Well there we have it - the Attorney General has decided not to make application to the High Court for an inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly.
Mr Grieve gave a totally unconvincing performance in his statement to the House of Commons and in response to the very benign questions that followed it. His body language convinced me that here was a man pursuing a purely political agenda. The slight break in his voice, the constant looking down while making his statement, the hunched shoulders, all very indicative of a man having to lie in my opinion.
His apparent suggestion that the Hutton Inquiry was as good as an inquest in determining the truth was plainly ridiculous. We need to go and look at his statement in detail of course and it's vital that the "Doctors" in particular have sight of the conclusions that the two experts called in by Mr Grieve made on the lodged evidence.
This is a grim day. Let us hope it is darkest just before the dawn.