Wednesday, January 28, 2004


Lord Hutton's report, which completely exonerates Prime Minister Tony Blair and slams the BBC, has resulted in the first resignation over the BBC's "sexed up" report about the death of Dr. David Kelly (from the Telegraph):
Gavyn Davies, the BBC chairman, has tendered his resignation after Lord Hutton described the corporation as "defective" in his report into the death of Dr David Kelly.

The BBC's press office has not confirmed the move but Andrew Marr, the BBC's political editor, reported that Mr Davies, a close friend of Labour leaders, would quit at a meeting this evening.

The news came after Greg Dyke, the BBC's director general, apologised for "certain key allegations" made by Andrew Gilligan, the Today reporter whose story started the row between the corporation and the Government.
A synopsis of Lord Hutton's report can be found here.

Tony Blair's statement regarding the Hutton report can be found here.

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