Lockerbie release could topple SNP government
Angus Macleod, Suzy Jagger and Richard Kerbaj
"Scotland's government faces a fight for its survival as the furore over its decision to free the Lockerbie bomber escalated last night.
"Opposition parties north of the Border are preparing to hold a confidence vote over the decision by Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Secretary, to free Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi. Alex Salmond, the First Minister, has confirmed that he would resign if the Holyrood vote went against him.
"The development comes after a weekend of fierce criticism from the United States of the decision on the ground of compassion to return al-Megrahi to Libya, where he was fêted as a hero on his return."
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"Lockerbie release could topple SNP government", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/lockerbie-release-could-topple-snp-government