UFO hacker’s mum questions UK sovereignty as MPs grovel to Mitt Romney over extradition treaty

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 August 2012

Janis Sharp

Janis Sharp

Casey Gutteridge 07525246273

“IS the UK still a sovereign country?”

That was the question posed by Janis Sharp, mother of UFO hacker Gary McKinnon, as it emerged cross-party grandees had written a “begging” letter to US Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

Ms Sharp, who lives in Brookmans Park, said the letter, backed by ex-Lib Dem chief Sir Menzies Campbell, Labour chairman of the home affairs select committee Keith Vaz and Tory backbencher Dominic Raab was “a tad embarrassing”.

It asked whether, if Mr Romney unseats Barack Obama, he would consider a review of the UK-US extradition treaty, as agreed by President Obama in talks with PM David Cameron.

“If you are President, would you be willing to do the same,” the letter asked.

It then implored Republican candidate Mr Romney: “Would you be willing to look sympathetically at such changes?

“They would be enormously appreciated by those in my country who want to see the special relationship go from strength to strength.”

Ms Sharp told the WHT: “It’s a tad embarrassing that we seem to be on our knees before Mr Romney is in power, begging for him to consider it.”

She added: “Is the UK still a sovereign country?

“Or when we were sleeping, did we become merely an outpost owned by the US?

“I hope we are still a sovereign nation capable of protecting our own citizens.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:34

Thousands of music lovers witnessed two outdoor concerts in the beautiful grounds of Knebworth House over the weekend.

Yesterday, 17:06

A student living in Hatfield resorted to drug dealing to make ends meet, a court heard.

Yesterday, 16:26

There will be a host of free family activities at Welwyn Garden City’s Howard Centre this bank holiday weekend in the bespoke herb garden.

Yesterday, 16:25

Plans by the NHS in Hertfordshire to restrict the prescription of gluten-free staple food in a bid to tackle a funding crisis have been called “short-sighted”, with concerns it will lead to bigger health problems for patients.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards