Sent to JS (Justice Secretary aka Jack Straw) via 4 email routes
Dear Mr Straw,
It is widely reported that, some two years ago, in your capacity of Justice Secretary, you wrote to Kenny MacAskill, your Scottish counterpart, that it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make al-Megrahi eligible for return to Libya.
As this was done despite assurances to the Americans that he would serve out his sentence in a Scottish jail you must have had compelling reasons.
It would be informative were you now to publish them and, with the benefit of hindsight, comment on the consequences – both foreseeable and unforeseeable.