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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:00 PM
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Is BLiar at risk from Plamegate?
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 06:04 PM by McKenzie
Perhaps that's a daft question.

However, the tragic death of Dr David Kelly happened around the time Plame was outed. And, many commentators on the net have tied the Bush and Blair administrations together, in their analyses of the events that surrounded Ms Plame being outed. Interesting to speculate whether the blowback from Plamegate might damage BLiar if the truth emerges.

As an aside, the Brit media seems to be largely silent on Plamegate, apart from some comments on Bush's current difficulties. Nothing of significance even on the Beeb...and they have every reason to be pissed at Bliar. The Beeb got their butts kicked after the Hutton Report published its findings.

The Beeb have a score to settle here. Andrew Gilligan was trashed despite the fact that the National Union of Journalists fully supported him at the time. And the British public greeted Hutton's findings with widespread scepticism.

I wonder?


<edit>not sure of the sequence of events surrounding Plamegate so I changed my comments to reflect that
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Tom Bombadil Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:12 PM
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1. If only..
I still can't believe that teflon Tony hasn't been punished for the Iraq debacle. Hutton was a whitewash and as for David Kelly, I still find his death very suspicious, especially in light of his connection to Judy Miller.

Plamegate stinks to high heaven but the ramifications would have to be enormous for it to affect Blair. Here's hoping.

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newharper Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:18 PM
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2. bbc charter review
"Current review of Royal Charter
Main article: BBC review

The BBC's Royal Charter is currently under review. Although the Charter is widely expected to be renewed in 2006, some proposals have suggested dramatic changes.

On 2 March 2005 the Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell published a green paper setting out her proposals for the future of the BBC. The main points of this are:"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC

It's not rock the boat time.

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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:57 PM
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3. If indictments here bring down Beelzebush...
Blair won't be far behind.
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