Mr Miliband strongly rejected the suggestion that the Government had wanted Megrahi to be released so that commercial relations with Libya could be improved.
He said: "I really reject that entirely; that is a SLUR both on myself and the Government".
But on Libyan TV their was Colonel Gaddafi's son saying that Mr Blair raised the Megrahi case repeatedly to smooth the way for British firms to tap into Libya's energy reserves.He told the Al Mutawassit channel: 'In all commercial contracts, for oil and gas with Britain, (Megrahi) was always on the negotiating table.' Mr Gaddafi, who discussed the case with Business Secretary Lord Mandelson when they met in Corfu just weeks ago, hailed Megrahi's the release as a 'victory' for all Libyans.
Now a definition of a SLUR is:
To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
Just what this "government is" and nu liebore have been doing to the nation since they came on the scene.
The Prime Minister wrote to the Libyan leader asking him to 'act with sensitivity'. Instead, Megrahi was given a hero's welcome in scenes described by President Barack Obama as 'highly objectionable'. Does kamikaze Brown really think that anyone takes any notice of him now! Everyone knows his 'tough' on terrorism' stance was just meaningless words and to prove it he has been party to setting free the perpetrator of the worst act of terrorism in the UK.
Whilst I have compassion for the man who is dying, he is nevertheless is a murderer of 270 times over. What a trio we have in Bliar, Brown and Mandelson - no doubt seeing themselves as the 'three wise men', whilst I view them as a comedy act on a par with the Marx Brothers.