I intended to respond to your post above more fully but not just now. I'm afraid it will have to be later.
In the meantime, I can tell you I wasn't making any allusion to the asymmetry in extradition treatment between us, although that surely is a sore point. However, I don't see it as the US's fault —the bastards who need stringing up for that one are all on this side of the Atlantic.
I get the very strong impression that when you look at the UK you are wearing rose-tinted glasses. You shouldn't. This country has become an ungovernable, multi-ethnic (mostly revoltingly south-asian) shithole in my lifetime WITHOUT ANY DEMOCRATIC MANDATE (none would ever have been given were it sought for such a drastic and fundamental change) and the whole business is way out of control. Think Beirut. That's what we have coming unless we reverse all the post-WWII hideoid influx PDQ. No, I do NOT 'celebrate diversity', and certainly not of that kind.
As for Scandinavians and Germans etc, in short I see them almost as cousins — so no problem there. Their continental style of politics is a different matter though.
By the way, on the subject of rose-tinted glasses: it happens I wear them too, when I look to the US. I see the Declaration of Independence and the likes of Thomas Jefferson etc. And then I see ... well, Barak who? *&%@! It seems your voting public is as dumb as ours.
I hope we both recover our senses.
By the way, I think there are a few contributors here who share my views on our wonderful immigrant influx but I understand from others that they find those views 'unacceptable'. Life is full of surpises.
The illegal dwellings at the foot of every garden in Southall have been mentioned on this blog before, but last night it made the Ten O'clock News. Normally of course this is a subject that the BBC would not touch with a barge pole, but so large has the abuse become that it is now impossible to ignore. Apparently the hoses where the dwellings are built all belong to Punjabi s, and so are the people occupying them. No great surprises there then. Most of the people stuck in these dwellings are destined to be permanent slaves with no chance of ever earning enough to pay off the debts they have incurred getting here, which no doubt suits a lot of people.
But just when you though the BBC had reported some real news they then had an item on how the melting Arctic ice was causing the recent snowy winters we had. The sign off was as the World warms we might see more snow. As I said to my wife they're saying as the World warms, it's going to get colder. Astonishing, but that's Britain in the 21st century.