Commenting on an interview with Jack Straw in which he accepts that trade deals including a BP oil deal resulted in the UK Government switching position and including Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi in a Prisoner Transfer Agreement with Libya, having previously agreed with the Scottish Government that he should be excluded from the PTA, SNP MP and Westminster Leader Angus Robertson said:
"The Prisoner Transfer Agreement was always tainted – Jack Straw is now admitting it – and Kenny MacAskill was absolutely right to reject the PTA application. Jack Straw's admission that trade was at the heart of the UK Government’s actions over al-Megrahi confirms the wisdom of the Scottish Government in opposing this Prisoner Transfer Agreement from the start, and of the Justice Secretary in rejecting the application.
"In contrast to the UK Government’s dodgy deal in the desert, Scotland’s Justice Secretary made his decision to grant compassionate release to send al-Megrahi back to Libya to die on judicial grounds alone, according to the due process of Scots Law. Kenny Macaskill made the right decision for the right reasons, which is why support has surged forward to 45%, while opposition has fallen to the same level.”
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