An innocent victim of political spite
David Kelly, the scientist traumatised by being dragged into a political catfight by the Blair government’s spin doctors, has killed himself. Hugo Young, writing in the Guardian, says it all:
” The 45-minute detail was hyped by Tony Blair into the essence of the foulest charge against his sainted integrity, and therefore had to be squashed by every means. The smell that’s left behind is even more odious: that of a state – executive and parliament combined – willing to abandon all sense of proportion to score political points against its critics.”
This is the end of the road for some of us. I voted for Blair in 1997 because I thought the world needed to be shot of the corrupt, sleazy, exhausted Tory regime. Since then I’ve watched with dismay as the Blair regime metamorphosed into arrogant, pious control freaks at home and sychophantic bag carriers for the US abroad. Their treatment of Dr. Kelly means that I will never vote Labour again. Wonder how many others feel like this today? May this innocent victim of political hypocrisy rest in peace.