange, are lending their support to a charlatan, crook, conman and sexual preditor and will be let down by him.

    He is not, nor ever has been, a “hero” for freedom of information. He is massively paranoid about his own personal data, which he guards very closely, and still held back loads of leaked data which he personally decided was not fit for publication, because it did not support his own personal political agenda to leak it. He is a hypocrite of the highest order and deserves everything that is coming to him.

    I am proud to say that whilst I supported the initial efforts and mission of wikileaks, I have never ever supported Assange himself and was glad when they dumped him.

  240. 240
    misterned says:

    The police disagree and he will be arrested at the first opportunity to do so.

  241. 241
    Penfold says:

    Bugger the Vienna convention, send in the boot boys and extract Assange and stick him on a plane to Washington DC.

    As for the bailee’s, they owe, they owe, they owe and they will pay.

  242. 242
    Jonny Gould says:

    Are 100% of rapists in Sweden foreigners?

  243. 243
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Put him on a flight to Quito – since there are no direct ones the flight via Miami should be the most direct!

  244. 244
    Spartacus says:

    Dunno why he didn’t just give the verdict on day one instead of all this charade.

  245. 245
    Spartacus says:

    discredit is the least – it is all the other dirty tricks like instructing banks to stop wikileaks funding and so on

    clinton witch

  246. 246
    Mr Slater says:

    Look on the bright side – this site is a haven for afficionados of euphonious polychromatic psittacine pulchritude! It can’t be all bad then, Q.E.D.!

  247. 247
    Mailman says:

    Piss off! The fucker is a raping coward and should fuck the right off to Sweden to face the music like a man.

    Secondly, he is a West hating traitor…hanging from Tower Bridge would be too good for the clown!

    Finally, do you really think the moron would be walking around today if Uncle Sam really wanted to make him go away?

    Mailman

  248. 248
    Dave says:

    Which tells me that he was awarded the Order of Australia but is not one of the two living knights of Australia which would seem to make him plain Phillip Knightley. £20,000 lighter one hopes.

  249. 249
    Cuthbert Gaddabout says:

    Ah, politics at it’s tribal worst.

    Because some lefties put up Assange’s bail money – it means he has to be a hate figure for the right!

    Christ, how depressing.

    So all the right can see is bad in Assange; totalling ignoring the fact that what Wilileaks has revealed in the nefarious goings on of certain countries is classic right wing libertarianism at it’s best.

    No wonder we never get anywhere with anything if acting like squabbling schoolboys is the level of sophistication at which debate is dealt with.

    I thought Guido was a liberatarian. But you don’t have to look very far to see in him and his cronies the same knuckle headed triabalism you see in 99% of the political class.

  250. 250
    Mike says:

    What do you expect after Labour running the education system- civil servants, politicians ,academics , senior teachers , Guardian journalists( P Toynebee) since 1965?

  251. 251
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Chicken noises heard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy.

  252. 252
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    The WIMMIN would have it so.

  253. 253
    Spartacus says:

    And the charges?

  254. 254
    Spartacus says:

    Better news there than the bbc

  255. 255
    Spartacus says:

    Assange has not been charged with any crime in Sweden

  256. 256
    Spartacus says:

    Let us not forget, Assange has not been charged with any crime in Sweden

  257. 257
    Referee says:

    Free Bradley Manning.

  258. 258
    Jon says:

    IS this about anal?

  259. 259
    Superman says:

    Are they also tax avoiders? Would be funny if they were. David cameron wouldn’t know whether to laugh or cry!

  260. 260
    Mr (quite rightly ) Annoyed says:

    Yep, often Guido is like a non pressure aware barometer.He coughs and splutters, sometimes entertaining, other times such as this……..NOT !
    Assange was your hero ……but like the dead tree press you despise ( ha ) you now belittle him and abandon him to the US authorities. As a right winger, I say good luck to him ……….he did us all a favour by exposing the pathetic truth of modern democratic governments across the globe !!!!!!!

    Shame on you Fawkes for being such a patsy and ‘dropping him’ !!!!!!!!! Showing your colours now Fawkes ??????????????

  261. 261
    Tron says:

    Imagine being stuck in a lift with Michael Moore, Ken Loach, John Pilger and Tariq Ali.

    I think I would top myself.

    Jemima Khan, on the other hand ……..

  262. 262
    Archie says:

    I don’t think that Ecuador is big enough for this idiot’s power-tripping ego!

  263. 263
    Anonymous says:

    If the yanks were that desperate to deal with him, he would have been kidnapped or assassinated months ago.

  264. 264
    Anonymous says:

    Jordan was never a wag, she was just Dwight Yorke and Teddy Sheringham’s cum hole for a little while – only Peter Andre, Alex Reid and potentially some Argie were dopey enough to marry the old slag.

  265. 265
    Anonymous says:

    If the yanks do ever get their hands on him, maybe they can crucify him – it will appeal to his messianic complex.

  266. 266
    misterned says:

    More evidence that America is NOT democratic:

    The code to rig the election voting machines:

    http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/7659/82111.html

  267. 267
    Anonymous says:

    Won’t bother Jemima – she has plenty of nice (but perfectly legal) tax avoidance schemes in place to keep the family fortune safe. Like all of her ilk, she likes lecturing the little people on how they should conduct their lives, but doesn’t believe it should apply to people like herself.

  268. 268
    StuffHighTaxes says:

    He is wanted for sexual assault

  269. 269
    StuffHighTaxes says:

    Well said , Mailman !

  270. 270
    Andrew says:

    It has to be the ultimate pose, the Last Prank before the Gates Clang.

    He must know that whatever the Ecuadoreans do they can’t get him to Ecuador. He might just reach an Embassy car and get to the airport – but then he has to get out . . . and Mr Plod will be waiting.

    Silly bugger.

  271. 271
    CHarlie Cove says:

    Coombah Ya M’Lordy
    Coomb Bah Yah
    O Lordy, Coo-mmm-bah
    Yah.

  272. 272

    Free Beer !!!!

    Click My Name !!!!

  273. 273

    It’s the Sash My Father Never Wore.
    The Real Ecuador >>>>

  274. 274

    La saucisse a été caché auparavant

  275. 275

    I read somewhere some hearsay anecdote and thought I’d repeat it in here

  276. 276

    Only if they have a big wad of cash,
    or have buttered-up the President of
    that Country on a Networked TV Show.

  277. 277

    I don’t like Mongdays

  278. 278

    Tomorrow I shall be mostly eating sausage rolls

  279. 279

    But did you give orders to sack that man?

  280. 280

    in Australia we use YouTube to identify “HOONS”

    then we can deal with them appropriately

    you POHMs are too slow about dealing with

    Hoons, and Huhnes. That’s two of them

    you’ve had in government now.

  281. 281
    HOON SQUAD says:

    Hoon Crackdown


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