Regular readers will know how infuriated I was when David Cameron did his U-turn and conceded to a meeting with the four US senators who have been aggressively calling for the Scottish and UK governments to have an inquiry regarding the release of Al-Megrahi. Since the meeting with Cameron the vociferous senators have touted themselves round the US television studios reiterating Cameron doesn't 'rule out' an inquiry into the Scottish government's handling of the release of Megrahi and the association of BP in the decision.
It's not that I disagree with free speech, but yesterday I found Cameron's denouncement of the Scottish government's decision quite disgraceful from a UK Prime Minister. In all my 64 years I've never heard a UK Prime Minister insult any UK country on the world stage in the manner David Cameron has in his few days of fawning and wooing Obama. It has become more and more embarrassing to watch.
The resurrection of the Al-Megrahi affair has even brought one of my favourite bloggers back to his keyboard after insisting he could no longer contribute and believe me, he's a man who does know Scottish law. Along with others who smell the hypocrisy, Ian Hamilton decries Cameron's behaviour in the US - something which will haunt David Cameron and the Tory party in Scotland for years to come. Cameron knows the Thatcher era resulted in Scotland being bereft of Tory politicians for years and now he's ensured that Scotland will be bereft of tories possibly forever. Even staunch tories here are shocked by his impropriety. We don't take unwarranted or unproven criticism lightly here.
There may be questions about the Magrahi conviction and release to answer, but for Cameron to stand on the world stage and condemn the Scottish government for their decision, when he's not even fully aware of all the details - because the last Westminster government and US governments refused permission for the Scottish government to release all communications -shows the shallowness of the man's knowledge.
Last night there was an excellent interview on Newsnight Scotland with a UN observer at the Lockerbie trial, a Scottish lawyer who is an expert in American politics and Dr Swire, who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie bombing. Dr Swire firmly stated: "Scotland should hold her head up high over all this". You can view the programme here.
Has Cameron bitten off more than he can chew? He'd better believe it. I suggest all Scots interested in ensuring Scotland is treated with respect on the world stage by the British PM should write to their MP saying just that. I intend to do so. I also thought I would write directly to David Cameron, then decided I'd be wasting my time. The new Prime Minister regards Scotland as nothing more than a political punchbag.
Is this the straw that will break the camel's back in Scotland and make us realise we must take control of our own country and not attached ourselves to those politicians in the UK government who wish to destroy us worldwide?