Gary McKinnon extradition: What politicians have said
PUBLISHED October 16, 2012
David Cameron, now Prime Minister: "Gary McKinnon is a vulnerable young man and I see no compassion in sending him thousands of miles away from his home and loved ones to face trial.
"If he has questions to answer, there is a clear argument to be made that he should answer them in a British court."
Nick Clegg, now Deputy Prime Minister: "Gary McKinnon has been hung out to dry by a British government desperate to appease its American counterparts.
'Under British hacking laws he could still face up to five years in prison. Leaving him to rot on the other side of the Atlantic is nothing short of cruel."
Chris Grayling, now Justice Secretary: "To extradite somebody in that position to the U.S. to a strange environment is undoubtedly going to cause health issues for Gary McKinnon. In the past, where there have been similar cases, we have seen trials take place in the UK.