The case has provoked a huge row because the agents used tactics banned in Britain. In addition, the offence of which he is accused would not be a crime in this country. If British police officers had employed this type of sting, the ensuing case would almost certainly be thrown out of court.
Bush Administration using banned tactics to entrap a subject residing in England, of an offense that is not illegal in England, for the sole purpose of being able to extradite the subject to the U.S. for prosecution. Nice going. I can feel the slap already.