House of Commons Presentation: OPCW Leaks Reveal International Community Was Misled About Alleged Douma Chemical Incident in 2018

1February 2020 — Tim Hayward

REPORT ON THE HOUSE OF COMMONS PRESENTATION CONCERNING OPCW LEAKS ABOUT DOUMA

Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 3-5 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London, UK)

CHAIR: John Holmes (Major General, rtd.)

SPEAKERS

Paul McKeigue (Professor of Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh)

David Miller (Professor of Political Sociology, University of Bristol, @Tracking_Power)

Piers Robinson (Doctor, Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies and Convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media [WGSPM], former Chair/Professor University of Sheffield and former Senior Lecturer University of Manchester, @PiersRobinson1)

Jonathan Steele (Independent journalist, formerly chief foreign correspondent for The Guardian, @SteeleJourno)

ORGANISERS

Sheila Coombes (Founder of Independent Anti-War Group Frome Stop War)

Room booking sponsored by Fabian Hamilton (Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament)

This report, by Dr. Catherine Brown (@neolawrencian), who attended the event, is based on her transcription (as near to verbatim as possible) of the presentations, questions, and answers as they were given. Speakers and questioners were then given the opportunity to clarify their statements post facto. It should be noted that Professor Paul McKeigue’s presentation has been expanded to reproduce the full text of the Powerpoint presentation from which he was speaking. The hyperlinks have been largely sourced by the report-compiler, whose editorial text insertions are indicated by square brackets.

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