Ken Clarke’s diversion tactic? Papers on David Kelly’s death released

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    22nd October 2010

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    Secretary of State for Justice The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC arriving at a cabinet meeting, 12th October, 2010

    Forgive me if I sound a little suspicious.

    Just as the coalition government struggles to gain public support for their cuts, cuts and more cuts, the Justice Minister Kenneth Clarke has chosen this as just the right time to order the release of the papers on David Kelly’s death in 2003. (Daily Mail). Nice one, Ken.

    Of course I may be doing Mr Clarke a disservice. I always admired Ken Clarke, and still can’t dislike the man even though I consider him wrong on Iraq.  Presumably he has seen the medical reports. Perhaps he knows there is nothing in them which will fuel the hunt Blair game.

    On the other hand he may also be thinking – “what could possibly get the liberal literati off our backs now the peasants voters are revolting?”


    The Mail says, explosively and dramatically

    “Explosive files on the death of Dr David Kelly are being released today after seven years of state secrecy.

    In a dramatic intervention, Kenneth Clarke will publish medical reports on how the weapons inspector died.

    The secrecy surrounding post-mortem examination and toxicology reports has fuelled countless conspiracy theories.

    Lord Hutton, who conducted the inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death, attempted to hide the files from public view for 70 years.

    Now the Justice Secretary has ruled that, in the interests of transparency, they should be made available for public scrutiny.

    Campaigners will hope they provide the evidence needed to justify holding an inquest into Dr Kelly’s death. They will hunt for discrepancies between the files and the official verdict of the Hutton Report – derided as a ‘whitewash’ by critics – that Dr Kelly took his own life.”

    Have you got blood on your hands Prime Minister? David Kelly

    ‘The turning point in Tony Blair’s career as Prime Minister came when he was at a press conference in Japan. A journalist asked him if he had any responsibility for the death of weapons inspector David Kelly. This video shows how Blair stood motionless, unable to answer for eight seconds.  Eventually the Japanese Prime minister saved him further embarrassment by ending the news conference prematurely.’

    Lord Hutton’s medical reports on Dr Kelly were to be kept secret for 70 years, “for the sake of his family”. Although the Mail did not mention this in their report, The Independent says the release of the post-mortem report is “against the wishes of his family.”

    Let’s hope it is not his family that will be most affected by Ken Clarke’s decision.


    Japan, 2003: Tony & Cherie Blair on the day he heard of the suicide of David Kelly. Cherie described her husband as being at his lowest ebb yet in his premiership.

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    3 Responses to “Ken Clarke’s diversion tactic? Papers on David Kelly’s death released”

    1. Ken Clarke and Diversionary Tactics « Neoconservative? Moi? Says:

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    2. celia walters Says:

      Well lot of fuss about nothing the PM report backs Lord Hutton that Kelly committed suicide . I wonder if this will shut the mouths of the conspirators I doubt it . And it looks like the reason the report was shut away for 70 years were due to the wishes of the family as according to Sky News on the TV the
      PM report was published today against the wishes of Dr Kelly’s family . I hope these anti’s are satisfied with upsetting Dr Kelly’s family just to satisfy their own peculiar fantasies and there was no cover up by the goverment , Blair etc over this. I hope the liberal Mp’s Dr’s etc who flamed this will apologize to Mr Blair and the others involved but don’t hold your breath

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        No breath-holding here, Celia. The conspirators have already started AGAIN. Not over yet, of course. This present government MAY yet capitulate and allow a full inquest.

        There will be NO apology to Mr Blair, of course. The whole thing is fuelled by an anti-Iraq war/anti-Blair agenda. If anyone REALLY thinks the conspirators are all that concerned about Dr Kelly as an individual, they need their heads examined.

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