Why are a third of the seats allocated to the public going to 'bereaved service' families in the ballot? This would seem to me to suggest a 'kangaroo court' type of proceeding. It should be an open ballot, surely.
Sad to say, I agree with you about the 'vox pops' I think it may well prove more 'popular' to broadcast these views that the actual evidence spoken.
Can't agree they have more right, the war was fought in all our names, whether we agreed or not, and I don't think it represents 'fair' to have the place packed with those who lost family in that war. Just sends the wrong message about 'fair trial' to me.
If you watch the TV coverage as I do from time to time then read the headlines on the BBC news and in the newspapers some time later you could be forgiven for thinking that they covered a different version than you watched
But I suppose the old addage of "never let the truth stand in the way of a good headline" certainly does apply today
It has been the continual petitioning by the bereaved families that has to a fair degree led to this enquiry.
Chilcott met with the families before it started to reassure them it would not be a whitewash.
Those in this country who have suffered the most from the action in Iraq are the bereaved families. Of course they should have priority when the man responsible for sending their loved ones to their deaths gives his account of why he sent them.