Tuesday 1 September 2009


It seems we are now expected to swallow the latest "evidence" to be produced later today by Downing Street and the SNP Government in Scotland which will "absolve" Brown, Mandelson and Straw of any wrongdoing.

"Downing Street will publish today "all relevant" correspondence between UK ministers and the Scottish government relating to the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

No 10 said "all relevant correspondence between ministers and the Scottish executive" would be released this afternoon. London and Edinburgh agreed to release the documents after Kenny MacAskill, the SNP Scottish justice secretary who released Megrahi on compassionate grounds last month, said he hoped to publish all relevant papers"

Once again they follow the old overused Labour method of defence:

Deny everything and pass the blame to an already set up scapegoat - in this case, the Scottish Government.

1)Gordon says it was a matter for them and he had nothing to do with it and, like Macavity, he wasn't even there!
At this point you know he is lying through his teeth.

2) Mandelson comes with his usual defence of being all "hurt" and finds the accusations "offensive".
At this point you know he is lying through his teeth.

3) Straw denies writing any letters or being involved with the decision to release Megrahi.
At this point you know he is lying through his teeth.

4) Some public-spirited chap in Whitehall leaks the appropriate document exposing the truth to the press which Straw shamelessly tries to justify and tap-dances around unconvincingly.
At this point you are absolutely positive they are all lying through their teeth.

The documents produced later today will either be incomplete, be heavily redacted like MP's expenses, (expect plenty of black ink cover-ups), or in the case of the most incriminating documents, the Downing Street shredders will probably have been working overtime this past couple of days.

So, quite frankly, it doesn't matter how much they try to "draw a line under it", to use one of their favourite catchphrases, this is not going to go away - they won't get off with it that easily.

You can find their whole sorry excuse over at The Guardian, where even they are having trouble believing it!


Anonymous said...

Jeez... When the Lefties lose the Guardian, the jig is just about up.

Anonymous said...

Why do they even bother? No-one is going to believe it, not even the faithful.

Pathetic ...

Barking Spider said...

You're not kidding, Nickie, they are dead men walking.

Barking Spider said...

I agree entirely, Edgar, it is past the point of unbelievable - the fact they carry on in the same old way only goes to show how desperate they are with their heads buried in the sand, travelling in ever-decreasing circles.

All Seeing Eye said...

It's not the letters between London and Scotland Town Hall which are important, it's the nods and winks between London and the tent in the desert.

Mind you, it is fun watching the whole Megrahi ball of string gently and elegantly unravel. Unless the media get bored with the story there is still a good chance of blood here.

Barking Spider said...

I'm certainly hoping for some blood, ASE. There was a glimpse on Sky News today of one page that was like a UFO report or the "redacted" version of MP's expenses, there was so much black ink - it consisted of about one and a half paragraphs followed by complete blackout! Strangely enough, I haven't seen it again, since!!!!

I completely agree with you about the nods and winks in the tent but it IS great fun watching them squirm.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope our whistleblower is scrutinising what has been released.

He'll no doubt find that the documents released will only pertain to Labour's "narrative".

Might we expect further leaks?

Barking Spider said...

Oh, I do hope so, Fausty! If I were him, I'd be looking for someone sympathetic, the Telegraph, perhaps, and really stick it to them - he might even bring this rotten government down!

Snarky Basterd said...

Nope...no oil forthcoming here. We swear it. Our leaders did NOT act in defiance of our country.

Yeah...we hear such bullshit all the time across the pond.

Barking Spider said...

They all take us for fools on both sides of the pond, Dr. Dave, but no-one believes a word they say anymore. Both Brown and Obama will find that out with a vengeance next year!

Anonymous said...

"it's the nods and winks between London and the tent in the desert"

Eyeman, you said it all right there!

Barking Spider said...

Didn't he just!