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An Inconvenient Death How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair

by Miles Goslett

An Inconvenient Death How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair Synopsis

A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A compelling, authoritative insight into possibly the most controversial death in Britain this century' The Observer. 'Goslett's like Poirot; he asks questions ... Spooky and scary' Evening Standard. 'Masterful ... This book made me proud of my trade as a journalist' Daily Mail. 'This searing excavation of the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly is investigative journalism at its best. It is brave, relentless, dazzlingly revealing' Peter Oborne. In March 2003 British forces invaded Iraq after Tony Blair said the country could deploy weapons of mass destruction at 45 minutes' notice. A few months later, government scientist Dr David Kelly was unmasked by Blair's officials as the assumed source of a BBC news report challenging this claim. Within days, Dr Kelly was found dead in a wood near his home. Blair immediately convened the controversial Hutton Inquiry, which concluded Dr Kelly committed suicide. Yet key questions remain: could Dr Kelly really have taken his life in the manner declared? And why did Blair's government derail the coroner's inquest into Dr Kelly's death? In this meticulous account, award-winning journalist Miles Goslett shows why we should be sceptical of the official story of what happened in that desperate summer of 2003.

An Inconvenient Death How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair Press Reviews

'Drawing heavily on medical expertise, Goslett carefully unpicks the gaps in Hutton's probe. He finds enough contradictions in the inquiry [...] to leave the reader deeply uneasy about how the scientist ended up dead in the woods' Morning Star. 'Award-winning investigative journalist Miles Goslett draws together the facts in an intriguing and profoundly disturbing narrative that poses many questions that are yet to be answered' Daily Mail. 'This book takes us back to those weeks when New Labour 'spin' seemed to generate its darkest, most frantic moments ... Goslett argues convincingly that potentially important witnesses were not called and inconsistencies in evidence were left unexplored' Mail on Sunday. 'Goslett's well-researched book about the death in 2003 of the weapons expert Dr David Kelly raises troubling questions about abuse of process' Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year. 'Goslett confines himself to the demand for an inquest, and his fine book eloquently spells out why all of us, including Dr Kelly's family, friends and colleagues, deserve one' The Lobster. 'Everyone, from Tony Blair downwards, was insistent that Dr Kelly had committed suicide yet the evidence, which Goslett examines in scrupulous detail in this gripping narrative, suggests otherwise' Richard Ingrams. 'This searing excavation of the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly is investigative journalism at its best. It is brave, relentless, dazzlingly revealing' Peter Oborne. 'A notable contribution to contemporary political history' Open Democracy. 'Masterful ... This book made me proud of my trade as a journalist' Daily Mail. 'A compelling, authoritative insight into possibly the most controversial death in Britain this century' Observer.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788543095
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Miles Goslett
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: True stories, Political corruption, Chemical & biological weapons,

About Miles Goslett

Miles Goslett is an award-winning journalist. He has written for the Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Sun, The Oldie and The Spectator.

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