The southern part of Glasgow will be dismayed to learn that its beloved member of parliament has gone all bashful again, and has unaccountably felt the need to publish his latest comic masterpiece - an "interview with Kenny MacAskill" to mark the second anniversary of Megrahi's release - under his "Bomber Admin" pseudonym. Here are a couple of highlights...
"KM: Er… Look, Gordon Brown wanted him released as well – not just me!
LH: And did you consult the then Prime Minister about your decision to release Al-Megrahi?
KM: Are you joking? Of course I didn’t!
LH: So what difference does it make wherther Gordon Brown wanted him released or not?"
Well, I suppose one difference it makes is that it causes some of us to wonder how on earth a Labour website has the brass neck to continue making criticisms of Megrahi's release when even the dogs on the street know that, if a Labour administration had been in power at Holyrood, he would still have been released - but on Gordon Brown's say-so, and for the good of British business, rather than according to the due process of Scots Law.
"LH: And Iain Gray objected to the release, didn’t he? He disagreed with Gordon Brown."
Ah, I think I see where you're going astray here, Tom/"LH"/"Admin". Nominal disobedience to a UK Labour Prime Minister for tactical reasons is a luxury open to a Scottish Labour leader, but only in opposition. Perhaps that's why Iain Gray showed such eagerness to stay there?