Stumbling Over Truth and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £20.00
  • You Save: £1.05 (5%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Stumbling Over Truth: The... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping option on this book. Guaranteed very good quality. Used but still in excellent condition for the next owner.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Stumbling Over Truth: The inside story of the sexed-up dossier, Hutton and the BBC Hardcover – 24 Sep 2012


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£18.95
£4.99 £0.01
£18.95 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing (24 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849541523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849541527
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 410,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

'Marsh provides an important contribution to the narrative surrounding Iraq and media coverage. Several fascinating tales are told' ---- John Kampfner , The Observer

About the Author

KEVIN MARSH was editor of the Today programme from 2002 to 2006. He lives in London.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
The great rewards of reading this book are finding out precisely why Blair & Downing Street felt safe from the moment they saw their choice of Lord Hutton approved as the man to head the Iraq dossier investigation. Long ago I remember reading in a London newspaper a remark by a Blair ally, "When the word got out that Hutton was the one appointed to lead the Gilligan panel, we knew we were safe."

In Chapter 8, pages 197-220, "How Hutton Failed" we get a full account of Hutton's prior record of pro-establishment findings and his antipathy to whistle blowers of all kinds. This makes sense of the remark of the late Philip Gould, one of the Prime Minister's most trusted advisors, that 'we appointed the right judge." (page 198.) This record of Hutton's failure is analysed further, with specific analytic comments by Lord Butler in the final chapter "Postscript" pages 303-318. To find this material collected in one place is worth the price of the book.

The bulk of the book (330 pages) is devoted to this BBC insider's hour-by-hour account of what transpired from Andrew Gilligan's 6:07AM bombshell and Alexander Campbell's subsequent hellish and indefatigable counterattack + distortions. It's slow going because the text is fortifying itself against possible legal reprisals and potential charges of libel and slander. This explains the over meticulous parsings of events and mincings of words throughout. This is contested terrain and the author, under BBC imprimatur, has to act with utmost meticulous care of presentation.

There was a big shakeup of the BBC as a result of Lord Hutton's blinkered and inadequate setting out of his remit and lines of questioning.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pachebal on 16 Feb. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An enlightening exposé of the inner culture of the BBC and how hidden agendas of powerful people are pushed to the limits. I'd have liked a bit more on the story of David Kelly but can understand it could be regarded as not in the remit of this book...needs to be read by those who had suspicions and need the 'proof'.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. Tischler on 9 April 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This should be read by everyone who is interested in politics and especially Blair's misguided conviction to which he clings to this day that he was right to take us to war with Iraq
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Candyjet on 19 Dec. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'm not one normally to write reviews, but for anyone with any interest at all in the politics of the last decade, this is absolutely essential reading.

The antics of New Labour/Campbell/Blair are exposed in a superb account of the 'sexed up' dossier wrangle and the Hutton report.

I have no connection whatsoever with the author and recommend this wholeheartedly for the scandals it reveals.

Essential.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By J G Macknight on 10 Oct. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
the truth about political barrel of lies
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback