His argument is that since the UK is changing its relationship with the EAW then therefore he can leave the embassy and be OK.
In the first indication that the stand-off which has cost the British taxpayer £7 million may be drawing to a close, Mr Assange said he would “soon” leave the Ecuadorian embassy in west London.
During a halting and sometimes contradictory press conference in the embassy, Mr Assange thanked the British Government for making recent changes to extradition laws.
He suggested Parliament had changed the law because of the “abuses of my rights”.
However, Mr Assange and his legal advisers appeared to have made an embarrassing error by misunderstanding a basic aspect of the new legislation.
The Home Office quickly undermined his key claim by confirming the changes would not apply in the case of Mr Assange, who has been a wanted man in Sweden since 2010, because they are not retrospective.
It’s not just that either. He jumped bail, an offence in itself. And the law is the law at the time you do something, not whatever it might be changed to afterwards. They’ve really not understood this at all.