Monday, November 12, 2007

Norman Baker: The Strange Death of David Kelly

Yesterday's Sunday Times had a respectful review of Norman Baker's new book The Strange Death of David Kelly. The review was written by Nick Rufford, who says:

At least half the readers of this book will suspect Kelly was murdered; for them, Baker provides plenty of support.

For those who share my scepticism, however, it’s still an important work. You don’t need to be a conspiracy theorist to conclude that something murky was going on behind closed doors in Whitehall. Hutton’s remit was too narrow ever to get to the bottom of it.

As an exploration of what happens when politicians bend the evidence to fit their aims, hoping that the end will justify the means, Baker’s book is hard to beat.

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