Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Detention for Blair?

Bill Wilson MSP lodged the motion below in the Scottish Parliament today.

You may wish to pay particular attention this bit: " “a rule of customary international law is a rule of Scots law” and considers that, this being the case, the appropriate Scottish law enforcement agencies have the power to investigate the conclusions of the Dutch commission and the role of the former UK Prime Minister, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, in waging a war of aggression, and looks forward to his detention and indictment."


So, I presume then, that he is advocating that Scots police nip over the border, or to whichever country Tony Blair is gracing with presence, arrests him and brings him back to Scotland for a fair trial?

If the SNP are reluctant to jail anyone in the first place, and then releases an already convicted mass murderer, then what would be the point of trying to put Blair on trial?


S3M-05525 Bill Wilson (West of Scotland) (SNP): That the Parliament
welcomes the finding of an independent Dutch commission that UN Security Council Resolution 1441 “cannot reasonably be interpreted as authorising individual member states to use military force to compel Iraq to comply with the Security Council’s resolutions, without authorization from the Security Council”; notes that data gathered by Opinion Research Business indicated that, in September 2007, approximately one million Iraqi citizens had died as a result of the invasion of that country; further notes that, according to media reports, Hans Blix considers that the invasion was illegal and believes that the former UK Prime Minister and former US President misled the public; acknowledges that, according to the High Court of Justiciary in Lord Advocate’s Reference No.1 of 2000, “a rule of customary international law is a rule of Scots law” and considers that, this being the case, the appropriate Scottish law enforcement agencies have the power to investigate the conclusions of the Dutch commission and the role of the former UK Prime Minister, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, in waging a war of aggression, and looks forward to his detention and indictment.

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