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Passing The Buck

by | 28th, July 2003

‘THE high-level game of ‘pass the buck’ continues as the row over who was responsible for Dr David Kelly’s death spills over into another week.

‘And leave the buck on your desk on the way out’

When last we looked, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon was left holding the aforementioned ‘buck’ after a particularly adept pass from Prime Minister Tony Blair.

But Mr Hoon’s efforts to slip it into the hands of another have come unstuck this morning as his claim never to have spoken to Dr Kelly was exposed as false.

The Guardian says the MoD has now admitted that Mr Hoon had a conversation with the scientist ‘some months ago’ after being collared in the staff canteen.

‘It is believed that the scientist, Britain’s pre-eminent expert on Saddam Hussein’s chemical and biological arms programme, used the chance meeting to warn him there was not enough evidence for a war against Iraq,’ he said.

And also to advise him to avoid the bread and butter pudding.



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