Cameron asks for Brown’s view on freed bomber

Author: By Craig Woodhouse, Press Association

Meanwhile the BBC reported that Britain was considering canceling a visit to
Libya next month by Prince Andrew, who has visited the country several times
in his role as a British trade ambassador. Andrew’s office said a visit for
next month was in the planning stages and that Buckingham Palace was taking
advice from the Foreign Office. The Foreign Office could not confirm the
visit would be cancelled.

Mr Cameron said that while the move had been widely condemned across the
world, including by US president Barack Obama, it was “curious”
that Mr Brown had not expressed his views.

“We are entitled to know what you and your ministers have said to the
Libyan authorities on this matter, and to the Scottish Justice Secretary,”
he wrote.

“Above all, I believe that the public are entitled to know what you think
of the decision to release Megrahi, and whether you consider it was right or

“I hope you will now take the opportunity to make your own view clear.”

Yesterday Mr Cameron described the move to release the only man convicted of
the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 as “a very bad decision” and “the
product of some completely nonsensical thinking”.

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