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Labour did 'all it could' to secure release of Megrahi

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/08/2011

Nigel Morris and Kim Sengupta

"Gordon Brown's government did "all it could" to help Libya secure the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, a report by Britain's top civil servant concluded yesterday.

"Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, said that ministers developed a policy which was designed to "facilitate" the release of the Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

"The Scottish government claimed that the Brown administration altered its position because of "commercial considerations" - including lobbying by BP, which was preparing to develop oilfields off the Libyan coast."

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"Labour did 'all it could' to secure release of Megrahi", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 26/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/labour-did-all-it-could-to-secure-release-of-megrahi