British PM Gordon Brown: There was no 'double-dealing' over Lockerbie bomber(Read article summary)
The prime minister's latest denials come one day after Britain released classified documents regarding the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
Deny. Deny. Deny.
Today – one day after his government released previously classified documents in a bid to quell mounting allegations of ulterior motives in the release of Mr. Megrahi – Mr. Brown again denied any unsavory actions on the part of the British government: "There was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to [Libyan leader] [Col. Muammar] Qaddafi."
It's 'shambolic,' I say
Brown's words come in response to comments from opposition Conservative party leader David Cameron, who leads in the polls less than a year before an election.
"We are now in a shambolic situation where the government has upset one of our most important allies," Mr. Cameron told BBC radio. "They stand accused of double-dealing, saying one thing to the Libyans and something else to the Americans."