Darwin shudders

The one man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has died, three years after being released by the Scottish Nationalist government for what was advertised as his last few weeks of life.

Evidently determined never to apologize, SNP leader Alex Salmond defended that release today, saying that “regardless of people’s views they can have complete confidence that it was taken on the basis of the due process of Scots Law.”

As a practical matter, Scots now have full responsibility for “due process of Scots law,” having achieved home rule by a process known as devolution.  A remarkably apt name that, when you think about it.

UPDATE: I edited the last paragraph to avoid the erroneous implication that compassionate release was governed by British law before devolution.

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