One for the conspiracy theorists I am afraid, but one of the scientists asking for a proper inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly raises a very interesting point.
At the time I thought that Dr Kelly was merely an MOD scientist who buckled under the pressure of media scrutiny, although it seems that he had quite a hands-on role in the UN search for chemical and biological weapons, s he was not necessarily the shy, retiring backroom geek that the press made him out to be.
But as a fellow scientist pointed out, Dr Kelly was a very prominent germ and chemical warfare expert. That is relevant because of his knowledge of the biology of death. He had spent 10 years at Porton Down and he knew everything about killing things. So why would he use the uncertain and probably uncertain method of swallowing his wife's co-proxamol tablets and cutting his wrists with a blunt knife?
At the very least he could have used his professional knowledge to better effect.