LIBYA – former pariah state, backer of terrorism and all round nasty guys. Well that was the view until a wee while ago.
Then global oil prices went up…
Compensation for Lockerbie victims – done
Oil deals with British companies – done
Convicted bomber released – done
Compensation for victims of terror….errrr no, definitely not done.
That compensation debate has gone from no chance, to we’ll set up a special unit, to the Libyans saying that the matter is closed and go to courts if you think you have a chance…
Gordon Brown’s flip-flopping backwards and forwards now means he is eligible to go on Top Gear and test drive cars ability to change direction quickly.