originally by: Welwyn Hatfield Times
8th March 2011
Janis Sharp, who lives in Brookmans Park, had written to the Deputy Prime Minister asking for a meeting to discuss her Asperger’s sufferer son’s case, only to be given the brush off. She is demanding Mr McKinnon be tried in the UK and had been bolstered by pre-election promises by Mr Clegg to try her son here.
In another apparent U-turn, after changing his position on tuition fees rises and renewing Trident, the Lib Dem leader wrote to Mrs Sharp saying it would not be a good idea for them to meet.
Before last May’s General Election Mr Clegg was in regular contact and staunchly supported Mrs Sharp’s campaign. But she told the WHT: “He said because it’s being considered by Theresa May in a quasi-judicial role he couldn’t do anything.
“I was disappointed – it’s not sub-judice when its with the Home Secretary.
She added: “Nick Clegg had been on demos for Gary and sent Christmas cards and got me to write a piece for the Liberal Democrats.
“But once they get into government they listen to the same civil servants – I think it’s very sad.