Blair's secret deal with Gaddafi exposed

An email sent by the then British ambassador in Tripoli details how a prisoner transfer agreement would be signed once Libya “fulfils its promise” to buy an air defence system.
The disclosure is embarrassing for former members of Tony Blair's Labor government, which always insisted that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s release was not linked to commercial deals, The Telegraph reports.
The email, which contained a briefing on the UK’s relations with Gaddafi’s regime, was sent on June 8, 2008 by Sir Vincent Fean, the then UK ambassador, to Tony Blair’s private office, ahead of a visit soon after he stepped down as prime minister.   [BJS]