Blinded by the light
: Greg Dyke, BBC director-general, issues a defensive statement.
And Andrew Gilligan, the mope who started all this, does worse and the British journalists’ union does even worse. They should be chasing him out as the shame of the business but instead:
However, the National Union of Journalists, which represented Gilligan, today hit out at the report’s conclusions.
“Whatever Lord Hutton may think, it is clear from the evidence he heard that the dossier was ‘sexed up’, that many in the intelligence services were unhappy about it, and that Andrew Gilligan’s story was substantially correct,” said Jeremy Dear, the president of the NUJ, which is representing Gilligan.