In about a month's time it will be the tenth anniversary of the death of Dr. David Kelly.
Despite numerous enquiries and reports, doubts still exist that the official verdict of suicide is correct.
The Government of the day suspiciously slapped a 100 year secrecy order on the papers of the case and to this day prefer to accept the official line rather than assertions from eminent doctors that the evidence does not fit this scenario. Nor do they accept enecdotal evidence which does not suggest a man about to take his own life. Indeed it is widely held that the Hutton enquiry selectively chose to interview those 'witnesses' who would support the official view . The whole situation stinks and the fact that the current coalition Government continues the smokescreen set up by the previous labour Government, suggests that either the Nation's security is seriously at stake or a cover up is essential to avoid widespread embarrassment to the ruling classes. Is it the case that the UK needs to keep the truth hidden because exposure will compromise the Country's secret service or perhaps that of a another country?
Either way, I believe that ten years on, the people of the UK need a statement that can be accepted by current sceptics such as Dr. Michael Powers QC.