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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary, should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf.
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day

Leslie Monk

Mrs Monk’s Would-Be Diary .........

Dear David Cameron

Dear David,

28 August 2009

Are you satisfied that Mr al-Megrahi’s conviction was safe.

Last night I watched “10 Rillington Place”, once again on TV. You know what happened then with a jury verdict. Some of the parent’s of the victims of The Lockerbie tragedy are uncomfortable with Mr al-Megrahi’s conviction and while some politicians outside of the USA have made measured responses, others would seem to want to make politics with the matter.

You never seem to find time to reply. Have you been on Holiday?

Your very best friend, Leslie.


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Dear Leslie,

28 August 2009

A lot can supposedly happen in a week in politics. Not under Labour. It was last Thursday that I wrote to the Prime Minister asking him about both the British Government's role in, and his own personal view of, the release of Mr al-Megrahi. One week on and we're still none the wiser.

All he has said is that he was "angry" and "repulsed" by the scenes in Tripoli. Of course he was. So was everyone. Seeing a convicted murderer being treated like a returning hero was disgusting, especially for those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.

But the real questions remain unanswered. To begin with, what dealings has his Government had with that of Libya on this issue? For our part, the Conservative Party will be putting down parliamentary questions to find out.

And most importantly of all, what is Gordon Brown's opinion of the decision to return Mr al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds? I have made my view clear. I think it was wrong. I see no justice in affording mercy to someone who showed no mercy to his victims. Others have expressed similar opinions too.

But what does the Prime Minister think? It's not good enough hiding behind the cloak of constitutional convention and saying this is a devolved matter. On a matter of international importance, which has damaged our reputation abroad and undermined relations with our foremost ally, we need to know what the Prime Minister thinks.

That is a basic requirement of leadership - a quality which once again Gordon Brown has demonstrated he lacks.

David Cameron

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