Gordon Brown finally breaks silence on Lockerbie to condemn Libya - Times OnlineGordon Brown today broke his silence on the release of the Lockerbie bomber, saying that he was "angry and repulsed" at the scenes of jubilation in Libya.
The Prime Minister has been under pressure to comment ever since the Scottish Justice Secretary announced last Thursday that he was releasing Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds to go home to die.
The release, less than eight years into al-Megrahi's minimum 28-year term for bombing Pan Am flight 103 with the loss of 270 lives, has prompted outrage in America - and suspicions that the release was secretly negotiated by Westminster to free up trade relations with oil-rich Libya. But Mr Brown has until today refused to say anything to confirm or deny the suspicions.
The Conservatives have condemned Mr Brown's silence on the issue as cowardly, pointing out that he had found the time to comment on England's Ashes victory over Australia.
Is it just me not buying it? Someone high up had something to do with it.
Is it just chance a few days after the release .... Libya invests hundreds of millions into the city of London.