SIR – The only thing more excruciating than watching the release of Mr Megrahi to a hero’s welcome in Libya was the truly toe-curling performance of Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, proclaiming that this decision had not impaired Scotland’s relations with America.It'll be interesting to see the likes of Mr Doe's and indeed the irate Americans of Boycott Scotland etc to the likely outcome of this afternoon:
Gathering from the calls that I received at my desk from irate Americans I would respectively suggest Mr Salmond is totally wrong. For once I was very glad to pinpoint my nationality as English and certainly not Scottish or even British. Maybe this is the way forward?
The Scottish government is facing likely defeat in a Holyrood debate over its handling of the case of the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber.Who then will have the truest claim to speak for Scotland in this particuliar case?
Opposition MSPs are expected to join forces to defeat a government motion backing the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds.