Scottish government defeated in Lockerbie vote

THE Scottish Government was defeated tonight in a Holyrood vote on the Lockerbie affair.

THE Scottish Government was defeated tonight in a Holyrood vote on the Lockerbie affair.

Opposition parties defeated the SNP in a series of votes on the decision by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to free Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds.

In the final vote, the Government was defeated by 73 votes to 50, with one abstention.

SNP ministers had asked the Parliament to endorse Mr MacAskill's decision as "consistent with the principles of Scottish justice".


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