Geoff Hoon, the defence secretary is not going to be attending the funeral of MoD consultant on WMD, Doctor Kelly. Is it because he will soon be called in front of a judicial enquiry into the disgraceful and suspicious circumstances surrounding Dr Kelly’s apparent suicide – in which he and other government ministers are deeply involved? Nope, it’s because he’s going on his holidays. And why not? After all didn’t the defence secretary bugger off on a skiing holiday after sending thousands of British troops to the Gulf to fight the tawdry little war for Bush? At least he is consistent. Nice to see how seriously our elected representatives take their duties.