What Chilcot really tells us about Bush and Blair – new report by Sheffield academic

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SIR JOHN Chilcot did the world a service by exposing the “deception” at the heart of the government’s so-called war on terror, which continues to have “catastrophic” consequences today, a Yorkshire academic said today. Professor Piers Robinson said Chilcot’s criticism … Continue reading

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

Tom Richmond: Tony Blair’s weapons of mass deception destroyed trust

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THIS is what a senior member of Tony Blair’s government told Cabinet colleagues when war in Iraq became inevitable: “We should do the brave thing, not be cowards.” The context was that slightly sceptical ministers should rally behind the then … 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