September 19, 2003



A computer expert has told the Hutton inquiry there were discrepancies between the transcript of Andrew Gilligan's notes of his meeting with David Kelly and the version held on his electronic organiser.

Edward Wilding said there was no mention of Alastair Campbell on the electronic organiser even though his name was mentioned in Gilligan's written account of the meeting with Dr Kelly on May 22.

Very interesting:

Explaining his findings about Mr Gilligan's handheld computer, Mr Wilding said: "Somebody was looking at creating memos and seeing if dates and times could be changed."

Posted by Tim Blair at September 19, 2003 03:58 AM

EEEEK! what did you do to your headline banner? Turn it off!

keep the crest but put a water color of Roo's jumping, a platypuss or something.....

Posted by: Hugh Wyatt at September 19, 2003 at 04:42 AM

wow, still more truth in the guardian.

Posted by: adam at September 19, 2003 at 05:21 AM

I know, Adam. Isn't it wonderful?

Posted by: tim at September 19, 2003 at 05:26 AM

We had it all,
Like John Pilger and Ted Rall.
Starring in our own loony left show,
Sailin' away to Key Margo.

Here's lookin' at you kid...

Posted by: charles austin at September 19, 2003 at 07:10 AM

Whoops, wrong post.

Posted by: charles austin at September 19, 2003 at 07:11 AM

It's the cover-up that gets you.
-- R. Milhous Nixon, 1974

Posted by: mojo at September 19, 2003 at 07:47 AM

Perhaps Gilligan and editor should have just invented an interview with an un-named source entirely.That way, dates and times would not have been a problem.

Compounding the sins of Gilligan and BBC is the Blair government's disclosure of Dr.Kelly's name to the public.

Both BBC and LP are nasty work.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 09:35 AM

The Scotsman was particularly cruel to Andrew Gilligan yesterday :

Posted by: JohninLondon at September 19, 2003 at 12:36 PM

There's one conclusion to be drawn on this whole affair:

It's a quagmire.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 19, 2003 at 01:29 PM

I bet the Director General grabs his little buddy and slaps him about the head with his skipper's hat as punishment.

Posted by: Habib Bickford at September 19, 2003 at 04:20 PM

This shows why computer fraud should be left to the experts.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 19, 2003 at 04:38 PM

There is a bit of confusion here. If you are a liberal, it is not only OK to lie, but mandatory to lie in order to advance civilization.

Posted by: perfectsense at September 19, 2003 at 05:26 PM

CLIVE: ..... and I wrote a letter to them, I said, "Dear-," I wrote to whatever the fucking name is, the head of the fucking BBC, who's their .....
DEREK: "Dear Cunt".
CLIVE: Yeah, that's right, I said, .....
DEREK: That's it, yeah, "Dear Cunt".
CLIVE: I put 'Cunt, London' on. I knew that would find him.
DEREK: Yeah, 'Cunt, London' .....
CLIVE: 'Cunt, London' .....
DEREK: 'TV Centre', 'T-', 'Cunt, TV-'
CLIVE: 'T-', no, not even 'TV Centre', .....
CLIVE: ..... you don't have to put 'TV Centre' .....
DEREK: 'Cunt, .....
CLIVE: ..... 'Cunt, London', .....
DEREK: ..... London'
CLIVE: ..... and it reaches the Director-General of the BBC, .....

Posted by: Clem Snide at September 19, 2003 at 08:05 PM

Clem, you've used your complete supply of "cunt" allowances for the rest of the year.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 21, 2003 at 02:29 AM


Posted by: roscoe p coltrane at September 21, 2003 at 07:22 PM

I hate it when I accidentally find these chatter boards where people don't seem to know the meaning of context. Oh, that's right - with "context," you'd then have to use reason and logic, and that would just hurt your little heads too much, wouldn't it?

I could be wrong (but I'm pretty sure I'm not), so just go read the rest of Wilding's section of the transcript, and see if you can figure out why I think the original message is flawed. Or perhaps read Gilligan's testimony further down the same page, like I did.

Or maybe you just prefer to let the newspapers do your thinking for you. If I'm wrong about that, you can read all of the testimony here, and see all of the documented evidence here.

"Stop! You bully! You're hurting me! Shut up! Shut up!"

Posted by: Shrill O'Really? at September 27, 2003 at 04:44 AM