Now that three of the four claims against Julian Assange are about to be dropped, it'll be interesting to see whether he waits out a subsequent five years until the statute of limitations on the rape allegation passes.
If he does, it could cost the UK circa £20m in round-the-clock policing. Now that's value for money!
The staff call him the “guest” but, to many in contact with him, he is a guest who has outstayed his welcome. “Day has been turned into night, night into day,” says a diplomat familiar with the domestic set-up of Mr Assange. “It is virtually impossible to conduct a normal diplomatic relationship when you are also functioning as a one-man boutique hotel.”