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  1. October 26, 2010

    Lawyer ruling set to reopen Scottish cases

    Thousands of criminal cases could be open to appeal after a Supreme Court ruling that Scottish police can no longer question...

  2. October 15, 2010

    Scottish government warns of effect of cuts

    The Scottish government has warned the chancellor not to endanger the recovery by imposing public expenditure cuts next week...

  1. July 23, 2010

    Straw denies responsibility for Megrahi release

    Jack Straw, the former UK justice minister, on Friday declined to attend a US Senate hearing into the release of the man...

  2. July 22, 2010

    Straw to consider attending Megrahi probe

    Jack Straw, the former UK justice secretary, said on Thursday night he would consider the “highly unusual” invitation to...

  3. July 21, 2010

    Salmond has ‘no regret’ on Megrahi release

    Scotland’s first minister insisted on Wednesday that he had “no regrets” about his devolved government’s decision to free...

  4. October 17, 2009

    Salmond sets out terms for hung parliament

    The Scottish National party will present a ‘shopping list’ costing more than £800m as the price of its support - if it wins...

  5. October 16, 2009

    SNP proclaim economic recovery of neighbours

    The Scottish National party claimed on Friday that the countries neighbouring Scotland formed an “arc of recovery” that...

  6. September 4, 2009

    The west plays Gaddafi’s game

    Whether or not Libya’s Colonel Muammer Gaddafi considers himself a Leninist, there are plenty of capitalists eager – as...

  7. September 4, 2009

    SNP compassion

    The Scottish government's release of the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds is more understandable when viewed in...

  8. September 4, 2009

    Scottish compassion

    Notebook (Brian Groom): The Scottish government's release of the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds is more...

  9. September 3, 2009

    Scots government defeated over Libyan

    Scotland's government was defeated but defiant last night after the parliament in Edinburgh censured it for the...

  10. September 3, 2009

    SNP hopes to ride out storm over Megrahi

    The Scottish government was defeated but defiant last night after Holyrood censured its controversial decision to free the...

  11. September 2, 2009

    US maintains pressure over Megrahi

    US politicians and diplomats maintained the pressure on both the UK and Libya on Wednesday over the release and repatriation...

  12. September 2, 2009

    Letters show London altered stance on Lockerbie bomber

    Official letters released yesterday demonstrate the extent to which the UK government changed its position on the possible...

  13. September 2, 2009

    Brown accused of 'double deal'

    Gordon Brown was last night accused of "double dealing" over the Lockerbie bomber, after official documents suggested the...

  14. August 31, 2009

    Straw letters rekindle Megrahi row

    The government dropped an attempt to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from its prisoner transfer agreement with Libya two years...

  15. August 31, 2009

    Lockerbie revelation provokes MP anger

    The British government dropped an attempt to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from its prisoner transfer agreement with Libya...

  16. August 30, 2009

    Straw letters rekindle Lockerbie bomber row

    The British government dropped an attempt to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from its prisoner transfer agreement with Libya...

  17. August 26, 2009

    Brown 'repulsed' by Libyan bomber's welcome

    Gordon Brown said yesterday he was "angry and repulsed" by the rapturous reception given to the Lockerbie bomber on his...

  18. August 25, 2009

    Bomber’s welcome in Libya ‘repulsed’ Brown

    Gordon Brown said on Tuesday he was “angry and repulsed” by the rapturous reception given to the Lockerbie bomber on his...

  19. August 25, 2009

    UK PM dragged into Lockerbie furore

    Gordon Brown, UK prime minister, was yesterday attacked for a "cowardly" refusal to condemn the release of the Lockerbie...

  20. August 25, 2009

    Edinburgh's decision

    Isn't Scotland part of the UK? Yes, since the Act of Union in 1707. However, Scotland has enjoyed a limited form of...

  21. August 25, 2009

    Gordon Brown's tactical silence

    News blog (George Parker): Gordon Brown kicked off the week by congratulating England's cricket team for winning the Ashes...

  22. August 25, 2009

    Bomber’s welcome angers Scots

    Scotland’s beleaguered justice secretary has accused Libya of breaking a promise not to give the freed Lockerbie bomber a...

  23. August 25, 2009

    MacAskill suffers Lockerbie onslaught

    Kenny MacAskill, Scotland's justice secretary, yesterday faced a barrage of criticism in the Scottish parliament over his...

  24. August 25, 2009

    Brown ducks flak in furore over Lockerbie

    Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister, yesterday came under heavy fire for failing to criticise - or comment on at all -...

  25. August 24, 2009

    Lockerbie’s fallout

    The rumbling after the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, has turned into...

  26. August 24, 2009

    Q&A: Scotland’s decision

    Isn’t Scotland part of the UK? Yes, since the Act of Union in 1707. However, Scotland has enjoyed a limited form of...

  27. August 24, 2009

    Brown under fire over Lockerbie release

    Gordon Brown has been attacked for a “cowardly” refusal to condemn the release of the Lockerbie bomber and accused of...

  28. August 24, 2009

    Lockerbie decision was 'Scottish'

    The government attempted to distance itself yesterday from the escalating international row over Scotland's freeing of the...

  29. August 24, 2009

    UN protest urged over bomber

    A senior US senator has called for the United Nations to protest over the hero's welcome given to Libya's freed Lockerbie...

  30. August 24, 2009

    US senator calls for UN protest

    A senior US senator has called for the United Nations to protest over the hero's welcome given in Libya to Abdelbaset Ali...

  31. August 23, 2009

    Labour divided ahead of Lockerbie debate

    Opposition MSPs appeared to be divided over the Scottish government’s decision to free the Lockerbie bomber ahead of a...

  32. August 23, 2009

    UN protest urged over Lockerbie bomber

    A senior US senator has called for the United Nations to protest over the hero’s welcome given to Libya’s freed Lockerbie...

  33. August 21, 2009

    Q&A: Release avoids risk of ‘martyrdom’

    Why was it a decision for the Scottish government? Scotland has had a separate legal system and prison service since...

  34. August 21, 2009

    Justice and power

    Scottish justice minister Kenny MacAskill used his 15 minutes of fame to full effect this week, explaining the release of...

  35. August 21, 2009

    Obama calls for Libya bomber's house arrest

    President Barack Obama yesterday criticised Scotland's decision to free the Lockerbie bomber, and called on Libya to keep...

  36. August 21, 2009

    Obama calls for Libya bomber's house arrest

    President Barack Obama yesterday criticised Scotland's decision to free the Lockerbie bomber, and called on Libya to keep...

  37. August 21, 2009

    Lockerbie bomber returns home to die

    The Lockerbie bomber, who has terminal prostate cancer, has been freed on compassionate grounds by the Scottish government...

  38. August 21, 2009

    US hits at decision to free Lockerbie bomber

    The US government yesterday strongly criticised Scotland's decision to free the Lockerbie bomber, who has terminal prostate...

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