A very British coup. Plotters all supported Blair’s war

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Chilcot confirms what millions of us knew in 2003, the case for war had not been made. It was an unnecessary and illegal conflict, launched on the basis of flawed intelligence, secret diplomacy and with no sound legal basis. It … Continue reading

Letters lift lid on Benn’s concern at rebuilding post-war Iraq

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CONCERN over the pace of rebuilding war-torn Iraq was raised by then international development secretary Hilary Benn just 18 months after the conflict had begun, documents released alongside the Chilcot report reveal. Leeds Central MP Mr Benn told Tony Blair … Continue reading

South Yorkshire MP defends decision to back Iraq war

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Jeremy Corbyn: Iraq invasion was a ‘catastrophe’ The 2003 Iraq invasion was “an act of military aggression” and a “catastrophe”, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said. Responding to the publication of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the war, Mr Corbyn said … Continue reading

Damning Chilcot report blasts Tony Blair’s Iraq war decisions: The key points

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Damning Chilcot report blasts Tony Blair’s Iraq war decisions: The key points The long-awaited official report into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War has delivered a scathing verdict on Government ministers’ justification, planning and conduct of a military intervention which … Continue reading