Torture allegations and UK-US relations
David Davis, the former Shadow Home Secretary, is demanding that ministers make a statement about whether Britain was complicit in the torture of a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay and whether the American government has threatened to withdraw intelligence co-operation with Britain if details of the case are revealed.
Mr Davis has just raised a point of order on the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon in response to a ruling in the High Court by Lord Justice Thomas in the case of Binyam Mohamed, who has alleged British involvement in torture inflicted on him in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan.
The ruling sounds as if it could be political dynamite, since it involves alleged torture and alleged bullying of a British court by the American administration even though it is now led by President Obama. I should stress that I have yet to see the judgement for myself.
Watch this space.