WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, left Stansted Airport this morning on a private jet bound for America, following shock news that he has agreed a plea bargain with the US to ensure his freedom.

This is a significant gesture of reconciliation from the Biden Administration.

The fifty-two-year-old whistle-blower is heading for the Northern Mariana Islands, a US overseas territory in the Pacific, where he will plead guilty to just one charge of violating the Espionage Act rather than the eighteen originally aimed against him in 2019.