While this is disappointing, it is hardly surprising. Refusal of bail when the defendant is likely to abscond is perfectly normal. We'll just have to see how this plays out, but I suspect the UK will just hand him over to the Swedish; given that we signed up to the European Arrest Warrants I don't imagine there's much that can be done.  If there is anything to be done, hopefully his lawyers will do their best.

What's especially disappointing is the Swiss bank that has frozen his accounts: including the defence fund he would have wanted to fight this sort of action.  Thankfully there seem to be plenty of people willing to fund his court fees. It all smacks of dirty tricks really.  

 

The first video is less than exciting, Raymond.  Hardly worth posting a video of a security van leaving in a scrum of press photographers  Perplexed

Herbie