Short blames government ‘abuse of…

Short blames government ‘abuse of power’ for David Kelly’s death

Clare Short has blamed the death of Dr David Kelly on “an abuse of power” by the Government and warned that the tragedy has become a symbol of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “obsession with spin”.

In an interview with The Independent, the former Secretary of State for International Development says the affair has made it more likely Mr Blair will stand down before the next general election. She describes him as an “emperor” and a “neo-Conservative”, saying his speech this month to both houses of the US Congress shows he shares the analysis of Washington hardliners. “He is a complete convert to the neo-Conservative view of the world.”