And todays missing words from this report are ‘framed‘ and ‘lied‘, as in- the government, police, FBI and CPS framed Lotfi Raissi and lied about the evidence. Yet as we know the powerful do not have the such words used about them that’s just for the likes of us guv’nor. Even the prospective covering up of a massive war crime is called a whitewash. Yet one word appears frequently ‘independent‘ in respects to all manner of official doings, no words are missing here but we must remember definitions change, independent means- a really super extra special effort at Public Relations to convince the chumps we didn’t do the crimes we did.
Apparently the ‘retiring’ (yep there’s another) Met Chief Blair is getting more as a pay off (warning D**ly M**l) than the family of the man he had killed, Jean Charles de Menezes. After an independent inquiry pressed no charges in a whitewash. Always worth a re-read, LRB- ‘Make sure you say that you were treated properly’ Gareth Peirce writes about Torture, Secrecy and the British State & The Framing of al-Megrahi.