Today, I have been preoccupied with the Harry Dunn case. I keep wondering what it would be like if one of my kids was killed in similar circumstances.
It would be bad enough to have a child killed, but to see a foreign government help them escape trial must add a whole new dimension to the case, particularly when it is supposed to be a friendly foreign government.
Nations should realise what messages they send with their actions. I know what message I am taking away from it. The message I am taking away is that the UK is not seen as either a friend or an ally, which I sort of knew anyway, and that the life of a British youth is not worth a fig compared to the comfort of an American citizen.
This will only be a short post. I don’t want to labour the point, and i don’t want to say anything to cause offence to American readers. It is, after all, a decision taken by the state, not by individuals.
However, I would like to know what any passing Americans think of the case, or indeed, have even heard of it.
And that. I think, is a good place to stop.