News from Scottish Labour
Responding to the release of emails which show how the Scottish Government asked well-known figures such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to endorse the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Lewis Macdonald, Scottish Labour’s justice spokesman, said:
“This was an entirely cynical exercise to create the impression that support was flooding in for the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber when the full set of emails show this was not the case.
“The fact that the First Minister used his office to manipulate support for the release of Megrahi is an insult to the Lockerbie families and the majority of Scots who disagreed with Kenny MacAskill.
“In fact, it now appears that not a single one of the supporters of the release of Megrahi actually volunteered support.
“Alex Salmond seems ready to compromise the integrity of absolutely anyone, no matter how eminent, in order to pursue his deceptions on the world stage.”