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Times poll: 61% think al-Megrahi release was about oil, not compassion

Publié par Clifford Armion le 28/08/2009

Peter Riddell

"Gordon Brown's Government faces widespread public suspicion that the release of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, had more to do with oil than his terminal cancer.

"A special Populus poll for The Times, conducted on Wednesday, reveals widespread public criticism of the release and scepticism about the reasons, with much of the blame falling on the Prime Minister.

"The poll followed the public defence of the release by Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Minister, on Monday and Mr Brown's comments the following day."

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"Times poll: 61% think al-Megrahi release was about oil, not compassion", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 17/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/times-poll-61-think-al-megrahi-release-was-about-oil-not-compassion