According to our web server logs, some people at both the BBC and at Reuters are busy typing in search engine queries such as "John Scarlett address" presumably, in anticipation of the publication of the
Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction report tomorrow.
Our only previous comments regarding John Scarlett were in relation to the Hutton Inquiry's inconsistent censorship of their published evidence. Will the Butler Review Committee report be censored in a similar fashion ?
Surely these professional news organisations cannot be hoping to get John Scarlett to comment on the Butler report via email, or to find his new home address (he has appeared on tv news being doorstepped by tv journalists)
One would have expected both the BBC and Reuters to have this sort of information available internally, rather than having to trawl the world wide web for it, or is such information jealously guarded by the specialist "leak" correspondents and not available to their whole organisations ?
When John Scarlett replaces Sir Richard Dearelove as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service MI6 on August 1st, who replaces John Scarlett at the head of the Joint Intelligence Committee ?