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# scottish-government - Monday 15 October, 2012

Scottish independence: Will they stay or will they go?

David Cameron will sign a deal with Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond later, outlining plans for a referendum on Scottish independence.

# scottish-government - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has met with US senators who believe that BP may have made an deal in exchange for the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Senators believe that Libya, an oil-rich country, struck a profitable oil deal with BP in return for Scotland allowing the Lockerbie bomber to return home.

Al-Megrahi was released from his prison sentence by the Scottish authorities on compassionate grounds, following a medical report that said he had no more than three months to live as he was suffering from terminal cancer.

However, al-Megrahi is still alive one year later.

The Scottish government said yesterday that it had published all information relating to al-Megrahi’s release ‘where we had the necessary permission to do so’.

Senators met with Cameron for nearly an hour last night to discuss an investigation into the possible oil deal that might have secured al-Megrahi’s release.

New York senator Chuck Schumer said: “We made the case that there’s just too much suspicion here to sort of brush this aside.”

However, while Cameron condemned the prisoner’s release, he seems reluctant to investigate the possibility of an oil deal being struck between BP and Libya. He has already quashed calls for an investigation in the UK.