Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Labour lies exposed, anyone think that the ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray would defy his London Labour Masters over Megrahi’s release?

Dear All

It’s a row and it’s a big nasty one on Megrahi!

Anyone see Labour MSP Richard Baker last night not answering direct questions put to him by the BBC?

He was squirming in his seat trying to mislead the public that the ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray would defy his London Masters if he was First Minister of Scotland and not released Megrahi on compassionate grounds.

If Iain Gray had been First Minister he would have released Megrahi back to Libya using the Prisoner Transfer Agreement (PTA) and then citied he had only obeyed the law.

The Labour Party has been exposed as hypocrites of the first order.

And the mess can be traced back to the government of Gordon Brown after official documents revealed that it did “all it could” to facilitate the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

For financial gain!

The Labour Party was trading people for oil.

150 declassified Whitehall documents show how officials had spoken privately of a “gameplan” and “discreetly” working behind the scenes to help the Libyans secure the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi.

At the same time Labour Ministers professed publicly that the decision on his future was the Scottish Government’s alone.

They weren’t sitting on the sidelines; they were on the playing park.

Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary who reviewed the papers, concluded a policy was progressively developed to facilitate the Libyan Government in its appeal to the Scottish Government.

David Cameron has described Megrahi’s release as “profoundly wrong.”

I wrote to the Scottish Government in June 2009 putting my weight behind the call for Megrahi to be freed on compassionate grounds while his appeal was running.

The reason was I wanted him to have every chance to prove he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice one way or another.

He was appealing on six grounds which I think would have given Judges just cause to declare he hadn’t had a fair trial.

Sadly, his appeal was withdrawn.

A source close to the Prime Minister said the previous Labour government had been guilty of misleading people.

Another senior Conservative source said:

“Saying one thing in public but doing another thing in private shows Labour’s hypocrisy on Lockerbie.”

The Labour Government lied to the people.
Didn’t I say it was a corrupt country?

As the heat turns on Gordon Brown, he issued this statement:

“When the issue came to me, I took the view – as the report confirms – that the British government should not pressure or attempt to use influence on this quasi-judicial decision of the Scottish minister. At no point did I talk to, write to or contact the First Minister or anyone else.”

What he misses out is, did anyone else in the Labour Government do so?

The answer appears to be yes!

Plausible denial is an old political trick.

In America, families of the victims condemned the previous UK government for telling “a pack of lies.”

Senator Robert Menendez, New Jersey, said:

“The UK didn’t just turn a blind eye to Megrahi’s release, they cut deals that set the terrorist free.”

Richard Baker came across last night as angry and defiant, pure show, the Labour Party has been caught lying to the public over its involvement in the Megrahi case.

They deceived the public not to protect them, not for principle but for cash, they wanted to trade the life of a human being as a commodity.

You can’t believe a word the Labour Party says on Megrahi because the government documents shows third party evidence that they are tainted.

It is the greatest example of organised political hypocrisy.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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