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I Swear To Tell The Truth

by | 23rd, September 2003

‘THE swear box at Number 10 might not be bulging at the seams, providing enough cash to plug gaps in Gordon Brown’s spending policies, but it does contain at least one coin.

‘It’s everything about him his bald head, his puppy dog eyes…’

The Independent has seen the entry of July 4 2003 in Alistair Campbell’s diary and noted a use of the word ‘fuck’.

The word, a hangover from Campbell’s time spent as writer for the erotic publication Forum, appears in a statement about the BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan.

To give context to the profanity, the line suggests identifying Kelly as the Beeb’s source would ‘fuck’ Gilligan, who had broken the story about the Government’s misleading dossier.

For ‘sexed up’ we now read ‘fucked up’, a comment that might be pertinent to Gilligan’s career but one that seems especially relevant when discussing the Government’s credibility, given that the 45-minute warning was less than straightforward.

But the case of Dr Kelly is not all about one man and that’s Campbell, not the dead scientist but involves many figures.

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