“Where the law ends, tyranny begins” Henry Fielding
Just as Uncle Sam is busy shredding the
constitution, so too is John Bull over here in the UK. But there is
little concern being registered in the mainstream media, which subtly
reinforce casual disregard for our laws.
Dr David Kelly was found dead on Harrowdown Hill
four years ago. This is made prominent by the recent “abdication” of Mr
Anthony Blair, and the publication of the diaries of his aide, Mr
Alastair Campbell, seemingly transcribed and selected by the author
himself. The death is spoken of as 'suicide' by almost all servants of
the fourth estate. That the inquest was adjourned and never completed
is not a cause for any wavering. The verdict has been assumed and so it
There are many instances of this slide towards
the whisper and the nods of ignorant agreement. The night after 52
persons met their deaths by bombing in London two years ago, Anthony
Blair declared at the G8 summit that “a public inquiry would be
ludicrous”. Really? There has been no judicial response to these four
atrocities, and yet it is widely accepted, including by “civil rights”
spokespeople, that “radicalised” Muslims were the culprits.
The piece below underlines some central facts in
the United Kingdom's handling of Kelly's high profile and unnatural
death. Nothing was right about the ensuing investigation.
So, Alastair Campbell feels partly responsible for
the death of Dr David Kelly (BBC's Sunday AM programme, 8 July 2007),
and says that it was “the worst period of my life”.
In Will Woodward's piece on the Campbell diaries
(Guardian, 9 July 2007), it is stated that “Mr Campbell has held back
until today extracts covering the period for which he is most famous,
the dispute with the BBC in 2003 which led to the suicide of the
government scientist David Kelly”. Further, Woodward states that “Kelly
was the source of a story which the reporter Andrew Gilligan used to
claim that the government had “sexed up” a dossier on Saddam Hussein's
weapons of mass destruction”.
It is probably true to say that Woodward's
interpretation of the David Kelly fiasco has become the official
mantra, and that to this day not a single dissenting voice has been
heard in the mainstream media.
This is inexcusable, for, at the heart of the David
Kelly affair, lies an indisputable story of blatant subversion of due
process of law in the United Kingdom, due process of law being itself
the very basis of “democracy”, which system we purport to be in a
position to export to the rest of the world.
In a series of six letters published by The Guardian
in 2004, one letter published by The New Statesman in 2005, and a long
article published by Global Research on the Internet in November of
last year, we (doctors and lawyers) have attempted to draw to the
attention of the world these facts (amongst others):
1) Dr David Kelly's death has not been the subject
of a proper inquest, as required by English law. Indeed, his sudden,
violent and suspicious death has not been properly investigated, as
required by European law.
2) In English law, in order for a verdict of suicide
to be returned, suicide must be proved to a criminal level of proof,
that is beyond reasonable doubt, a very high level of proof.
3) Lord Hutton, in his inquiry (which purported to
obviate the need for an inquest), possessed none of the statutory
powers automatically available to a coroner, and crucially he could
not, and did not, hear evidence under oath. He therefore was unable to
prove anything, let alone suiicide which is notoriously difficult to
prove in the absence (as in this case) of a suicide note.
Our serious and legitimate concerns have never been answered.
There is no doubt that the Hutton Inquiry descended
into attempting to establish who, between the BBC and the Government,
was responsible for the “suicide” of Dr David Kelly, when from the
outset “suicide” had been assumed wrongly and inexcusably by all (but a
very few), including by Lord Hutton, when “suicide” was never proven.
Thus, regrettably, we conclude that the Hutton
Inquiry was indeed a “whitewash”, not only on its conclusions with
regard to the BBC and the Government, but much more importantly in its
failure to establish in the proper manner exactly how Dr David Kelly
died. It appears to us that the Hutton Inquiry was no more than an
elaborate cover up which sought to mislead the British public and the
world about something as important as the cause of death of a man who
was inextricably linked to, and beginning to question, America's and
the United Kingdom's purported reasons for waging aggressive war on a
sovereign state, Iraq. All this of course amounts, quite apart from all
the other implications, and arguments to be had, to conspiracy to
pervert the course of justice, and the question has to be asked why
such a high risk strategy in such a high profile case was considered
We are talking of nothing less serious than the
possibility of political murder and cover up of same in a leading
Western democracy, the United Kingdom. Surely, it is imperative that a
full and proper inquest is conducted without further delay into the
death of Dr David Kelly, to attempt to remove once and for all the huge
stain which the David Kelly affair has left on the reputation of this
Related Articles by Drs. Frost, Halpin and Burns-Cox
Our doubts about Dr Kelly's suicide http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1131833,00.html
Medical evidence does not support suicide by Kelly http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,13747,1146232,00.html
Questions still unanswered over Dr Kelly's death http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,,1151352,00.html
Reopen the inquest into Kelly's death http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,,1169514,00.html
New doubts over Kelly http://www.guardian.co.uk/hutton/story/0,,1314212,00.html
Questions over Kelly http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,,1378539,00.html
Due process and the Kelly inquest http://www.newstatesman.com/200505020027
“Sexed up” Report on the Death of David Kelly: Lord Hutton Findings challenged by Medical Doctors