Saturday, 30 November 2013

St Andrew, Lockerbie and Luqa

Today is St Andrew’s day.  Andrew the Apostle is the patron saint of Scotland. He is also the patron saint of Luqa in Malta, which falls within St Andrew’s Parish.  The bomb that destroyed Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie is alleged to have started its progress as unaccompanied baggage sent from Luqa Airport via Frankfurt to Heathrow. That version of events cannot survive the researches of Dr Morag Kerr, as set out in her book Adequately Explained by Stupidity? Lockerbie, Luggage and Lies, which is expected to be available on 10 December

It would do great credit to the Scottish Government if it were on this day to reverse its intransigent opposition to holding an independent inquiry into the shameful conviction of Abdelbaset Megrahi. Such an inquiry would remove the stain that that conviction currently casts over both Scotland and Luqa.  Their shared patron saint would surely rejoice.

1 comment:

  1. Now you mention it, I also live in a parish dedicated to St. Andrew.