So Assange is remanded in custody without bail, and teh Interweb is up in arms.
The decision to deny him bail is so blindingly obvious that even the wonderfully-named Judge Riddle had no real choice but to do so. To summarise, from what I have been able to extract from the noise, Assange is not a UK citizen, has no permanent base here, has no family or property ties to the UK, has a history of moving from country to country, and arrived here in a manner that is vague and unclear. He is currently running a web service that is doing its utmost to avoid any form of legal jurisdiction. To say that he is a flight risk is to somewhat understate the matter.
What is potentially scandalous is the fact that the rape allegations are suddenly being revived, coincidentally just after he embarrasses a major government. Or, if the rape allegations are serious and substantial, that they were not pursued originally. Or, in either case, that he is being held at all under a warrant for questioning when he has (according to his lawyer) repeatedly offered to meet the Swedish prosecutor to discuss the case.
The fact that he has been denied bail is utterly trivial and entirely unremarkable. So all those whinging about it should grow up and try that "thinking" thing that people keep talking about.