Category Archives: lockerbie

Lockerbie release a year on

Given the nonsense being spouted by US Senators about the release of Megrahi last year I thought I’d look at my original thoughts last year. In the midst of the media reporting I added a couple of comments to The Guardian website. I … Continue reading

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Should you go about interfering in other countries’ judicial processes.

Foreign secretary William Hague today added to the calls from the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee for the Governor of California Arnold Schwarenegger, his justice minister, the US attorney general, and the senior doctor in the California prison service to come to Scotland … Continue reading

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The meeting between MacAskill and Megrahi I – the parliamentary explanations

The release of the documents today regarding the decision making process applicable to the release of Mr Megrahi has generated plenty of publicity elsewhere (and rendered the Scottish labour party position which criticised the substance of the decision to release Megrahi virtually untenable). The legal … Continue reading

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Of The Guardian, corrections and clarifications, and Geoffrey Robertson Qc – Lockerbie expert

Earlier in the week I ploughed through the Guardian website reading articles on Lockerbie. As well as reporting various comments for contempt of court related reasons I stumbled across a fascinating piece by a Geoffrey Robertson QC. You might have heard Geoffrey Robertson QC on the … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Lockerbie legal things

Firstly a thank you to those who have commented on my post in relation to my twitter exchange with Louise Bagshawe either at the post or on posts elsewhere (special thanks to  ). The comments are much appreciated. I had feared … Continue reading

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Lockerbie again – twitter and the delights of correspondence with an A list Tory candidate

I promised a post on MacAskill visiting Megrahi. I’ll do that later in the week, using the Official Report of the Parliament but something came up, something that angered and upset me. So to explain. I like twitter. Initially cynical I … Continue reading

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Lockerbie again

I listened to Kenny macAskill’s statement today on the release of Megrahi. I found him more impressive in audio than on video – but was a little dismayed at the repetition of answers (I think I picked up that it was … Continue reading

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MacAskill: still unfit to be Justice Secretary

I am not going to consider the release of Mr Megrahi today. We all knew it was coming, and adding further comment on a speech from Mr MacAskill that felt at times like one of those dull sermons for which prebyterian … Continue reading

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MacAskill is unfit to be Justice Secretary

Imagine it. Harold Shipman didn’t kill himself in his prison cell. He survived, and years later in 2007 develops cancer. Dying, Shipman applies for compassionate release, and Jack Straw goes to see him prior to taking the decision. How would … Continue reading

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Lockerbie 20 years on – I

Twenty years ago tonight, just after 7 o’clock my mum answered the phone.  My granny was due to phone.  My sisters were staying with my granny – my grandfather having died during the year, and the family not wishing her  to … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – lest we forget

This time of year is always tainted for me for reasons explained below.  Around this time last year I posted on the Lockerbie disaster, which took place nineteen years ago tonight.  Please indulge me as I substantially repost it. I … Continue reading

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Lockerbie

My regular reader will be aware that I have more than a passing interest iun the Lockerbie case having close relatives directly affected by the disaster and having been there in the immediate aftermath.  The appeal of Megrahi, the Libyan … Continue reading

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Death of a Princess

I was at Lockerbie in the aftermath of the disaster.  I saw photographers taking pictures of the dead, of bodies in windows and in trees.  I saw photos published days later of the things I’d seen.  I see them again … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – eighteen years on

I don’t usually do personal stuff on here, so excuse me this.  I am originally from a small town in south west Scotland.  My parents and siblings still live there.  My mother was born and raised in Lockerbie.  Her mother … Continue reading

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