Saturday, 7 December 2013

Scottish Parliament motion: Lockerbie, 25 Years On

[This is the heading over a motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament on 5 December by Christine Grahame MSP, convener of the Justice Committee.  It reads as follows:]

Motion S4M-08526: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013

Lockerbie, 25 Years On

That the Parliament notes that 21 December 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing when Pan-Am Flight 103 was destroyed over the town of Lockerbie with the loss of all lives on board, 243 passengers, 16 crew, and 11 Lockerbie residents; recognises the commitment of the people of Lockerbie to the memory of those lost, where at the Dryfesdale Cemetery a semi-circular stone wall in the garden of remembrance lists the names and nationalities of all the victims along with individual funeral stones and memorials and also recognises the continuing kindness and sensitivity to relatives of those killed while wishing to restore normality to their town; considers that, notwithstanding the conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi, this remains unfinished business, but, for the moment, simply wishes to express the continuing sorrow at so many lost lives.

[Up to this morning the motion had been supported by the following MSPs:]

Jim Hume, Nigel Don, Angus MacDonald, Bill Kidd, Joan McAlpine, Chic Brodie, Dennis Robertson, Gil Paterson, Annabelle Ewing, Colin Beattie, Christian Allard, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Clare Adamson, John Finnie.

1 comment:

  1. "...considers that, notwithstanding the conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi, this remains unfinished business..."

    i.e., the "conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi" is "finished business".

    In other words, the statement neither conveys any doubt about Megrahi's guilt, nor raises hopes about further inquiries into that matter.

    Hopefully it is just me not understanding it all correctly, otherwise this is as disappointing as it gets.

    Are we so constructed, that we will rather find closure in a lie, than accept that we haven't got the answer yet?

    What a triumph for the liars.