Monday, July 05, 2010

Columnists' notes

Richard Ingrams


Saturday, 3 July 2010


Then there is the suggestion that the new Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, may be minded – to use a bit of legal jargon – to reopen the inquest into the death of the weapons inspector Dr David Kelly. This follows a campaign by a group of doctors who forcefully reject the official verdict of suicide and draw attention to the highly suspicious order by the Lord High Whitewasher Hutton that the post-mortem report should not be made public for 70 years.


Peter Oborne

Last updated at 8:42 AM on 5th July 2010


Hutton should hang his head in shame

Even after this week’s devastating revelations in the Mail concerning the unexplained circumstances surrounding the death of the government scientist David Kelly, very few people would be prepared to stick their neck out and say that the conspiracy theorists are right and that Dr Kelly was murdered.

However, what can now be said with total confidence is that the Hutton inquiry report into the death of Dr Kelly was lamentably casual, amateur and inadequate.

Lord Hutton failed to ask a whole series of basic questions about Dr Kelly’s death, thus failing to notice a series of obvious points, such as the lack of blood found at the place of death and the fact that Dr Kelly’s fingerprints were not on the knife with which he is supposed to have killed himself.

Hutton’s report stank when it was published. Now it is beginning to look like a cover-up.



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