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De Agostini to publish the Chilcot report in one thousand monthly parts

‘Month by month, you will learn about the build up to the Iraq war, the spurious evidence that was used to justify it, and the disastrous aftermath for the whole Middle-Eastern region’ said Sir John, ‘ Creating an encyclopedic record that you and your family will treasure for ever.’

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Posted: Oct 30th, 2015
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Chilcot appearance on Just A Minute “longer than 45 minutes”

Sir John Chilcot’s debut appearance on Radio 4 panel show Just a Minute has received a critical mauling, after he hesitated more than any other player in the programme’s history and caused Monday evening’s edition to last fourteen hours instead of the usual thirty minutes.

The former civil servant and independent inquiry chair appeared on the panel alongside series regulars Paul Merton, Sue Perkins and former foreign secretary Jack Straw. As usual, Chilcot was asked to speak for sixty seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation, but after an initial burst of energy (on the topic ‘the terms of this inquiry’) he rapidly dried up and dragged the proceedings out far longer than anybody else could ever have anticipated.

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Posted: Sep 1st, 2015
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Bin Laden cassettes ‘a dangerous collection of 80s cheese’

It has been revealed today that a collection of audio cassettes seized from Osama Bin Laden’s abandoned Afghan compound, actually contain an alarming amount of 80s pop tunes.

Brett Rogers, one of the first U.S. Navy Seals to enter the compound, claimed he was alerted to Bin Laden’s whereabouts by the distant melodic tones of Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It. ‘Well the lyrics do say that “this dance ain’t for everybody, only for the sexy people” obviously I took it as a sign’.

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Posted: Aug 31st, 2015
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Burglary case adjourned while judge examines WMD claims

Inspectors called back from the pubThe man had broken into the houses ‘in the interests of national security’, after receiving a detailed dossier with evidence that the families concerned had nuclear ambitions.

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Posted: Dec 2nd, 2011
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Chilcot Inquiry panel find witnesses ‘lacking in razzle-dazzle’ since last Friday

Members of the Iraq Inquiry panel have complained that witnesses have seemed ‘lacking in razzle-dazzle’ in comparison to last Friday’s star turn by first-rate sorceror Tony Blair, whose triumphant appearance really stunned and staggered ‘em and left ‘em begging for more.

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Posted: Feb 2nd, 2010
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