"People are right to be extremely concerned
about our extradition arrangements."
"This is a case where there is a clear argument for it to be tried in this country, and our system should take health issues into account before considering deportation. I hope lessons will be learned."
As Shadow Home Secretary he called for a review of extradition laws with
the US, stating "I believe such a review is vital to maintain the integrity of our
extradition system," and, about the law, "We were told that it was a move to address
the international security situation after the horrendous incidents of 2001," before
concluding, "The people actually being extradited are not actually the people we
were told, in the first place, it was designed for."