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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-03 11:17 PM
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Who will take the blame? (Blair's fate)
Who will take the blame?
David Kelly bled to death from slashed wrist * His life was made intolerable, say family * Glenda Jackson calls for Blair's resignation
By Andy McSmith, Political Editor
20 July 2003

Shortly before his death, Dr Kelly sent an email to a journalist complaining that there were "many dark actors playing games" in his life.

And in a statement read to reporters by police yesterday, his family said that "events over recent weeks have made David's life intolerable, and all of those involved should reflect long and hard on this fact".

In Tokyo, Tony Blair pleaded for "restraint and respect" as an official inquiry into the suspected suicide got under way. Looking strained and with his voice cracking at times, he told journalists accompanying him on a tour of the Far East: "Let me express my deep sorrow for the tragedy that has come about.

"I don't think it is right for anyone, us or anyone else, to make a judgement until we have the facts."

But in London, one of his former ministers, Glenda Jackson, said that the Prime Minister should resign, and take Alastair Campbell and Geoff Hoon with him, after what she described as "an absolutely shameful, shameful episode". She said: "Alastair Campbell's position is as shaky as those of the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence. I think they should resign immediately. I cannot see what benefits they are bringing to this country and, speaking parochially, to my party, after this utterly shameful episode. The idea of that poor man - it's unspeakable. There should be resignations and they should come as quickly as possible."
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:23 AM
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1. The BBC
Blairites are busy seeing to it that the BBC gets the Blame for this story, although the role of the MoD in fingering Kelly is not one they are willing to discuss. Perhaps there is a great deal else that remains secret regarding this story.
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