September 04, 2003


A controversial claim is inserted at the last minute into a report intended to sway public opinion. Sound familiar?

The BBC chairman, Gavyn Davies, conceded that a description of the weapons expert as a "senior intelligence source" in a crucial statement issued by the BBC governors after an emergency meeting at the height of the row was inserted at the last minute by a press officer.

The news is a mirror of the "sexing up" accusation levelled at Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's director of communications, and raises further questions about the role played by the governors.

Actually, it answers a lot of questions.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 4, 2003 12:50 AM

I hear the girls think that even middle aged men like you Mr Blair can be sexed up with a uniform on.

Posted by: White Bread at September 4, 2003 at 08:50 AM