THE CAMPBELL DIARIES: Is the truth about David Kelly hidden in the can of worms Alistair Campbell has opened?

IoS revelations bring new demands for Blair to be questioned

Blair/Brown evidence: does it hang together? Will they?

Yesterday’s Independent on Sunday lead-piece was about the best in the Sundays. Using carefully researched passages from Alistair Campbell’s latest memoirs, it suggested that Blair had lied to the Chilcot Enquiry about presenting “a balanced view” to Cabinet about the legality of the Iraq War…as indeed did Lord Goldsmith in his evidence.

Last night, a number of MPs were calling for the special reconvention of Chilcot in order to iron out, with the key players, the contradictions between memoirs and evidence. The former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: “According to the [Campbell] diaries, Tony Blair was determined that the decision should not rest with the Cabinet, and overruled his Attorney General. Sofa government prevailed at the expense of constitutional requirements. The diaries prove that once a decision to go to war against Iraq had been taken, intelligence and legal advice was manipulated to support that decision.”

This may or may not have involved sexing up dossiers and murdering whistle-blowers, but as Campbell seems definitely to have been involved in the former at least, he too ought to face further questioning.

For The Slog, however, the key point of interest here is the light this may or may not shine into the dark cupboard wherein lie the skeletons who know what evidence of Blair’s criminality Gordon Brown perhaps used to blackmail him out of the Premiership in 2006.

Two and a half years ago, I posted extensively on this subject. At the time, the two ‘favourites’ for blackmail material were corrupt foreign systems contracts and the death of David Kelly. Perhaps the most relevant of those articles is this one in which a timeline for the successful blackmailing of the Prime Minister is rigorously examined.

As the Indie’s Matt Chorley correctly asserts in his follow-up piece today, ‘the disclosure is significant because, while it has long been suspected that Mr Blair and his inner circle put pressure on Lord Goldsmith to change his legal advice, this is the first evidence that the PM actively blocked the Cabinet from hearing the full details of the case for war…’

Whether this reality alone would’ve been enough to bomb Blair out of Number Ten remains a matter of conjecture. But if the keeping of anti-war evidence from both Cabinet and country also involved complicity in the murder of Dr David Kelly – and Brown had damning evidence about that – then one can understand why a “visibly shaken” Blair wouldd have acquiesced to Brown’s obsessive demands six years ago.

For the complete account of all this murkiness, visit Brown Blair and Blackmail

And in other news today….

RBS’s £73bn windfall: is this a secret bailout?

47 thoughts on “THE CAMPBELL DIARIES: Is the truth about David Kelly hidden in the can of worms Alistair Campbell has opened?

  1. So what the hell is Campbell doing publishing his diaries, and putting all this in the open?
    I saw Blair yesterday on Marr, denying the truth of these allegations. Why did Marr not say “so either you are lying, or Campbell is lying”? (that is a rhetorical question, by the way… we are talking BBC here, doh!)
    I would LOVE to see Blair and Brown stand trial for treason, murder, lying to parliament and all the rest of it. But they are both as slippery as a bucket full of eels, and ALWAYS seem to get away with it.
    Maybe we could all contribute towards a hit-person, to bump the 2 of them off!!! Should only cost a quid or two per slogger……


  2. Nothing – absolutely nothing – surprises me with the Labour Party. Since its days of trying to subvert Britain’s democracy and turn it into a communist state ruled from Moscow, it is – and always has been – steeped in personal agendas and decisions/actions driven by massive corruption.
    The issues of the Iraq war and Dr Kelly are just two that go right to the heart of government at the very highest levels of the Blair Govt. The murder killing of the Brazilian is another. The fairly obvious British state murder of the GCHQ operative Gareth Williams sanctioned by the Brown Govt is another. Labour’s massive use/abuse of Welfare to buy votes and create a dependent society is yet another. As I have said many times, the Labour Party and socialism are the evils that live among us. They have little to do with betterment of society and everythng to do with socialist/fascist agendas. Too bad that so many people choose to ignore it.

    But have no fear. If Labour and the fascist Blair got away with a range of crimes and corruption when running Britain, imagine the crimes and corruption he’ll get away with if/when he’s parachuted in to the EU President job, where there’s no known system of accountability. He will quickly become the 21st century’s new fascist dictator.


  3. I for one would be very disappointed to discover that our leaders have been misleading us. They always look so straight and true when questiond on the telebox

    It has moved me to compose what I hope will be a laureate winning poem.

    ‘Nobody wants to cast a vote, our leaders are a shower.
    Put Her Majesty in charge and throw the MP’s in the Tower.’

    Thank you very much, thank you.


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  5. BT – I think you may be getting a little carried away with some of your assertions. I do not believe that Jean Charles de Menezes (the Brazilian) was killed by a direct deliberate decision of the British Government, his sad death was the result of incompetence and muddle in the Metropolitan Police, and possibly the Security Services and Army on the day. On that afternoon the fog of war and Murphy’s Law kicked in big time. The lies and subsequent initial cover up that followed were a disgrace, I do not believe for one moment that the entire modern digital cctv system at Stockwell underground station was completely out of action a week after all of the other terrorist attacks on the underground as we are supposed to believe. The complete lack of responsibility accepted later by the senior police officers involved remains a grim stain on the Metropolitan Police.
    As regards Gareth Williams I have an open mind but there has been no evidence produced as yet (that is in the public domain) that his death was directly anything to do with the British Government. His death however remains suspicious and completely unexplained. I would comment however that the bizarre manner of his death was bound to attract maximum publicity which would be very undesirable in any deliberate state killing.
    As for doctor Kelly I would have to say that I probably agree with you completely.


  6. Under Blair and Brown the Labour party deliberately did as much damage
    to the country as possible by wrecking the economy, the education system, the health care system, by inviting the whole world to come and live in the UK at the tax payers expense, by social engineering, by the politics of spend spend spend. Socialist governments, by their nature seek dependents. They knew the more wreaking they did, the more people would become dependent (the great falicy is that political parties act in self interest, in order to get re-elected – no they act to further a crazed ideology and implement as much as possible towards it in the shortest space of time).

    So welcome to Britain in 2012! the multicultural socialist hell hole! Where the weakest and most dependent reign supreme; where the strongest and most individual seek cover – to hide ones opinions, ones assets, ones self sustainability! The pathetic self immolating marxist ideology has so permeated every institution that no escape is left – from health to banking to music to literature to art, everything is just a great vomit of self pity!

    And no where to socialists seek their prey more readily than the schools, than on the young! What they call “schools” are of course really forced government propaganda prison camps. No one, no one, in the private sector could put out a product like you see coming out of these camps and stay in a job; illiterate monkeys with barely the warewithal to tie their shoe laces. Through the encouragement of single parent families the socialists have destroyed the family, leaving the commissar class (teachers) to shape the opinions of their children. All natural curiosity is discouraged, only obedience to statist ideals are permitted. Ever more largess must be demanded – public sector unions are taught to represent the ultimate ideal. So while stealing might be taught to be morally wrong, a teachers union should perpetually be allowed to hold parents to ransom by going on strike, demanding ever higher wages and pensions from the productive, the young, and the unborn (yet how often do you hear “I do it because I love the children; if I did it for the money I would be a lawyer!!)

    The fight back starts with the family. It starts in local communities. It starts with people saying, I’m not paying for this crap any more…


  7. @Bellevue. Wasn’t it Andrew Marr who asked Brown when he was P.M. whether he took painkillers instead of the much more important allegation “are you on anti-depressants?”
    For all their chutzpah, BBC political people always let the Left get off lightly. Or is it just me?


  8. @Mark. “I do not believe …. the entire modern digital cctv system at Stockwell underground station was completely out of action a week after all of the other terrorist attacks on ”
    I could name another situation some years ago in Paris when the CCTV was conveniently “out of action” but for fear of sparking another controversy theory let’s leave it there.
    Except …. with so many forensic doctors clammering that Dr Kelly’s post mortem doesn’t make sense, why are “they” (whoever they are) refusing to open it up again?


  9. @Bankrupt. Bliar as EU President? I’m begining to think van Rompuy can’t be so bad after all. I would cheerfully go and live in a wooden shack somewhere remote hunting game for food, however much it shortened my life expectancy. At least I would have a few years or months living life on my terms and stop worrying about how these vermin are contaminating our future.


  10. He’s definitely preferable to Blair but its a pretty threadbare choice. Its like having to choose between Syphilis and Gonorrhoea.


  11. No, he should be hanged, or put in an iron cage & left hanging on Tower Hill until he rots. That’s what we used to do with all traitors, when we had guts,that is……


  12. Before we all have a heart attack…… in the grand scheme of things, all this is relatively unimportant. These political shysters will pass, as will the dreadful EU and all its works.
    Things are pretty dire at the moment, but things will pass and things will change and things will get better.
    They have to….. things cannot go on getting worse….


  13. Just stock up on the tinned stuff for the time being. Things may get worse before they get better.
    But get better they will.
    God is in control.


  14. “No one, no one, in the private sector could put out a product like you see coming out of these camps and stay in a job”

    Actually, from what I have seen there is far more Marxism coming out of private schools than out of your local comp. There’s nothing quite like having to share a desk with some moron whose mum has spent her whole life on benefits and whose father is absent for putting a person right off socialism.


  15. I think you’re right there, the way He keeps making it rain, eg.- the Jubilee, the G20 in Mexico…..there was even a thunderstorm, I believe.


  16. Traitors had the pleasure of being hanged drawn and quartered, a deeply unpleasant process for the subject, but quite popular with spectators by all accounts.

    Alternatively there is always impalement, an old favourite which would be a more poetic justice for what he has done to the British people.

    Any alternative suggestions would be gratefully received – a pity we only get to choose one, obviously we would need to leave the european court of Human Rights before we can do it as I believe they are quite severe on this sort of thing.


  17. Wouldn’t it be great if we had the Stocks to put these traitors in and give them a good pelting with rotten produce. After a few days of that it is off to the Labour camps for a lifetime of hard graft. Hanging is TOO good for them.


  18. @Mark: The Brazilian was killed under the Met Police *kratos* policy created with Blair Govt involvement. It was kept secret from the Britsh public until the killing. Why? Because it sanctioned the Met Police to shoot first and ask questions later. That is what kratos was all about.

    As I’ve said before, it is inconceivable for kratos not to have been personally reviewed and signed off by (a) the Met Police Commissioner (Ian Blair) and (b) the Home Secretary under Blair’s premiership and for Blair himself to have been kept closely informed. There was no cock-up regarding killing JCdM…the police shooter intended to kill him and fired eight shots into his head to make sure. It is true that the police claimed that their radios failed to work properly during the incident but that has not been independently corroborated. They also falsely claimed he was wearing a thick padded jacket which may have hidden a body-bomb. Under kratos, it is quite possible that the police wanted any such incident to arise to send a message to wannabe terrorists that they will be shot and killed without the usual justice. Whatever, the police officer who shot him should have been charged with murder and the court/jury allowed to sift through the facts and come to a decision. But the CPS prevented that from happening by overriding the Rule of Law. To deny accountability is to open the door to a continuation of police shoot-to-kill incidents in the future as part of a police state. The Chelsea solictor shot by police is another example of where this is heading…..

    On Gareth Williams…if you read this interesting Sherlock Holmes story of the incident, it is very hard not to conclude that his murder was sanctioned by the incumbent Foreign Secretary. The only uncertainty is whether it was David Milipede or William Hague.
    Some of the conspiracy stories about it being foreign govts etc simply don’t stand up. This one does.


  19. @MaxC: there is an announced plan to create a new role of President of The European Union (POTEU). He will be superior to either of the current EU presidents. It is strongly rumoured that Blair wants the job and will be supported by a lot of people. Blair has already commented on it…..


  20. @BT I’m well aware of Kratos, the policy had its origins in Israel as the worlds foremost country in dealing with suicide bombers and I believe that the UK Government and Met took their advice. In the event of suicide bombings occurring in the UK I’m not sure what else the state could do other then should them. The Government did not set out that day to explicitly shoot poor Mr de Menezes the Met under extreme pressure made a series of appalling blunders resulting in his death. They disgracefully then tried to cover it up. I believe that the Army may also have been involved as the Met had insufficient resources to cover the many locations being watched. Their senior officers bear responsibility for this. I do not blame the poor infantry who raced into the underground station and carried out the shooting they were told this was a terrorist with a bomb and they were clearly very brave individuals. The senior officers were however a disgrace.

    As regards Gareth Williams I have an open mind and yes I have read the website to which you referred. However the facts on this case are still very blurred and the plain truth is nobody knows and as a result its a conspiracy theorists wet dream. Mr Holmes is obviously enjoying himself and spins a very convincing yarn. Perhaps he right but the truth is we don’t know.


  21. Dont worry about it as im sending both of them to the guff along with lots of their cabal chums in the very near future.


  22. @Mark: Your reasoning that the police gunman should not be held responsible for killing an innocent person is not the first time I’ve heard that. Unfortunately, the law makes no provision for you to shoot and kill another person and then claim that you thought he was a suicide bomber based upon information passed to you (before your radio went dead) by third parties located 5 miles away. The law is quite specific: if you wish to use the ‘honest belief’ defence (which is what the CPS claimed he’d use), it requires that you assess the circumstances of the situation YOURSELF and make a judgment, for which you are then accountable. Nor does the law have provision for mistakes made by anybody, including police officers, although the judge may do so if he believes the defendant’s defence; he may apply a minimum sentence. It is irrefutable that the CPS brushed aside the Rule of Law to protect a police officer when they should not have done so. As said, this is a very dangerous path to tread…’s what we see in banana republics and other dictatorships.


  23. JW
    The CIA aren’t putting anything in the water [again] over there are they ?

    You seem to be drifting into the realms of conspiracy theory.


    «A former dissident who was imprisoned in Soviet gulags for a total of twelve years has warned that he personally saw secret documents in 1992 which outlined a conspiracy to turn the European Union into a Socialist dictatorship.

    In a speech in Brussels, 63-year old Vladimir Bukovksy described the content of still classified Politburo and Central Committee documents. The Soviet files outlined a plan from the mid-1980’s onwards to hijack the European Union and turn it into what Bukovksy calls the EUSSR, a totalitarian federal superstate with no accountability or direct representation. The policy was “a conspiracy, quite openly made by them, agreed upon, and worked out.”

    Bukovksy describes an amazing meeting between President Gorbachev and representatives of the Trilateral Commission, which included David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger.

    “In January of 1989, for example, a delegation of the Trilateral Commission came to see Gorbachev. It included [former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro] Nakasone, [former French President Valéry] Giscard d’Estaing, [American banker David] Rockefeller and [former US Secretary of State Henry] Kissinger. They had a very nice conversation where they tried to explain to Gorbachev that Soviet Russia had to integrate into the financial institutions of the world, such as Gatt, the IMF and the World Bank.”

    “In the middle of it Giscard d’Estaing suddenly takes the floor and says: “Mr President, I cannot tell you exactly when it will happen – probably within 15 years – but Europe is going to be a federal state and you have to prepare yourself for that. You have to work out with us, and the European leaders, how you would react to that, how would you allow the other Easteuropean countries to interact with it or how to become a part of it, you have to be prepared.”

    “This was January 1989, at a time when the [1992] Maastricht treaty had not even been drafted. How the hell did Giscard d’Estaing (pictured below) know what was going to happen in 15 years time? And surprise, surprise, how did he become the author of the European constitution [in 2002-03]? A very good question. It does smell of conspiracy, doesn’t it?”

    «It is no accident that the European Parliament, for example, reminds me of the Supreme Soviet. It looks like the Supreme Soviet because it was designed like it. Similarly, when you look at the European Commission it looks like the Politburo. I mean it does so exactly, except for the fact that the Commission now has 25 members and the Politburo usually had 13 or 15 members. Apart from that they are exactly the same, unaccountable to anyone, not directly elected by anyone at all. When you look into all this bizarre activity of the European Union with its 80,000 pages of regulations it looks like Gosplan. We used to have an organisation which was planning everything in the economy, to the last nut and bolt, five years in advance. Exactly the same thing is happening in the EU. When you look at the type of EU corruption, it is exactly the Soviet type of corruption, going from top to bottom rather than going from bottom to top.”


  25. A fitting punishment for B Liar. A nice cup of tea and a chat every day for the rest of his life.
    That might not seem like a punishment at all to some people, but believe me, if that gurning cretin was sent round the homes of the ordinary men and women of the British Isles to do his Community Punishment he would be begging for a nice stout piece of rope after about a fortnight.


  26. the para-military execution of jean charles de menezes was the most appalling case of twenty-first-century state-murder to which this country has miserably failed to bear witness – and it is this immoral negligence of the truth and duty which now compels the undead soul of gareth williams to join that of dr david kelly in his eternally restless search along the conscience-cleaned chlorinated corridors and courts of whitehall for his real death certificate, as opposed to the decontaminated one. obviously, as members of the casually critical crowd, we are less concerned about the fates of kelly and williams, who both volunteered to work for the brutal british bureaucratic beast, unlike the self-employed electrician, menezes, who, uninfected by the perverting power of parliament, was officially-offed utterly oblivious to the hammer of metropolitan oppression smashing down upon him, and, of course, we are less sympathetic still about the exits of gunslinging maniac chelsea solicitor, mark saunders, or mark duggan, the gangster summarily executed on the tottenham one-way-system as part of a “pre-planned operation”, or osama bin laden, or muammar al-gaddafi – yet each of these murders was sanctioned by the state, each relies upon the corrupt case-law of those that preceded, with each injustice building a fvck-you palace of ethical extravagance upon the bloody foundations of the foregoing right-to-live violation already legally enshrined in our dysfunctional national character, and in this climate of capitol condoned cruelty, i hardly find it surprising that the whim-wasting of trayvon martin was committed with an impunity not enjoyed in the united states since the early 1960s; in fact, it’s important to ignore the character of the victims, their integrity is irrelevant in a world without trial – principle must be king, not the police chief, the prime minister, or the president…

    as for the all-important matter of what to do with tony blair…i humbly suggest that he be incarcerated in ‘spring hill’ prison, grendon underwood, buckinghamshire, not 45 seconds, as the crow flies, from his ill-gotten manor house in wotton underwood – it is an open prison in the depths of middle-england’s most idyllic rural countryside and, as such, there is always the outside possibility that he could, during the night, be molested by an amorous badger with a socially progressive outlook.


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  28. @Old Soldier: The comments made by Cressida Dick in that BBC quote are all very well, except they are a complete contradiction to what the law says.
    There were many cock-ups made by the Met Police on that day – including inadequate police training and a failure to have a commanding officer on site giving orders to armed officers. But the CPS eventually – after taking one year to conduct its inquiry to get the issue off the headlines – quietly stepped in and overrode the Rule of Law by choosing not to prosecute the police officer for murder on spurious grounds. It is absolutely obvious that the police officer was running on adrenalin and essentially out of control. IOW: unfit for that job. For Dick to say “it could happen again” is to admit that the Met Police will continue to ignore the Rule of Law and the CPS will cover up for them. Heads should have rolled.

    There MAY be a case for a change in the law which allows the police to operate the kratos policy of shoot-first-ask-questions-later, but until Parliament does that, the Met Police are required to operate within the law. No ifs and no buts. I note that no action whatsoever has been taken to make any change in the law since 2005. Why is that? It can only be because the political elites have doubts they would get through without clearly stated lines of accountability.


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