Time magazines Man of the Year and Putin calls for him to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, for once I’m in agreement with the Kremlin. I’m ashamed and angered by the treatment Assange has received at the hands of British justice, similarly for the US’s position, though that’s to be expected. This week has been interesting in the way it has revealed government’s hypocrisy; we get so used to hearing the party line on China’s abuses etc. now we have some of our own. He’s been held without charges and without bail for over a week whilst another inmate at Wandsworth who is wanted by the South African police, charged with murder was granted bail without question on his second day.

Here’s the Basie band to celebrate his final bail.