Libyan Lockerbie Prisoner Exchange: Bliar a Corporate Whore

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by MrPVRd, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. The depths to which this country descends seems to know no bounds. I am close to being physically sickened by the debasement of office and the wilful constitutional disregard displayed by Bliar.

    There is the burning issue of a "memorandum of understanding" signed by Bliar and Gadaffi (the latter being the "right" sort of Arab, not to be blown up or tortured, ie "rich"). This MoU is one page long, was signed last month and raises the prosepct of prisoner transfer to Libya from the UK. That is sleazy enough, but it gets worse.

    The highest-profile prisoner is the so-called Lockerbie Bomber, Mr Al-Megrani. I share the widespread doubt as to his guilt, but that is besides the point for the moment. Mr Al-Megrani was tried in the Hague under the jurisdiction of Scots Law, convicted and sentenced to life, currently in Greenock Prison.

    This is where it gets complicated. Scots Law and the Scottish justice system is independent from Westminster, and the Scottish justice minister and the Lord Advocate are the top law types in Scotland. Were they consulted prior to the MoU? Was the Scottish parliament informed? Nope. The MoU was probably discussed well before the Scottish elections with the expectation that the poodle McConnell would still be in post. The MoU does say that the legal jurisdictions will need to agree on such a transfer, but what is the point of a MoU if it not a fait accompli at the point of signature? Salmond is understandably furious over this, and the other political leaders in Scotland are backing him. Note that the MoU was never presented to - let alone debated within - the Westminster parliament, and the House of Commons Library was refused a copy.

    What is all this about? Simple. Bliar is firmly in the pocket of BAE. He is probably bought and paid for by other multinationals, but he is BAE's b!tch. When Bliar first kissed the hand of Colonel Gadaffi back in 2004, BAE were straight in after him. Also, witness the cancellation of the SFO investigation into serious fraud, supposedly to save British jobs (oops, not a valid reason according to the OECD, and not mentioned by Goldsmith) or to stop the Saudis refusing to share intelligence in The War Against Terror (what stalwart allies they are!). Bliar won't have received a penny yet, but he will cash in the IOUs and make a few more bob trying to butter up Dubya and prevent the US from screwing over BAE big time while his waning influence still lasts (corruption isn't a problem for Bush or his pals, as long as it is the right sort of corruption).

    Sickening. Thank God he is going. He has no shame, no scruples and has thoroughly debased the office of prime minister and dragged this country through the mire of sleaze in a way no other has done.
     
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