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Saturday 22 February 2014

Is the 'Hutton' report to become a synonym for 'whitewash'?

A letter has come to light in the phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper. It is from the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and purports to express support for the beleaguered ex presswoman and suggests she appoints a junior counsel to establish some facts and issue a 'hutton' style report in her defence.
The Hutton report followed the much criticized enquiry led by Lord Hutton into the death of Dr. David Kelly, the arms inspector found dead near his home in cicumstances that aroused much controversy. Tony Blair famously set up the enquiry as a way around the holding of a formal inquest, thereby exacting less stringent rules of investigation. His Government were absolved from all blame in the report.
The question now is this: is Tony Blair now citing the 'Hutton' report as a ruse of obfuscation, possibly deceit? Could the 'Hutton' report now become a synonym for 'whitewash'?

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