From: STEPHEN FROST <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Lord Hutton's dubious past and "the truth has a light of its own"
To: privateoffice@attorneygeneral, Kevin.McGinty@attorneygeneral
Cc: grieved@parliament, jonesdi@parliament, fswaine@leighday, "Michael Powers Q.C." <powers@>, "david halpin" <dsh@>, chris.burns-cox@, monafay@, "Stephen Frost" <stephen.frost@>, mvarney@leighday, fmackenzie@leighday
Date: Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 4:30
FOR THE URGENT ATTENTION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOMINIC GRIEVE QC
Dear Mr Parish and Mr McGinty,
I wish to draw your attention to Lord Hutton's dubious past:
Please contrast with this:
At the commencement of the Saville (Bloody Sunday) Inquiry, these words were spoken by Counsel to the Inquiry:
"... serious then as were the immediate effects of the shootings, what happened on the 30th of January 1972 has affected the lives of many more people than those who were directly involved. That those events should be fully understood and the facts publicly established is therefore not only a matter of acute albeit private interest to those most immediately affected but also a subject with a wider public importance. Whatever happened, whatever the truth of the matter, was a tragedy, the pain of which many have endured down the passage of years. The tribunal's task is to discover, as far as humanly possible in the circumstances, the truth, not the truth as people see it, not the truth as people would like it to be, but the truth pure and simple, however complex, painful or unacceptable to whomsoever that truth may be. The truth has a light of its own. Although it may be the first casualty of hostility, it has formidable powers of recovery even after a long interval."
(Dr) Stephen Frost