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(From Agence France Presse)
Gavyn Davies, who resigned as BBC chairman following a judicial enquiry that blamed the public broadcaster over the suicide of weapons expert David Kelly, is a multi-millionaire economist who has been a staunch defender of the BBC's independence.
Yet his appointment to the post in 2001 had been marred by allegations that he was one of "Tony's Cronies", a reference to his close ties to Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party.
Davies, 53, became the first casualty of the judicial inquiry led by Lord Brian Hutton who blasted the BBC for the way it aired allegations that Downing Street "sexed up" intelligence on Iraq, then …