Chris Brown, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE), said Britain had been “mind-bogglingly stupid to raise the issue in the first place”, regardless of how it was worded.
“Anyone with Diplomacy 101, as the Americans call it, would know that it (the threat) would backfire,” he told AFP.
“If you asked a room of my first-year students about what Britain has done, I believe that even they would not have made such a fundamental error.”
Police are guarding the exits of the embassy in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge district, but have so far made no move to enter it.
Brown said there was “no chance” that Britain would apply the law and enter the embassy to extract Assange, who Sweden wants to question over accusations of rape and molestation.
“All it did is deflect away from the main point, which is that Assange is wanted for questioning on a criminal charge,” he said. “The British government has bumbled into a pointless argument.
So this was submitted…
The situation in the UK will only cause a deteriation (sic) with the Ecuadorian people; not globally.
Have you heard where the word F.U.C.K. originated?
The UK, It means Fornication under control of the King.
Funny, I never heard/read that definition of fuck before.
We won’t be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I’ll reform the band. How’s that? That’s a fair trade, isn’t it? I think the country would be better off, don’t you? I’ll do it if the coalition steps down.