What's the difference between an inquiry and an enquiry? The latter seeks information. Can we have one of those?
By Liz Stephens
The long-awaited umpteenth inquiry into the war in Iraq got underway last week. This one, we are assured by Sir John Chilcot, will be different. This one will be completely independent - which is presumably why there is a one-minute delay between what's said and what's actually broadcast - they're checking for bias towards the truth.
So bold is the reach of the Inquiry they aren't even redacting bad language. On the Inquiry website (which is really excellent) there is a disclaimer under the video footage that says: "Warning! This video contains mild swearing." As if an Inquiry hearing evidence about atrocious violations of human rights needed a parental advisory sticker.
Each week the Inquiry website helpfully lays out the names of the witnesses, times of their evidence and their specialist subjects - sort of like Mastermind. Next week Sir John Scarlett'sRead More »from Iraq enquiries