Charles Kennedy – 2003 Comments on Blair and the Hutton Inquiry

The comments made by Charles Kennedy, the then Leader of the Liberal Democrats, on 30 July 2003.

As usual the Prime Minister evaded answering many of the questions he was asked. But the central question on the Hutton inquiry was not posed. That is: If Lord Hutton concludes that his limited remit has prevented him from fully investigating the circumstances leading to Dr David Kelly’s death will the Prime Minister then agree to set up a more wide-ranging independent inquiry, headed by a judge, into the events which led us going to war? The British people deserve answers.