RIGHT THAT'S IT. THE GLOVES ARE OFF! FROM NOW ON, I'M JUST GOING
TO SAY WHAT I THINK!
Saturday, 16 October 2010
KENNY MacASKILL-I AM ACCOUNTABLE ONLY TO THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND!
The man who controversially freed the Lockerbie bomber has insisted he is accountable to the Scottish Parliament and "no other".
On Friday, he told delegates at the SNP annual conference in Perth that he answered to Holyrood and no-one else, "irrespective of their size, status or power".
Mr MacAskill did not explicitly mention the Lockerbie case or Megrahi in his address to the SNP conference. But he told delegates it was a "great privilege" to be both a member of the Scottish Parliament and the country's Justice Secretary.
Mr MacAskill said he believed he had "upheld the laws and followed the values of Scotland".