This morning's Mail on Sunday carries a a pretty shocking story by Simon Walters. According to the report, David Miliband actively tried to to stop Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi from going to Sudan to argue for the release of a woman imprisoned for letting her class of school children call a teddy bear Mohammed.
Miliband objected to the presence of a Conservative peer and the Foreign Office's view was to just let the teacher serve his sentence rather than actively lobby to secure her release. The report also says that the Foreign Office told Ahmed and Warsi that if something went wrong they would only receive limited support from the British Embassy.
It sees incredible to think that Miliband and the Foreign Office would rather just leave a woman in prison in a country that is a medieval hell hole, than to allow people to try and secure their release. Especially to oppose it because one of the peers was a Tory.
Whilst on the teddy bear subject, it amused me greatly at the time when I read this post on Bob Piper's blog. What I found particularly funny was the failure to draw the link between a state where naming a teddy bear Mohammed can get you corporal punishment and the plight of some of the people in the same state.