Charles Kennedy – 2003 Comments on Death of David Kelly

The comments made by Charles Kennedy, the then Leader of the Liberal Democrats, on 18 July 2003.

This is obviously terribly, terribly sad news and everybody’s thoughts and good wishes will be with Dr Kelly’s family and his friends and colleagues at this awful time. I welcome the fact the Prime Minister has said there will obviously have to be a full-scale inquiry into what on earth led to this happening. It would be wrong to comment further before we have more details of that but at the moment this is a desperately sad turn of events.