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Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Aug 4, 2003.

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  1. Downing Street rejects 'Walter Mitty' report

    Downing Street has distanced itself from a report that the government saw weapons expert Dr David Kelly as a "Walter Mitty" character.
    Tony Blair's spokesman was commenting on a newspaper report which quoted a "senior Whitehall source" as saying Dr Kelly had misled the government and BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan over Iraq's weapons programmes.

    Walter Mitty is a character in a story by US author James Thurber who fantasised about being a hero.

    The report in the Independent newspaper said Dr Kelly had not revealed the extent of his contacts with Mr Gilligan to Ministry of Defence officials.

    And it quoted a source as saying the scientist had told Mr Gilligan more than he would have known.

    Downing St have denied they said he was a Walter, but the seed is planted with the Sun readers now isn't it?

    Poor old sod