Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Nat West Three's Labour links

tOne of the ironies of the Nat West Three affair is that one of the accused springs from the heart of the Scottish Labour establishment.

Gary Mulgrew is the stepson* of Dr Norman Godman who was MP for Greenock and Inverclyde (and its earlier incarnations) between 1983 and 2001. His mother is Trish Godman, MSP for West Renfrewhire since 1999 and a deputy presiding officer at Holyrood.

She is quoted by the BBC as saying:

"The treaty under which my son was extradited is one-sided, unjust, ignores the principles of due process and is a licence to breach the rights of British citizens"...

"I also have grave concerns over the way ministers and most Labour MPs dealt with their case before they went to America."

* Not the son, as I originally suggested.

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