The High Court has ruled that proper diplomatic procedure must be followed before the police are allowed to go looking for Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy.
Chief Justice Thompson said ‘The rules are very clear and have been about for donkey’s years. Julian Assange has a right to try and conceal himself in the embassy grounds as best he can and the police must observe the internationally recognised one hundred second hands over the eyes counting period.’
And it’s got to be proper counting too like ‘one mississippi, two mississippi and so on to a hundred followed by a loud and clearly recognizable ‘coming ready or not.’
Observers say failure to observe the protocols could result in Assange having grounds to complain in a high-pitched whiney voice that any subsequent ‘finding’ of him was ‘not fair’ and could lead to a costly and drawn out re-hiding.
Police say the will follow the rules but wanted to make it absolutely clear they ‘don’t like this game anyway’ and would prefer to simply chase after Assange and ‘tag’ him with a Heckler and Koch MP5 Machine Gun.