Why is Gordon Brown silent? Yesterday’s Herald newspaper, wrote:
“Speaking from a hospital bed at his home in Tripoli, Megrahi talked extensively about his 10-year battle with the Scottish legal system and insisted he did not commit the worst terrorist act on mainland Britain.
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Saif al Islam al Gaddafi claimed the proposed prisoner transfer deal with Britain had targeted Megrahi and was linked to talks on trade and oil, but that his release on compassionate grounds was completed unrelated to commerce.” Read the full article here.
This is the simple truth, and when the truth comes out about 1) Megrahi’s innocence and subsequent miscarriage of justice and 2) the British States routine embroilement in international subterfuge and covert bartering for oil and filthy lucre the grin will be wiped off Mandelsons face and the whole episode may yet become Brown and New Labours final hour. The almost universal derision and glee with which the press currently report the aftermath of MacAskills decision may yet take a different turn.