(Now there’s a question I wouldn’t have imagined asking this time yesterday).
For those who haven’t heard about it, this is in connection with Julian Assange’s decision last night to enter Ecuador’s London embassy and seek asylum.
He’s currently still holed up in there. The British police have said he’s violated his bail terms and he will be arrested if he leaves the embassy.
My question is about what happens if Ecuador decides to grant him asylum. He still has the problem he’s stuck in what is effectively a fairly small office suite in London.
If Ecuador decides to issue him a diplomatic passport,so he can travel to an airport and get on a flight, is there any mechanism the British can use to avoid having to honour his hypothetical “diplomatic” status ? Any other approach the Ecuadorians could use to allow him to safely leave ?