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  BBC NEWS | Special Reports | David Kelly Inquiry
Lord Hutton defends the way he handled his inquiry into the death of Iraq arms expert Dr David Kelly.
Watch Lord Hutton's verdict and the original BBC reports
Key events from the dossier to the Hutton report
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/uk/2003/david_kelly_inquiry/default.stm   (148 words)

  
  Hutton Inquiry Whitewashes Blair Government Over Iraq War
Hutton has produced a whitewash, delivering a ruling that is virtually bereft of criticism of the actions of Blair, his Director of Communications Alastair Campbell, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon, and the Ministry of Defence, the civil service, the Joint Intelligence Committee and the intelligence services.
Hutton found that the government had not embellished the September dossier and that Campbell and the head of JIC, John Scarlett, had acted correctly in discussing between them its formulations.
Hutton,s verdict is meant to serve as a warning that differences within the ruling class must be contained and that it is time to close ranks.
www.rense.com /general48/hutt.htm   (1765 words)

  
  Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hutton was born in Belfast and studied at Shrewsbury School and Balliol College, Oxford before returning to Belfast to become a barrister (after study at Queen's University, Belfast), working as junior counsel to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.
On March 21, 2002 Lord Hutton was one of four Law Lords to reject David Shayler's application to use a 'public interest' defence as defined in section 1 of the Official Secrets Act at his trial.
Lord Hutton was appointed by the Blair government to chair the inquiry into the death of the British scientist Dr David Kelly at the heart of the September Dossier controversy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Brian_Edward_Hutton   (742 words)

  
 The Hutton Inquiry and its Impact | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Hutton raised hopes, later to be dashed, when he insisted in his opening statement at the inquiry that he was in charge, and he alone would decide what matters were relevant.
Hutton accepted Blair's argument that he approved the Ministry of Defence press release stating that an individual had admitted speaking to Gilligan because he did not want the government to be accused of a cover-up.
Hutton's 740-page report consists largely of reproduced documents and extracts from the evidence which, more often than not, are left in the wind, passed over with no comment despite their significance - apparent to all during the inquiry.
www.guardian.co.uk /hutton/story/0,,1142377,00.html   (2607 words)

  
 Global Exchange : The Hutton Inquiry and its Impact
Hutton raised hopes, later to be dashed, when he insisted in his opening statement at the inquiry that he was in charge, and he alone would decide what matters were relevant.
Hutton's 740-page report consists largely of reproduced documents and extracts from the evidence which, more often than not, are left in the wind, passed over with no comment despite their significance - apparent to all during the inquiry.
Hutton does not comment on the evidence that Gilligan told members of the Commons committee that Kelly was the source of his BBC colleague, Susan Watts - information which, according to the evidence, seriously worried Kelly when he thought about the implications of his lying about meeting the BBC Newsnight reporter.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/mideast/iraq/1520.html   (2626 words)

  
 Hutton Inquiry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hutton Inquiry was a British judicial inquiry chaired by Lord Hutton, appointed by the British government to investigate the death of a government weapons expert, Dr. David Kelly.
The inquiry's findings prompted the immediate resignation of the BBC's chairman, Gavyn Davies, its Director General (chief executive) Greg Dyke, and the journalist at the centre of the allegations, Andrew Gilligan.
In large measure this was because evidence to the Inquiry indicated that the government had not known of the reservations in the intelligence community: it seemed they had been discounted by senior intelligence assessors (the Joint Intelligence Committee) — thus Gilligan's claim that the government "probably knew" the intelligence was flawed, was itself unfounded.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hutton_Inquiry   (2488 words)

  
 Hutton Inquiry Web Site - Frequently Asked Questions
The Inquiry did tell witnesses that these notes would be received under a duty of confidentiality and would not be disclosed with all the other evidence by the Inquiry team.
Lord Hutton has also made a statement about how he has dealt with those submissions made to the Inquiry after the conclusion of the hearings stage.
The Cabinet Secretary has stated that nothing which any Government official provides to the Inquiry by way of evidence, whether orally or in writing, will be used in subsequent disciplinary proceedings against that official or any other official, subject to the limitations set out in his letter of 7 August.
www.the-hutton-inquiry.org.uk /content/faq.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Critical Hutton Report Prompts Two BBC Resignations -- January 29, 2004
Hutton on Wednesday described as "unfounded" a BBC radio report that the government deliberately exaggerated, or "sexed up," the threat of Iraqi chemical weapons before the U.S.-led invasion in March last year.
Hutton also took the BBC governors and management to task for jumping to Gilligan's defense without giving proper consideration to the government's complaints about the story or whether Gilligan's allegations were factually accurate.
However, Hutton did conclude the Ministry of Defense was "at fault and to be criticized" for failing to tell Kelly that his identity as the suspected source would be confirmed to journalists who suggested it.
www.pbs.org /newshour/media/media_watch/jan-june04/huttonreport_01-29.html   (1098 words)

  
 Britain: Lessons of the Hutton Inquiry
The Hutton Inquiry into the death of whistleblower Dr. David Kelly is heading towards a sordid and entirely predictable conclusion.
The Hutton Inquiry was made necessary by growing divisions within the ruling elite in the aftermath of the Iraq war.
So an inquiry into Kelly’s death was seized on as an alternative to such an investigation, because it would hopefully enable the government to minimise the political fallout resulting from its disastrous decision to go to war.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/sep2003/hutt-s24.shtml   (1538 words)

  
 Britain: Hutton inquiry whitewashes Blair government over Iraq war
Hutton has produced a whitewash, delivering a ruling that is virtually bereft of criticism of the actions of Blair, his Director of Communications Alastair Campbell, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon, and the Ministry of Defence, the civil service, the Joint Intelligence Committee and the intelligence services.
Having ruled out any consideration of the objective truth of the case for war, Hutton said that all that need be proved was that the government and the security services believed their intelligence to be true at the time.
Hutton found that the government had not embellished the September dossier and that Campbell and the head of JIC, John Scarlett, had acted correctly in discussing between them its formulations.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/jan2004/hutt-j29.shtml   (1653 words)

  
 Hutton Inquiry Out | MetaFilter
Hutton's line on the 45 minute claim was that the intelligence services believed the source to be accurate, therefore going to war and killing thousands of people was fine.
Hutton says that the government did not try to "sex up" the dossier and that Gilligan accusing that it inserted the 45 minute claim knowing it or suspecting it to be false and claiming the govt.
Hutton's report seems to me to be a comlete whitewash, protecting the status-quo, as it seems such inquiries often are.
www.metafilter.com /31001/Hutton-Inquiry-Out   (6610 words)

  
 The Spectator.co.uk
The Hutton inquiry established in the public mind — beyond all question — the government’s disingenuousness and deceit over the gravity of the threat posed by Iraq to the West.
The ability of law lords and the like to hear a mass of evidence and, having done so, to draw precisely the opposite conclusion to that reached by the rest of the country is almost as entertaining as their penchant of law lords for pronouncing simple words in a bizarre or anachronistic manner.
Further, Hutton decided that the government was entirely justified in meddling with the September dossier, because the dossier was for public consumption.
www.antiwar.com /spectator/spec33.html   (1335 words)

  
 NOW with Bill Moyers. Politics & Economy. Press and Politics. Hutton Inquiry Who's Who | PBS
The Hutton Inquiry was spawned by the July 17, 2003 suicide of Dr. Kelly.
Tony Blair was been cleared in the Hutton Inquiry of any "dishonourable, underhand or duplicitous" conduct in the lead-up to the death of David Kelly.
When Campbell appeared before the Hutton inquiry he denied that the government attempted to "sex up" the Iraq dossier against the wishes of the intelligence community and maintained that he was not responsible for the release of Dr. Kelly's name to the public.
www.pbs.org /now/politics/whoswho.html   (928 words)

  
 Hutton inquiry gathers some unexpected victims - Iraq - theage.com.au
Britain's Hutton inquiry into the apparent suicide of weapons expert David Kelly is showering a plague on all houses: the Blair Government, the BBC and Dr Kelly himself.
Barely a week into its expected two months of sittings, the inquiry has already established that, as Dr Kelly told BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan, senior British intelligence experts were deeply concerned about the dossier used by Tony Blair to justify the war on Iraq.
And, as senior public servants admitted to the inquiry, these experts were especially concerned about the claim that Saddam Hussein could launch weapons of mass destruction in 45 minutes.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/08/15/1060936053749.html   (730 words)

  
 Ken-Welch.com: The Hutton Inquiry
Hutton a retired judge with a rather dubious record, is described as a "Law Lord", a term that sounds like bad science fiction.
While bogus investigations and commissions have become commonplace in modern times, the Hutton Inquiry is nonetheless official and presumably represents the most that modern Britons may hope for from their country's judicial system.
As Hutton arrives at this point in his introduction, a quick set of four reversals seem to approach Kelly's death and the suicide claim from four different directions.
www.ken-welch.com /Reports/HuttonReport.html   (2456 words)

  
 AM - Last day of Hutton inquiry hearings
LINDA MOTTRAM: In its final hearings in London, the Hutton inquiry into the death of British scientist, David Kelly, has heard counsel for the Kelly family accuse the Blair government of duplicity and hypocrisy in its treatment of the weapons expert.
Lord Hutton says he hopes to deliver his report before year's end but the British Prime Minister is already grappling with the fallout of the inquiry.
She told the Inquiry that her husband felt betrayed by his employer, the Ministry of Defence, when he heard that it was planning to name him as the source for the controversial BBC report alleging Government embellishment of its Iraq weapons dossier.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2003/s954235.htm   (1009 words)

  
 CNN.com - Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC - Jan. 28, 2004
Lord Hutton has been looking into the events surrounding the death of David Kelly, who was found dead in July -- days after he was exposed as the source for a BBC report that Blair's office "sexed up" a dossier making the case for war.
Hutton said the government had acted "reasonably" in confirming Kelly's identity after he told his bosses he was probably the source of Gilligan's story.
Hutton said he "deplored" the leaking of the findings of his report in The Sun newspaper on Wednesday.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/01/28/hutton.blair   (830 words)

  
 "Sexed up" Report on the Death of David Kelly: Lord Hutton Findings challenged by Medical Doctors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suicide was seemingly assumed from the outset by Lord Hutton, and the Hutton Inquiry descended into establishing who, between the BBC and the Government, was to blame for the suicide of Dr Kelly.
Lord Hutton and Tony Blair were said to be incensed by the leak, and an inquiry was immediately ordered to identify the source of the leak.
Not enough with that, his inquiry was an "ad hoc" inquiry, not a public inquiry (as the public and the press were led to believe) subject to the provisions of the Public Inquiries Act !921 (itself quietly repealed last year and replaced by the Inquiries Act 2005).
www.globalresearch.ca /index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20061128&articleId=3988   (1888 words)

  
 Another Hutton Inquiry needed? | Samizdata.net
Will Hutton, Britain's foremost critic of capitalism and an outspoken advocate for affordable social housing, is married to a property developer who has made a fortune out of selling and renting inner-city properties, often at rates which local council housing officers describe as exorbitant.
Mr Hutton has long been the prophet of the new corporatism, however much he's been feted on the left as one of them for what looked to economic imbeciles like bold and original criticism of '80s greed'.
Still Mrs Hutton as a member of the ruling class is a member of the 'Policy Action Team' headed up by Patricia Hewitt with the Social Exclusion Unit.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/005917.html   (1171 words)

  
 What we know after the first stage of the Hutton inquiry
As the Hutton Inquiry enters its second phase, GU looks at how witnesses from the first stage answered key questions - and what light, if any, their evidence shed on the events leading up to Dr Kelly's death.
Godric Smith, the prime minister's official spokesman, conceded there was "interface between the intelligence professionals and the presentation professionals" but told the inquiry that the key point was that his colleagues' analyses did not undermine the intelligence judgments.
His daughter, Rachel Kelly, told the inquiry that he said "very quietly [and] with some feeling" that Andrew Mackinlay, who told him he was chaff, was an "utter bastard".
foi.missouri.edu /newsmgmtabroad/huttoninq1.html   (2738 words)

  
 Hutton Inquiry Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Speaking at the Hutton Inquiry, Gilligan said he sent an e-mail to a British MP, who was sitting on a Foreign Affairs committee, revealing that weapons adviser David Kelly was the source of a story by a BBC colleague.
British Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon defends himself in front of the Hutton Inquiry, saying he attempted to protect David Kelly's identity, in spite of the decision of the Ministry of Defence to name him as the possible source for the controversial BBC report that cast doubt on the government's case for war against Iraq.
The inquiry into David Kelly's death hears a taped conversation he had with BBC reporter Susan Watts, in which he said he didn't believe the government was being "wilfully dishonest." Kelly said he was uncomfortable with the British intelligence dossier released last Sept., but said he didn't believe government officials were intentionally misleading the public.
news.electromagnet.us /cbc_line.html   (1397 words)

  
 HUTTON II? WMD inquiry will be stifled like Kelly quiz
THE inquiry into Iraq's missing weapons of mass destruction looks set to be as limited as Lord Hutton's investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly.
The Hutton Inquiry was not allowed to look at the use of intelligence.
And "Hutton II" is expected to be barred from investigating political judgments on the intelligence, which led to war.
www.propagandamatrix.com /030204hutton2.html   (302 words)

  
 The Hutton inquiry - TheologyWeb Campus
THE INQUIRY into the death of David Kelly, an Iraq expert whose apparent suicide has caused a crisis for the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair, reached its tenth day on Wednesday, calling Britain’s defense minister, Geoff Hoon, to the stand.
Hutton has said his inquiry will rely on witnesses to “do the right thing” — and the government appears to be attempting to thwart future criticism by airing in public communications usually kept secret.
The scope of Hutton’s investigation incorporates all levels of government, including Blair, who when he is called to testify on Thursday will become only the second British leader to appear before a judicial inquiry.
www.theologyweb.com /forum/showthread.php?t=9288   (966 words)

  
 Hutton Inquiry: David Kelly, Gilligan, Blair and Campbell
THE HUTTON INQUIRY into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly will hold a preliminary hearing tomorrow, Friday 1 August.
Lord Hutton will listen patiently, nod sagely at the appropriate moments and give every appearance of being open to persuasion on this point.
The Hutton inquiry now has its own website where transcripts of the day's evidence and other information will be posted throughout the proceedings.
www.richardwebster.net /print/xthehuttoninquirywebsite.htm   (273 words)

  
 Forums - View Single Post - Hutton Inquiry: A Bright Future for War Propaganda   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hutton spent his career as Judge and Jury in the notorious northern Ireland kangaroo 'Diplock Courts'.
Hutton distinguished himself after the Bloody Sunday massacre of civil rights protesters in 1972.
Lord Hutton said "public confidence in the integrity of the administration of justice would be shaken" if Lord Hoffman's ruling was not overturned.
www.prwatch.org /forum/showpost.php?p=7595&postcount=5   (303 words)

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