The official line is clear: the UK does not 'participate in, solicit, encourage or condone' torture.
October 20, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
An edited extract from Cruel Britannia: A Secret History Of Torture
Torture UK: why Britain has blood on its hands.
In December 2005, the full truth about British complicity in rendition and torture was still such a deeply buried official secret that Jack Straw felt able to reassure MPs on the Commons foreign affairs committee about the allegations starting to surface in the media. "Unless we all start to believe in conspiracy theories," he said, "and that the officials are lying, that I am lying, that behind this there is some kind of secret state which is in league with some dark forces in the United States… there simply is no truth in the claims that the United Kingdom has been involved in rendition."
is a senior reporter for The Guardian who has previously been awarded the Orwell Prize
and the Paul Foot Award
He writes frequently about how British governments consistantly defy the law and then lie about it. As he has previously indicated, this is nothing new
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