Writing any sort of political column in the middle of August is usually a challenge as our lords and political masters are halfway through their three month summer recess. This summer looks to be the exception, however.
On the national level there is the Hutton inquiry into the circumstances leading up to David Kelly's death. Those in the insurance industry with one eye on the political scene will be gearing up for a long autumn and winter of lobbying and waiting on ministerial reports.
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