Compensation payments and legal costs for 16 British citizens and residents who claim they were tortured at Guantanamo Bay could leave the Government footing a bill of up to £30m.Britain does not disown her citizens. No matter where you are you are still a British subject.
The decision to settle the costly case also raises concerns about Britain's true role in the torture of prisoners during the "war on terror".
The case ends an already damaging court battle between MI5 and lawyers representing Binyam Mohamed, who alleges that Britain knew he was being tortured at the hands of the Americans.
In Harperland your citizenship depends on the mood of our humble leader. Just ask Omar Khadr.