Sunday, September 06, 2009

Jack Straw: Porkies!

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Straw admits Lockerbie trade link

Trade and oil played a part in the decision to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner transfer deal, Jack Straw has admitted.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the UK justice secretary said trade was "a very big part" of the 2007 talks that led to the prisoner deal with Libya.

However, Mr Straw's spokesman accused the press of "outrageous" innuendo.

Scotland's Justice Secretary granted Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi compassionate release because he was terminally ill.

However, Mr Straw's spokesman accused the press of "outrageous" innuendo.

Scotland's Justice Secretary granted Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi compassionate release because he was terminally ill.

£550m oil deal

The 57-year-old was serving life in Greenock prison for the 1988 bombing of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie, which killed 270 people.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted there was "no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double dealing, no deal on oil" over his release.

But officials admit the prisoner transfer agreement (PTA) was part of a wider set of negotiations aimed at bringing Libya in from the international cold, and improving British trade prospects with the country.more



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And Gordon has no balls

PM 'did not press Libya over IRA'

Gordon Brown declined to pressure Libya directly to gain compensation for IRA victims, Downing Street has confirmed.

Mr Brown told a victims' lawyer it was not "appropriate" to discuss the claims with Libya, whom he called an essential partner in the fight against terrorism.

The victims say Libya should pay compensation because it supplied the IRA with explosives used in atrocities. more

3 comments:

james williams said...

I think they were so stupid for letting that guy go.

Himself said...

More so for lying about it, particularly knowing the story had legs.

God bless our Gov and all who sail in her.

Tor Hershman said...

Ain't it, just about, always about oil?

Crude, whale, olive or myrrh oil - just about always.....oil.