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- - - I began to review my own experience in the dramatic context of the then ongoing Hutton Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly, during which

“ - - the inner workings of the British government were laid bare as seldom before”
THE GUARDIAN September 6, 2003

The inquiry secretary had said:

"Lord Hutton, after six years dealing with freedom of information [at the Home Office],wanted every document entered as evidence, and every word put on the website.
We wanted to be as open as possible "

THE TIMES September 9 2003

Even so, cogent questions and suspicions remained unresolved, and complaints about undue and excessive secrecy in government departments hit the media with numbing frequency, especially with the ongoing furore about the War against Iraq - - -