Sunday, 30 August 2009

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw meets wit...Image via Wikipedia

They never learn, do they? The truth will always out!
Firstly, McSnot does his Macavity act for five days, secondly, when he deigns to grace us with his prescence, he talks much about his "repulsion" and "anger" and shifts the blame to the SNP Government in Scotland without actually giving us one piece of information that is believeable and thirdly, someone in Whitehall has finally done the decent thing to expose the truth we all suspected and has leaked a letter written by slippery Jack Straw showing the extent of Labour's involvement in the negotiations for the release of Libyan bomber al-Megrahi.

Jack Straw decided two years ago that it was in the UK's "overwhelming interests" not to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya, it has emerged.
Leaked letters from the Justice Secretary appeared to show that he backed away from efforts to stipulate that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was exempt from the agreement, citing "wider negotiations" with the Libyans.

Mr Straw's stance was set out in letters to Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish justice secretary who recently provoked anger by releasing Megrahi on compassionate grounds.

The bomber was not released as part of the prisoner transfer agreement. But the disclosure of Mr Straw's letters, by The Sunday Times, is likely to raise questions about the Government's position on Megrahi's return to Libya earlier this month.

Ministers have rejected suggestions that the release was tied in to Britain's commercial interests but have refused to state whether they agree with Mr MacAskill's highly controversial decision.

The Sunday Times reported that Mr Straw's apparent change of stance came at a crucial time in negotiations about an oil exploration contract for BP in Libya. Six weeks after his change of heart, the deal was ratified.

In one of the letters, Mr Straw wrote: "I had previously accepted the importance of the al-Megrahi issue to Scotland and said I would try to get an exclusion for him on the face of the agreement. I have not been able to secure an explicit exclusion.

"The wider negotiations are reaching a critical stage and, in view of the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom, I have agreed that in this instance the (prisoner transfer agreement) should be in the standard form and not mention any individual."

Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Ed Davey said the letters were the strongest evidence yet that the Government had been talking to the Libyans about Megrahi with a view to safeguarding Britain's commercial interests.

Thankfully this issue does not look like it will be going away for Gordon Brown anytime soon. We all know what happened, no matter what he says. He is implicated in this all the way up to his neck along with Blair, Mandelson and Straw and this letter is merely the first proof we have seen that confirms our suspicions. I imagine Gordon will not be getting much sleep again tonight - shame! My heart bleeds!!

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