Labour MP Michael Meacher, Conservative David Davis and Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne are planning to send a letter to US ambassador Louis Susman asking to discuss Gary's case

"Johnson did accept that it would be possible for him to intervene and that it wasn't unlawful for him to intervene, but claimed the limits of his discretion meant he had to be governed by law and precedents," said a spokesman for Michael Meacher. "He was concerned that precedents would be set for terrorists." The three politicians came away from the meeting feeling that Johnson had been prepared to listen to their case, and that it "wasn't the end of the road",

The cross-party group of politicians is pushing for the US to end its extradition proceedings against McKinnon on human-rights grounds.