Saturday, July 19, 2003

Holy Shit

The body of Dr Peter Kelly - the man fingered by the British Government as the BBC's source for claims that Downing Street "sexed up" the Dodgy Dossier - has been found near his home in Oxfordshire.

Tony Blair's response? "People should not jump to conclusions". That's because the obvious conclusion - that the government's efforts to finger Kelly and divert blame for their lies had ruined his career and driven him to suicide - is deeply damaging to Blair. "Government drives scientist to suicide to secure re-election" is a headline that even Alastair Campbell won't be able to spin his way out of.

(I'm just waiting for some right-wing wingnut to blame the French for this...)