I have a piece in today’s Observer about the proposal to release the Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing on compassionate grounds. It is one thing to free the dying Ronnie Biggs – who never hurt anyone. Quite another to release a dying man convicted of the murder of 270 people on any grounds other than that an appeal court has decided that he is not guilty. But it looks as if the Scottish nationalist politicians in charge of the case are preparing to do just that. By my reckoning, he will have served one year for every 30 people he murdered.
I picked up two impressions as I researched the article last week..