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Hutton: spy chiefs face reform over Iraq fiasco

A massive shake-up of the way the Government handles secret intelligence in order to prevent its creeping politicisation is to be launched in the wake of the Hutton inquiry. The radical reforms will overhaul the role of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which drew up the infamous dossier on Iraq’s banned weapons of mass destruction that lies at the heart of the judicial inquiry. They emerged amid fresh uproar triggered by Alastair Campbell, the Prime Minister’s former director of communications, who claimed yesterday that ‘there was no naming strategy’ to identify weapons scientist David Kelly as the likely source of the BBC’s allegations last year that Downing Street spiced up the dossier. Full Story

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