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Wikileaks – the shooting connection

Once you start looking, there are stories about shooting everywhere. Even in the Wikileaks/Julian Assange saga.

As long as Assange?s high-profile supporters can satisfactorily complete the necessary paperwork, the Wikileaks founder will be granted conditional bail. One of the conditions of the bail will be that he must stay at the residence of a friend, Vaughan Smith.

But in truth, it will be no hardship. Smith, former captain of the British Army shooting team, lives at Ellingham Hall near Bungay in Suffolk, described in yesterday’s Guardian as ‘a sprawling and elegant Georgian manor house’. Paying guests ‘have included game sports enthusiasts … with pheasants running freely over the ground.’

I wonder what Assange is like with a shotgun? Ellingham Hall is certainly a little different from solitary confinement in Wandsworth jail.