On 1st August 10 Downing Street sent a holding reply to my MP.
On 2nd August Dominic Grieve sent to my MP a letter in response to my concerns.
The following is a brief extract from Dominic Grieve's letter.
As I made clear in my statement to the House, the evidence supported the fact that Dr. Kelly took his own life is overwhelming. In particular, the forensic evidence supports the conclusion that Dr. Kelly died in the position in which his body was found. It is not for me to explain what Lord Hutton intended in making the comment he did in paragraph 151 of his report but I have seen the photographs that were before Lord Hutton and I believe what he meant was that when seen from different angles, the body might have appeared to be slumped against a tree. Reading paragraph 151 in its entirety does not suggest that Lord Hutton believed the body had been moved."
Dominic Grieve indulges in delightful evasion.
An evasion which amounts to nonsense.
Dominic Grieve is also being disingenuous and dishonest.
The cause for concern is that Lord Hutton's paragraph 151 and Dr. Shepherd's report, as they relate to the position of Dr. Kelly's body, are mutually incompatible. Further, the evidence of Louise Holmes is conveniently being discounted by the Attorney General so as to remove the evidence that Dr. Kelly's body was moved.
My reading of Dominic Grieve's words is that there is NO photograph showing the head against the tree as claimed in Lord Hutton's paragraph 151.
And, in my perception, Lord Hutton invented that notion in order to discount the oral evidence given by Louise Holmes.
Dominic Grieve cannot say that Lord Hutton was lying but that's my conclusion from his words.
Do you read the totality of the evidence differently?