Lockerbie Bomber Scottish Government Under Pressure
The ongoing storm over the ill judged release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi took a new turn today with calls for the Scottish Parliament to name the doctors whose advice resulted in the early release on compassionate grounds of the convicted terrorist.
Released in August 2009 al-Megrahi was supposed to only have 3 months to live.
Labour have now called on the SNP government to reveal the identities of those doctors and what their prognosis was.
The party’s community safety spokesman James Kelly said: “It’s time that Kenny MacAskill released the full facts surrounding the medical evidence of Al Megrahi’s release.”
As part of their push, Labour has pointed to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology from two years ago.
It said patients with advanced metastatic prostate cancer, which is resistant to hormone treatment, had a median life expectancy of 19.2 months from the start of chemotherapy.
Labour said it was “time for the full facts” of the Al Megrahi case to be released.
“So far, the SNP government have released the report by the SPS director of health and care, Dr Andrew Fraser, but have never released the information he was working on,” Mr Kelly said.
“It’s time that circle was squared and we have full disclosure.”
In a documentary screened in Scotland on Monday night, Mr MacAskill said he acted “in good faith” when he authorised the release of Al Megrahi.
He said in the STV programme: “I authorised it. I did so in good faith and I believe everybody who’s been involved in this has also acted in good faith.
“It was my responsibility and I stand by my actions.” Sky News
The excuse call of the gullible bleeding heart Liberal: “I did so in good faith and I believe everybody who’s been involved in this has also acted in good faith.”
What is so totally New Labour, Labour, Labtard whatever you want to call the bunch that wrecked the country, is the about turn on the position regarding the terrorist release and now Labour are demanding to know the full facts, as if, Brown and Miliband did not OK the release in the first place.
Downing Street has hit back at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for attacking the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous’.
British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return.
If as claimed Obama and Clinton were kept informed then Gordon Brown, David Miliband and Labour already knows all the facts which means someone is telling lies, the question is who?