Nothing, I wasn't there. But it was of its time. It did not require a change of policy and legislation.How do you feel about our hanging many Nazis after the war?
Somehow, if the same presented itself today (qv FTFs in Syria) I doubt that capital punishment would be restored so they could be dispatched. With respect to FTFs in Syria, the longer they have been kept there, the greater the certainty that they will be deaded, which saves this government having to make difficult decisions - such as trying to prosecute them in absence of admissible evidence. Trump's petulance and Turkey's opportunism, coupled with the PYD (Syrian Kurds) trying to play a bargaining chip, might see FTFs returning to the UK and receiving potentially light sentences, because of the difficulty in proving their crimes (as we all know, these chaps and chapesses all went to Syria to be teachers, medics and drivers and never used weapons or threw gays from buildings). However, this tragic case (as I pointed out before) is resulting in a spotlight being turned on the criminal justice system and how to handle these loonies.