Peter Reynolds

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Truth, Justice And The Scottish Way

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Braveheart

Braveheart

Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice  Minister, can hold his head high.  I believe he will go down in history with William Wallace,  Robert the Bruce and other great Scottish heroes.

Brave Scot

Brave Scot

As for the putrid, small-minded contribution from Robert Mueller, the Director of the FBI, I say get back to Hicksville with Jethro and your cousins and take your thuggish, corrupt opinions with you.  Since it lost its way under George Bush, America is in no position to lecture anyone about justice.  The proud and wonderful principles expressed in its constitution have been besmirched by Bush, Guantanamo Bay, illegal rendition and, as far as the FBI is concerned, we can go all the way back to the 50s and McCarthyism to see how much justice matters to it.

Mad Mullah

Mad Mullah

America has many uncomfortable questions to answer about its own complicity in the story of Pan Am flight 103.  Scotland has behaved with honour and courage.

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  1. How many Libyan prisoners are currently being held in UK prisons, I wonder ?

    When Blair and his cronies were negotiating a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya, could there be any doubt about the identity of the prisoner the agreement was intended to benefit? If any other prisoners have been transferred to Libya from a UK prison since the agreement was signed, it has escaped my notice.

    Whilst the prisoner transfer agreement was surely meant to pave the way for Megrahi to be returned to Libya, the fly in the ointment – what the UK Government and Libya overlooked – was that Megrahi was tried under Scots Law and was being held in a Scottish prison, and that Scotland has a separate and independent legal system from that in England. It is questionable, therefore, whether or not the prisoner transfer agreement signed by the UK government was binding on the Scots. I don’t know much about the legal position here but I rather suspect it doesn’t – which left compassionate grounds as the only way to get Megrahi out of jail and back to Libya ?

    Given those lucrative BP oil contracts, the government in London may well have been putting pressure on the Scots to find a way to release Megrahi in order to keep their side of the bargain agreed with the Libyans when securing those contracts for BP ?

    duncanr

    August 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  2. I thought an auld Scots git like you might like that one Duncs – and I wrote it yonks ago afore I met ye!

    The crucial bit though is the truth and we haven’t got that yet. Sooner or later there will be a new enquiry. The sooner the better.

    Peter Reynolds

    August 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm


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