17 December 2009

Apology for what?

"David Miliband, the foreign secretary, also phoned Livni, and called his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, to apologise."

The story is well known by now and is covered in, "Outcry over plan to give attorney general veto on war crimes warrants"

A former Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni had to cancel her trip to the UK because someone managed to get a warrant out for her arrest for war crimes.

This may or may not be just depending upon your point of view but what is curious about the affair is Miliband's apology. What could the basis be of his apology? "I'm sorry but in the UK we have the rule of Law? Please accept my apologies that we haven't managed to trash it, yet."

Goldstone Report
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights


  1. It is outrageous that Herr Goering should be tried for war crimes. I've been out hunting with the fellow.

  2. My Lord is quite right, what? This universal jurisdiction is a bit of rum do ... could only have been dreamt up by perfidious minds.