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 Thursday, June 19, 2003


Tony Blair Told: You Deceived the British Public

Tony Blair's two fomer cabinet ministers, Clare Short and Robin Cook gave evidence at the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's inquiry on the case of Britain going to war in Iraq.

Ms Clare Short said Mr Blair had "used a series of half-truths, exaggerations, reassurances that were not the case to get us into conflict by the spring".

The home secretary, David Blunkett blasted back at his former cabinet colleagues Robin Cook and Clare Short. Blunkett said both of them did not see detailed intelligence briefings ahead of the attack on Iraq and claimed that only himself, the prime minister, the foreign secretary and the Northern Ireland secretary saw the top level spying material before the conflict.

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