"I have marched for CND and marched against the Iraq War. I am tired of marching." The Justice Secretary and I have that much in common. I share his abhorrence of nuclear weapons. I too have marched for CND, against the Iraq War and Walked for the World. I too am tired, but I have one march (at least) left in me.
To Strasbourg and back if needs be. For what? For an independent inquiry into the Lockerbie disaster which arguably brought about the greatest miscarriage of justice in our history – ever.
But I'm older and sadder and (if not wiser) certainly more tired than Mr MacAskill. Please spare me the effort. Order an Independent Public Inquiry into the shame that brought about Megrahi's conviction. Stifle your 'we've-heard-it-all-before' yawns: when, until now, has Crown Office been described as being "institutionally corrupt"? (Scottish Law Reporter 17 Oct).
If your hands are clean;
If the hands of your Law Officers and those in Crown Office are clean;
If what happened at Camp Zeist can be said to be clean;
What sir, have you to fear?