Our thanks to Don for this. The start of the piece:
A woman at the centre of a row over diplomatic immunity will not return to the UK, according to briefing notes held by US President Donald Trump.
Anne Sacoolas is suspected of being involved in a car crash that killed British motorcyclist Harry Dunn, who died in Northamptonshire on 27 August.
Mrs Sacoolas later left the UK to return home to the US, after telling local police she had no such plans.
The note was photographed as Mr Trump addressed reporters at the White House.
It reads: “(If raised) Note, as Secretary Pompeo told Foreign Secretary Raab, that the spouse of the US government employee will not return to the United Kingdom.”
Harry Dunn was 19 when he was killed in this tragic accident. Had the genders been reversed, and an American husband of an American diplomat had killed a female motorcyclist, my belief is the man would not have returned to the US while the case was still pending. But if he had returned to the US, social pressures – and pressures from the US government, from Trump down – would have been overwhelming, and he would have returned to the UK. The gender gap in moral agency is ever-present.
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