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UK govt top lawyer seeking to block prosecution of Tony Blair over Iraq War – media

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC is prepared to go to court to demand that former Prime Minister Tony Blair not be prosecuted over the Iraq war, according to a report. Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair meets British troops, Iraq, … Continue reading

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It’s a stitch-up, claims Alex Salmond as Commons motion to probe Tony Blair fails

Alex Salmond says the establishment have closed ranks over the war in Iraq, after a cross-party attempt to have Tony Blair investigated for misleading Parliament was defeated in the Commons. Former First Minister Alex Salmond’s motion to hold Tony Blair … Continue reading

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Revealed: Chilcot inquiry was set up ‘to avoid blame’ = Action needed for accountability

Secret cabinet documents show Iraq hearings were set up to stop individuals being held accountable. Gus O’Donnell, left, talks to Gordon Brown during a cabinet meeting on 9 June, 2009. Photograph: Johnny Green/AFP The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war … Continue reading

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Clare Short: Blair will never be forgiven for Iraq suffering

Short, who quit as international development secretary after war, says Tony Blair has lost the plot and will never escape ‘crimes against peace’ Clare Short attends the Iraq Inquiry in 2010 (AFP) Tony Blair will never be forgiven for “terrible … Continue reading

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Iraq Inquiry report to be published 6 July 2016

Sir John Chilcot and the Prime Minister have agreed that the Iraq Inquiry’s report will be published on Wednesday 6 July 2016. The date was confirmed in correspondence between Sir John and the Prime Minister and follows completion of the … Continue reading

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The Iraq Inquiry – Declassified Documents

At its launch Sir John Chilcot, Chairman of the Inquiry, explained: “This is an Inquiry by a committee of Privy Counsellors.  It will consider the period from the summer of 2001 to the end of July 2009, embracing the run-up … Continue reading

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