Friday, 13 December 2013

Time to reopen Lockerbie case

[This is the heading over a letter from Bill McConnell published in today’s edition of The Herald.  It reads as follows:]

Instead of David Mundell spending taxpayers' money jetting off to Washington to remember the events of 25 years ago ("Mundell to attend Washington service in memory of Lockerbie victims", The Herald, December 11), might it not be better to spend his valuable time in persuading the dinosaurs of the Scottish Government and the Crown Office to look at the growing evidence which indicates that Abdel­baset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi was not respon­sible for the tragedy and that the bomb was introduced at Heathrow, instead of Luqa, Malta? [RB: Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC, the chief Crown Office dinosaur, is also going on the Washington jaunt.]

It can only be a vain attempt to try to salvage the reputation of the Scottish legal system which is preventing a further full investigation of these matters and a purdah on any further discussion of the possibility of a miscarriage of justice. Even panels of Scottish judges can get it horribly wrong.

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