In a bombshell interview today, Porton Down chemical weapon facility CEO Gary Aitkenhead admitted to Sky News that they don’t know – and cannot tell from the information they can obtain from samples gather – where the Salisbury nerve agent was made.
Boris Johnson is on video record claiming he knew the toxin was made by the Russians – because Porton Down had told him ‘categorically’ that there was ‘no doubt’.
The Porton Down official’s admission directly contradicts the basis on which Theresa May and her government have expelled Russian diplomats – and persuaded other countries to do the same.
So far, the BBC has instead focused on Aitkenhead’s statement of confidence that the poison is a ‘novichok’ or related agent and referred only to him saying it’s not Porton Down’s job to identify sources – but highlighting how the Porton Down admission shows Boris Johnson’s unequivocal claim was completely false?
That revelation should bring down the government – or at the very least, see Johnson and May resigning in disgrace.
The BBC still found plenty of time for the vaporous issue of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to celebrate a Passover seder last night with a left-wing Jewish group – so it’s hard not to conclude that the BBC really doesn’t want to bring the revelation to its viewers’ attention.
Of course, in spite of all that, the BBC is impartial and our press estate is free and fair. So there’s no need at all to share this video with everything that moves to make sure that the news breaches the public consciousness as it should:
Edit: Sky News originally showed the Johnson video, but now seems to have removed it from its coverage of the Porton Down admission. Seems Murdoch is onside with the BBC.
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