Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Death of David Kelly - 17th July 2003 - The perfect day for the perfect political murder?

David Kelly told David Broucher and Mai Pederson that he thought he might be found dead in the woods, if Iraq was invaded.

Around 5 months later, on 18th July 2003, the body of David Kelly was found at Harrowdown Hill, Oxfordshire.

And, politically, the timing of that death couldn't have been better.

If it was murder the chances of it being properly investigated couldn't be lower.

The House of Commons had gone on its summer holidays on 17th July.

Suicide spin was underway during the morning of 18th July 2003. See The Death of David Kelly - Spinning a suicide tale too early on 18th July 2003.

The expedient of announcing a judicial inquiry before the pathologist examined the body closed down any media examination of whether David Kelly could have been murdered.

17th July 2003 was the perfect day to commit the perfect political murder.

Was that what happened to David Kelly?

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