Recently, my attention has been drawn to a very interesting podcast by Professor Stephen Kettell of Warwick University.
The podcast is entitled, Lecture 11 (Podcast): 'Man in the middle'.
Professor Kettell steps through the sequence of events surrounding the death of David Kelly.
He draws attention to the gap of a couple of weeks or so when Alastair Campbell wasn't too concerned about the Andrew Gilligan broadcast.
Around mid June, Alastair Campbell abruptly puts on a mask of outrage about the Gilligan broadcast of 29th May.
Why? Professor Kettell concludes that this is essentially a smokescreen (my term).
What's happening in mid June 2003 that might make Alastair Campbell (and Tony Blair) so worried that they need to manufacture a public furore?
What is the disaster from which the public attention's needs to be distracted?
In an upcoming post I'll attempt to answer that question.
I also intend to look at whether Alastair Campbell's publicity game might be, directly or indirectly, linked to the death of David Kelly.