In the early hours of 29 May 2003 defence correspondent Andrew Gilligan told the Today programme of allegations that 10 Downing Street, seeking the previous autumn to justify the imminent war in Iraq to an unconvinced public, had exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein. Seven weeks later the body of weapons inspector David Kelly - 'our source' - was discovered in a wood in Oxfordshire, and a political storm of ferocious intensity broke over the heads of the government, the Civil Service, the media and the intelligence services. This book features much of the The Guardian's coverage of Lord Hutton's inquiry into the circumstances of David Kelly's death. The paper's coverage was most comprehensive, with its reporters and analysts providing unrivalled coverage. Here, that team gives their account of one of the most compelling pieces of political theatre of modern times.
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Exclusive analysis and comment on the Hutton inquiry into the death if Dr David Kelly from the Guardian
's award winning reporting team. Exclusive pieces from writers such as Jonathan Freedland, David Aaronovitch, Polly Toynbee, Richard Norton-Taylor and Matt Wells. Plus an extensive day by day guide to the evidence heard by the inquiry plus all the secret memos and key points you need to know.