February 13th, 2011

Selective Amnesia

Jack Straw has come out fighting over Lockerbie. Following on from last week’s revelations, David Rose in the Mail claims:

“Mr Straw said that Mr Salmond and Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill both told him personally that they would be prepared to let Abdelbaset Al Megrahi go home to Libya in return for political concessions from Westminster.”

How does that fit in with the “there was no deal” line?”


86 Comments

  1. 1
    Mrs Bowden says:

    Sorry but Billy is taking a shit

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  2. 3
    D Boyd says:

    Surely this was not another decision motivated by oil

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  3. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    Gutless Labour as usual

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    • 16
      Eeu to me says:

      Come on Guido,politicians have a duty to blame everybody but themselves and where possible to take credit for other peoples endevours.

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  4. 7
    David Cameron says:

    As was saying about the “Big Society”………………

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  5. 8
    Anonymous says:

    If anyone sane thinks that gtting help with the problems of slopping out and devolving air gun legislation are in any way connected to the freeing of
    “a mass murderer” then I’ll eat my hat.
    Those lawyers ,better informed than I , appear to think that there was dirty work at the trial and Mr Megrahi was innocent, but the establishment in the UK and US wanted a swift end to the proceedings so that the dirt on their hands could be concealed.
    Thanks to Mr Assange ,I doubt that ” out ,out damned spot” is going to work anymore.
    Those like Straw , Blair and Brown who welcomed the Colonel back into the loving arms of the West ( some might say tentacles) have much to explain and they will lie and lie again in order to avoid the truth.

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    • 19
      Steve Miliband says:

      An appeal would have shown up the dodgy conviction, so better to let him go than find the real bombers

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      • 85
        Lord Gnome says:

        Oi Guido, haven’t you heard, Megrahi was fitted up and the real reason they let him out was to avoid the embarrassment of the appeal which would have revealed the truth for once.

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    • 20
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      Don’t fret – the problem can be solved – or the lies compunded – by imprisoning Mr Assange on false charges as well.

      Nobody will be bothered as long as they can buy iPods and HDTVs and read in the Daily Mail that the shitty little shoebox they live in is worth £300K.

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  6. 13
    Cynic says:

    Misfeasance in Public Office Charges anyone?

    Where is Inspector Knacker when you need him? Or perhaps both Inspector Knacker and Superintendent MacKnacker in this case.

    Should Guido start a ‘Lock MacAskill Up’ campaign?

    Perhaps he could serve the rest of the sentence of the mass murderer he let go free?

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  7. 14
    They're all smug, sneering Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssbergs whom I wish to bum intensely says:

    The one magnificent development of this story is the fact Gordon McMental wont be going on any highly paid lecture tours of shitsville US of A anytime soon.

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  8. 27
    Anonymous says:

    The antics of the Blair/Brown years are almost surreal. Every time another scandal comes to light, the NuLab/Scots/Welsh politicians in power then in an even worse light.

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  9. 28
    Ed Milliband says:

    Are new polithcy isth to deny we were evther in governmenth.

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    • 32
      Steph Flanderers, drenched in Ed's spunk says:

      Ed darling, you keep throwing out the lies, and me and me colleagues will be giving it everything we’ve got.

      Btw are you still using me bicycle seat?

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  10. 29
    Anonymous says:

    strangely its wall to wall egypy coverage on the msm

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  11. 35

    I feel sorry for Labour. If they do not know what the truth is in the first place, how can they be sure that they are always telling lies as normal. They must live on their nerve ends wondering.

    Heavens, they might tell the truth by accident and then their position would be hopelessly compromised…

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    • 37
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Blair would have known what to do – he was a consummate liar and would have never lied unknowingly or told the truth unless absolutely unavoidable.

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      • 39

        It is strange. I always found him unconvincing, even in John Smith’s days. We never knew how tragic Smith’s death was going to turn out to be.

        I have had many people, whose judgment I respect, say things like, “Oh, but he is a wonderful speaker!” I used to have to reply, “I do not think so at all.”

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        • 52
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          It’s interesting – I saw John Major speak at a function a while back – he is much much better than he ever came across in the electronic media.

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        • 55
          Anonymous says:

          I completely agree CRMM.

          The first time I saw him on the telly I thought ‘This koon’t is bad news and he sounds really insincere when he speaks’.

          Nothing in the intervening years has made me change my mind.

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  12. 36
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    It is quite clear that a major coverup is going on here and also quite clear that Brown and Straw are involved up to their eyeballs. Brown is using the dignified silence approach to avoid confronting his responsibility while Straw is just lying through his teeth.

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    • 71
      Lord Micheal Jay says:

      I was Jack Straw’s Permanent Undersecretary at the FCO and friend

      I was Tony Blair’s sharpa

      They never told a lie…

      ROFL..not did I of course…that’s why I got a life peerage… ROFL

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      • 72
        MI6 says:

        Are you really a member of the House of Ermin Vermin Michael ?

        I knew you as Old Labour Marxist c”unt at university

        Smugg and self-satisfied…

        Funny how you have turned your vest 100% and become a proitectror of the lying frauds that were and ..!

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    • 76
      MI5 says:

      This cast conspiracy of New Labour to fraud, lie to and disinform the people of Britain is only beginning to be known…

      The truth will out my Lady…

      And about their acolytes…

      Guido, who was the only one at the time with the balls to denounce some of these gcriminal frauds like Macbride, Watson, Draper, Balls, Byrne, Mandelson and Campbell but it continue…

      The shame is that this Coalition Government are not helping us…

      Despite the multiple criminal offenses of New labour…

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  13. 40

    *** ffs, it took 18 hours last time … ***

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    • 64
      Tower Hamlets Tourism Authority says:

      Well done, check’s in the post! Why go to Belgium when you can get it all in TH… and we do mean *all*!

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  14. 41
    Down With Brown! says:

    Oil for realising terrorists.

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  15. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Straw is a known Liar and this is all to save Iain Gray and the Scottish Labour Party from melt down

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  16. 49
    the general public says:

    David Rose said so it must be true then!!!!! Come on Guido, jack Straw is a weasel who would have put this into the public domain long before now had it been true. Where was your “double sourcing” on this one?

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  18. 56

    Dopo il ritorno di Guido dalla città del Vaticano e il suo pubblico con il Papa, il Regno Unito lascia l’Unione europea e si unisce nuova congregazione europeo del Papa e l’unica cosa che dobbiamo fare è convertire ai cattolici romani. Divertimento per costituenti signor Straw. Ci sarà un nuovo programma di costruzione della cattedrale di eventuali centri di popolazione di 10.000 o più, e questo fornirà 100.000 posti di lavoro.

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    • 80
      Translates as says:

      After the return of Guido from the Vatican City and its audience with the Pope, the UK leaves the European Union and joins the European new congregation of the Pope and the only thing we have to do is convert to Roman Catholics. Fun for constituents Mr Straw. There will be a new program of building the cathedral of any population centers of 10,000 or more, and this will provide 100,000 jobs.

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  19. 57
    Gadfly says:

    The DM article also mentions Kevin Pringle’s reply on behalf of Mr Salmond, i.e. “the Scots’ own documentary record contained no evidence of a proposed deal and it would have been irrelevant because Megrahi was eventually freed on compassionate grounds, not under the PTA.”

    That surely has more credence than Mr Straw’s ‘memory’.

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  20. 58
    Jack Straw's rate bill says:

    Daily telegraph 13.2.2011. 2 months after learning that MP’s expenses were to be made public, he admitted he had claimed full rates on his second home forgetting about the 50% zero occupancy discount and refunded £1395 and £136 though on the bill for 2007, Straw had written for his staff a note “say its not zero occupancy…I live there”.
    Old Devine must be so wishing he had been a cabinet minister….or PM even…he could have got his brother to pay his cleaning bills…totally legimate of course.. and then naturally we would have understood and forgiven the confusion.

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    • 66
      Jack Ass Straw says:

      I always use influence old chap

      To get myself off the hook

      I have never believed in anything since I was President of the NUS

      But I am fucking rich now you see on my unprincipled behaviour

      Made a career out of it you see…

      But birds of a feather…like old Mandeson used to say

      It’s better to lie for years and make a firtune

      Than never to lie at all…

      PS Join the Labour self-enriching and anti-democratic nihilists old chap

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  21. 60

    I spy al-Megrahi . . . juggling citrus fruits and swinging to Sinatra! http://thecurrerball.wordpress.com/

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  22. 65
    Letwin always under the radar says:

    I know the Tories always try and hide me…

    But I do exist…

    My parents were right about a lot of things

    But I cannot or will not express them…

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  23. 68
    • 69
      Libyan Opposition spokesman says:

      Kick the muderer Gaddafi out of power like Mubarak

      Cut off his balls

      And stuiff them in his mouth as is usual in the region…

      Along with his collaborator Tony Blair

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      • 70
        Madoff Mandeslon says:

        Hey..you cannot do that…

        He is the father of my friend and business partner…

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        • 73
          Fabians are Evil says:

          How does that fit in with the “there was no deal” line?”

          Answer: It fits perfectly, it’s absolutely fucking typical, money at some stage will have gone to the Labour party, and English taxpayers money will have gone to Scotland.

          I hope the Devil has a particularly nasty corner in Hell for all of these bastards

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  24. 83
    annnnonyperson says:

    What Jack ‘Man of’ Straw seems to overlook is that for a dirty deal to be done, two sides must be involved. Including HIS Labour government…

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  25. 84
    don't forget Purcell says:

    Aye right Guido aka Bollocks!

    If you really want to bring down Scotland, I think you should focus your attention on Scottish Labour Gangsters.

    Have a look at http://www.newsnetscotland.com/

    Todays exclusive on the Jim Devine case

    “It has emerged that a director at Armstrong Printing Ltd, Margaret Brisley, is also a sitting Labour councillor at Stirling council.”

    http://www.stirling.gov.uk/margaret_brisley?tab=1&ward=7

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