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Guantanamo Bay

Asked if the Prime Minister shared Lord Goldsmith’s disapproval of Guantanamo Bay, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said he would simply refer journalists to what the Prime Minister had said at his monthly press conference, where he once again talked about why he believed that Guantanamo Bay should be put on some sort of proper judicial footing. That had been his position all along. Asked if he thought it should be closed, the PMOS said that, as the Prime Minister had said on Monday, there was a genuine dilemma in that the United States had good reason to believe that these people posed a threat and therefore to simply release them was not a practical solution. However there should be a proper judicial process. Questioned further, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister had always said that it was an anomaly and there should be a proper judicial process in place.

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  1. The difference is that Goldsmith apparently wants the place closed whilst his boss wants it kept open (albeit on a different ‘judicial’ basis)

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 10 May 2006 on 9:11 pm | Link

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