Tuesday, May 29, 2012

David Lawley Wakelin - The Alternative Iraq Enquiry - Leveson intruder

David Lawley-Wakelin is the man responsible for yesterday's Leveson Inquiry intrusion where he accused ex-Labour prime minister Tony Blair of colluding with bankers JP Morgan for the deal on Iraq, content below:

"Excuse me. This man should be arrested for war crimes. JP Morgan paid him off for the Iraq war, three months after we invaded Iraq. He held up the Iraq bank for £20 million. He was then paid $6 million every year, and still is, from JP Morgan, six months after he left office. The man is a war criminal."

The 49 year old was assistant director on 27 episodes of Time Team - the archeology show hosted by Tony Robinson - and first assistant director on a 2010 Everest documentary entitled The Wildest Dream.

The Alternative Iraq Enquiry (trailer below) was born from David Lawley-Wakelin, the freelance documentary filmmaker who was so incensed by the Iraq war that he made the bold statement from the audience of Question Time suggesting whether Tony Blair was a liar prepared to kill in the name of oil. On this premise, Lawley-Wakelin travels to Iraq to ask its citizens and military personnel whether they agreed with him.



David was interviewed on LBC (London's Biggest Conversation) 97.3 about a) how he got into the Leveson Inquiry and b) more details about his claims against Blair.



In his defense, Tony Blair was Under Oath at the time, remember, he stated in court, "What he said about Iraq and JP Morgan is completely untrue. I’ve never had a discussion with them about that."

Lord Leveson then basically said, "You did not need to respond to the intruder's accusations."


BONUS MATERIALS: uncharacteristically subdued and historically insightful perspective on this (public protest @ leveson) event from the usually shouty-mouthed Artist Taxi Driver. Take it away, Mark. Learn us good.



"Do what you can," he suggests, "Do what you fucking can."

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