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While it is common for government ministers to champion British interests abroad, Shell’s draft reveals an unusual assurance in its ability to dictate Mr Blair’s conversation with the Libyan leader. It also raises questions about the motives behind Britain’s improved relations with Libya and the subsequent release of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber. Lockerbie victims have claimed that the Government paved the way for al-Megrahi’s release as part of a deal with Libya to give British companies access to Libya’s lucrative oil and gas industry.
In the draft, Shell te
In 2001, Tony Blair wrote a letter to Adrian Nastase, the Romanian Prime Minister, congratulating him on granting a contract to a company owned by Lakshmi Mittal (even though it employed only 100 people in Britain).
Could the letter have anything to do with the fact that Mittal had given a £125,000 donation to the Labour Party just before the 2001 election?