In a major speech tonight in the function room of the Jolly Thistle, Dalwhinnie, Alex Salmon gave his full support to Libya, again.
"Can I just say how much the Scottish government supports the tremendous expression of self-determination by the Libyan people. All nations, including those currently part of the United Kindom, should have the right to govern themselves as they wish, with public support and agreement essential in any decisions made by the executive."
"For too long have Gaddafi and his cronies used Libya and the Libyan people for his own selfish ends, unlike democratic governments such as our own. Justice is coming to them all: if a democracy breaks out in Libya, then the position of those that cosied up to the dictator who sponsored terrorism is going to be a little awkward. "
"On a seperate matter", Salmon continued, "can we have Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi back? We have only just realised he was incarcerated for the murder of 270 people: the Scottish government had previously been wrongly informed that it was for a parking ticket. So we would like him back, err, and any records associated with that time destroyed by the mob when they burn the secret police buildings, please. Thank you."