In another nasty story about Labour, (is there any other kind?), a deal was stitched up by Jack Straw in Libya when he was Foreign Secretary in 2006 over the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London, shot by someone inside the embassy in 1984. Agreement was reached secretly in Tripoli that any trial for her murder would take place in Libya. Needless to say, trade deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds were being negotiated at the time and this was part of those negotiations.
Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Libya, said ministers had never disclosed the deal. He said, "I think they deliberately misled us and I find it extraordinary that the Foreign Office have tried to mislead myself and the Fletcher family."
Queenie Fletcher, Yvonne's mother, said she had not been informed of a deal. "They should have informed us. We were never told they'd agreed to this. No, never."
Shadow foreign secretary William Hague said: "This is yet further evidence of the need for an independent inquiry into the Government's handling of this whole affair."
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