A Foreign Office minister sent Libyan officials detailed legal advice on how to use Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s cancer diagnosis to ensure he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.Lying, cheating, self-serving and self-regarding scumbags - and they call it political diplomacy.
The Duke of York is also said to have played a behind-the-scenes role in encouraging the terrorist’s release.
The Libyans closely followed the advice which led to the controversial release of Megrahi – who was convicted of the murder of 270 passengers on Pan Am Flight 103 – within months of the Foreign Office’s secret intervention.
From the same newspaper - we're being taken for fools. Why don't we just roll over for all dictators of oil-rich countries - oh, sorry, we already do. Shameful.
UPDATE: Cold, callous and brutal