Thom Yorke, writing in the Guardian, on The Hutton Report
This is a theatre of the absurd. It has left everybody I know shaking their heads in disbelief and anger.
Anger is never a terribly useful emotion but, yes, I too find myself angry and astonished in equal measure.
The real sorrow is that Tony Blair had so many of the right ideas when he came into office (equality of opportunity, reform of the House of Lords, freedom of information, etc)
But he has slowly shifted to a position that really isn't so very far removed from the communist states of the 1980s: equality for all (except for special cases), a defensive and secretive Establishment, a cowed media - and occasional reminders that the State know best.