The Strange Death of David Kelly
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The Strange Death of David Kelly

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The high-profile death of David Kelly is still regarded by many as suspicious, and the events surrounding it as 'unfinished business'. Norman Baker has carried out extensive research, and argues that the verdict of suicide is not credible. The traditional inquest was replaced by the Hutton Report, which proved unsatisfactory in so many ways.The book looks in detail at the motives for the unlawful death of Dr Kelly and the various possibilities of who could be involved - before sensationally coming to the most likely scenario, to be revealed for the first time on publication.The book also analyses and criticises the official process instigated after his death, putting the entire episode into its British political context, and looking at the actions of government, particularly in relation to the Iraq war.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 358.34g
  • Methuen Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bw line drawings
  • 1842752170
  • 9781842752173
  • 111,451

About Norman Baker

Norman Baker was MP for Lewes in Sussex from 1997 until 2015, and is recognised for his campaigning, forensic and research skills. He has won the Channel 4 Opposition Politician of the Year award and the Spectator Questioner of the Year award, and frequently has articles in the press. He also appeared in the BBC's Conspiracy Theories series discussing David Kelly in early 2007.show more

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Book Review: The Strange Death of David Kelly by Norman Baker MP This is a very detailed paperback of 399 pages which outlines the life and death of Dr David Kelly, a well-known microbiologist and the leading biological weapons inspector of the UK. Dr Kelly was found dead within forest at a place known as Harrowdown Hill in Oxfordshire in England. The Hutton enquiry into his death found that he had committed suicide. However, other people, as well as friends and relatives of Dr Kelly, strongly disagreed. From anonymous sources, the author of this book has come to the conclusion that Dr Kelly was assassinated by two Iraqi misfits because of his involvement in the biological weapons inspections in Iraq. They appear to have kidnapped him, drugged him and then cut his wrist after he had died to make out that it was a suicide. They also placed copraxamal tablets near his body to make out that he swallowed others. The assassinators didn't realize that Dr Kelly had a string aversion to taking tablets. It is also possible that Dr Kelly carried many secrets and was silenced because of the threat that these secrets were to be released. Normal Baker believes that Dr Kelly was injected with some kind of poison such as ricin, insulin, saxotoxin or potassium nitrate. Whatever the case, it appears that the Hutton enquiry and the Blair Government whitewashed the death of Dr Kelly. The coronerâ??s findings were not even used in the Hutton enquiry and important witnesses were not called for evidence. The Hutton enquiry is a total sham and somebody needs to clean up the whole mess of the murder of Dr Kelly. Hopefully this book and others will be able to do this by gaining support for a proper enquiry. Highly recommended. Dr Trevor J. Hawkeswood Author: Beetles of Australia (1987), Spiders of Australia (2003) and Light and Dark (2013)show more
by Trevor Hawkeswood