Thursday, November 24, 2011

Well, well, what do you know?

During yesterday's Starred Question about Lockerbie, the transitional Libyan government and HMG's activity, Lord Stoddart of Swindon asked about poor sick Mr Al Megrahi, whose imminent death seems to have been postponed sine die. [scroll down]
My Lords, can the noble Lord inform us about the state of health of Mr Al Megrahi, who was released by the Scottish authorities on the grounds that he had only six months to live?
Lord Howell of Guildford (for it is he again) replied:
We have passed a request from the devolved Administration to the Libyan chargé d'affaires in London asking that the supervision arrangements of Al Megrahi's licence are observed. Part of the investigation by the Dumfries and Galloway police will also embrace the question of his condition, but we are awaiting the precise details of his health from the Libyan Government now.
Nail-biting, isn't it?


  1. Dear Helen,

    You aren't quite up to speed on this.

    Mr Magrahi (sic) had nothing to do with Lockerbie. It wa carried out by the US and Iranian governments working together.

  2. On the whole, I prefer people to give their names when they post.

  3. There are people who think that Megrahi was framed/wrongfully convicted, including Dr. Jim Swire, the father of one of the victims. He may have been a sacrificial lamb in a deal with that upright world citizen, Tony Blair.

    Much has been made of the possible connection between the release of Megrahi and a possible oil deal with the late, unlamented Colonel.

    Megrahi's release may also have been advantageous for the Edinburgh administration, as an appeal was pending.

    If successful, that would have gravely embarrassed Alex Salmond and the supposed superiority of the Scottish justice system. There was no reason why the appeal could not have continued with Megrahi in Libya but the deal was to drop it. The furore also gave Salmond an opportunity for a little agreeable preening and posing on the international scene.

    Megrahi should, of course, get together with Ernest Saunders of DIageo (or his heirs) who was released from jail with incurable Alzheimers but also made a recovery previously unknown to medical science. Perhaps they could trade as Miracles' R' Us. (for a very large fees)

  4. I like that last idea, Guest who has made himself known to me. Surprised they have not thought of it.