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Kelly’s Heroes

by | 5th, August 2003

‘IT’S not known if, like the White House, Downing Street has a private cinema.

Dr Kelly thought he was a World War I flying ace

If it does, you can bet that among the Billy Graham Collection, Thora Hird Out-Takes and the locked-away Stripping For Jesus is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

This film, in which a humble man with a mother complex fantasises about being a hero, is required watching among the Blair elite, as it is an important point of reference.

For the Independent is sticking by its story that one of Tony Blair’s team described dead scientist Dr David Kelly as a ‘Walter Mitty character’.

But it’s a claim refuted by the No.10 machine in the Telegraph.

‘I don’t know where this comment has came from,’ said Tony Blair’s spokesman yesterday morning, ‘but we do want to make it absolutely clear that nobody with either the Prime Minister’s or anybody else in Downing Street’s approval would say such a thing.’

That is indeed absolutely clear.

As is the Government’s position later in the day that a comment just might have been made and that, if it had been, then it was not the official Government view, although it may very well be one cooked up in private and

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