How much damage could Saif still do to Britain: Why New Labour may not relish Gaddafi’s son telling all in a war trial

Mail Online – A few days after the fall of Tripoli to anti-Gaddafi forces, I visited the newly reopened Libyan foreign ministry and took tea with the head of its ‘British desk’. Like a surprising number of senior civil servants under the old regime, he had survived the transition in place. Our talk turned to the remarkable period during Britain’s New Labour government when Gaddafi’s Libya changed almost overnight from being a pariah state, whose operatives had killed a London policewoman and sponsored IRA terrorism, to our new best friend. Read Article