The US revelations about their involvement in torture is a great opportunity for those of us in the UK, including Amnesty members like me, to nudge David Cameron’s memory. It’s not widely remembered that way back in 2009 Cameron was all for transparency, controlling surveillance, and finding out once and for all whether any UK agents had been involved in torture. Somewhere along the line, that’s slipped his mind. Our Amnesty group staged an action, drew up and petition and got it signed, and sent it off. not much response. Now, though, it seems worth trying again. So I write a letter to The Guardian which, for once, gets printed. and there, on the letters page, on the same topic, pushing a very similar line, is a friend from university I haven’t seen for forty years.