Gordon Brown refused to press Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to compensate IRA bomb victims amid concerns it may upset relations with Libya & Gerry Adams and that he may be taken off the Colonel's Christmas Card list, it has emerged.
Gordon Brown did not want to upset Colonel Gaddafi over Libyan support for the IRA, especially since he himself was an avid fan of Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, and had often had pints with them in the 1970s.
In another development, the doctors who came to the decision that the Lockerbie bomber had only three months left to live were reportedly paid some magic beans and a photo of Michael Jackson's plastic detachable penis by the Libyan government in order to influence their decision.
Abdelbaset al Megrahi qualified for release on compassionate grounds because of the assessment, and also because Alex Salmond's Scottish Govt couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.
The Sunday Telegraph said one of the doctors involved, a Briton, has told the newspaper that Libyan officials told him in advance the three-month figure would be "helpful" and also mentioned "Have you ever Wintered in Tripoli, the toothless hag whores are great at that time of year."
It comes as a letter, obtained by The Sunday Times, revealed the Prime Minister did not consider it "appropriate" to enter bilateral talks with Libya on the matter of compensation for IRA victims, due to the fact that he has the spine of a jellyfish and is quite happy to sell the victims of Irish crime down the line for his own ends.
Last year Mr Brown met campaigners seeking a payout from the Gaddafi regime, which supplied Semtex explosives used by republican bomb-makers, he was described by one family as "a bit of a twat" and by another as "about as inspiring as a furtive wank over a copy of the Damart underwear catalogue."
In a letter to their lawyer, he cited the need for continued co-operation with the north African state on issues like terrorism, and also accidentally left in "I don't really care and anyway I quite fancy that Winter break in Tripoli".
The PM wrote to lawyer Jason McCue in October insisting that trade was not the "core reason" for his decision, and McCue has today located secret MI6 docuemnts which show that the Prime Minister, a University supporter of the IRA and a colector of funds for the irish "heroes" didn't really want to rock the boat and wasn't that bothered.
He also acknowledged it did now form a part of the UK-Libya relationship, particulalry since he had received a great blowy from a toothless hag in the Tripoli Bazaar last Christmas.
In his letter, dated October 7, 2008, Mr Brown said: "The UK government does not consider it appropriate to enter into a bilateral discussion with Libya on this matter."
He added: "While the UK-Libya relationship does indeed include trade, bilateral co-operation is now wide-ranging on many levels, particularly in the fight against terrorism.By which I mean Arabic terrorism, the honest fight of the oppressed Irish labourer is not included in that definition."
"I believe it is in all our interests for this co-operation to continue. Especially since I hope to have a toothless Granny gang bang with Mandelson and Gadaffi next time we hit Tripoli's Titty district"
But Downing Street rejected suggestions that Mr Brown's decision was driven by the desire to avoid upsetting his Irish mates and because he has no spine.
"As the Prime Minister makes absolutely clear in his letter to Mr McCue, trade considerations were not a factor in the Government's decision that it would not be appropriate to enter into direct negotiations with Libya on this issue," said a spokesman for Number 10.
"The Prime Minister is not sympathetic to the case put forward by the families of legitimate casualties of IRA freedom fighting and although he met with a group representing them in December to listen to their concerns he intends to do sweet fuck all about them."