Chilcot Inquiry

Sir John Chilcot says Blair damaged trust in politics

2 November 2016 18:00

Sir John Chilcot isn’t a man who deals in pithy quotes. His Iraq War inquiry report came in at two-and-a-half million…

Tony Blair’s rumination over his own ‘good faith’

6 July 2016 17:52

Tony Blair appeared emotional, sounded hoarse, and constantly fixated upon his belief that he acted in ‘good faith’ over Iraq…

Was ‘the deadly Mail’ right after all on Iraq, Michael Gove?

6 July 2016 13:29

Last week the Daily Mail endorsed Theresa May as the next Tory leader. The declaration took many by surprise as not…

Iraq Inquiry: Key points from Sir John Chilcot’s statement

6 July 2016 11:35

Should the UK have gone to war in Iraq? Did it have the necessary legal basis and intelligence to do…

As Basra slid towards hell, Blair looked the other way

6 July 2016 10:09

There has always been a faction of the Labour party that wanted Tony Blair in the dock for the Iraq…

At last! The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war will be published

9 May 2016 17:39

At last. We now know that the long-awaited Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq war will be published on July…

Chilcot Report will be published in June or July 2016

29 October 2015 10:59

Finally, Sir John Chilcot has announced when his inquiry into the Iraq war will arrive. He has written to the Prime Minister this morning to…

Podcast: what Jeremy Corbyn’s Britain looks like

3 September 2015 8:52

What will Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership contest mean for Britain and the Labour party? On this week’s…

Chilcot resists pressure from MPs to speed up the Iraq Inquiry

26 August 2015 16:06

Sir John Chilcot doesn’t seem all that bothered by the threats of censure from politicians over his lengthy Iraq Inquiry.…

Delaying publication of the Chilcot report is the right thing to do

21 January 2015 12:03

I don’t know about you but I tend to think Sir John Chilcot’s report into the Iraq war should not…

PMQs sketch: In which today’s big loser is the NHS

7 January 2015 16:45

Everyone predicted a sombre PMQs. It was anything but. A mood of opportunistic and lacerating silliness dominated today’s exchanges. The…

The Chilcot Inquiry is a pointless endeavour. Tony Blair’s critics will never be satisfied.

30 May 2013 12:47

I never really saw the point of the Chilcot Inquiry and nothing that has happened in the years since it…

MacShane’s contradictory testimony to the Iraq Inquiry

12 May 2011 16:34

A trickle of documents from the Chilcot Inquiry have been released today, among which is the written witness statement of…

Déjà vu

21 January 2011 10:44

Tony Blair is beguiling the Chilcot Inquiry once again. He was majestic last time – quick witted, sincere and convinced.…

The return of Chilcot

18 January 2011 16:45

The Chilcot Inquiry is back, and with bang not a whimper. In his opening statement, Sir John said: ‘There is…

Time for an Afghan Inquiry

8 December 2010 18:02

The Iraq Inquiry had been conspicuously silent, but now John Chilcot’s team has called Tony Blair to give evidence again.…

The French ambassador has not contradicted Straw’s evidence to Chilcot

30 May 2010 19:38

The drowsy Hay festival has been shaken by two bespectacled academics igniting a rather too intricate political bomb. Under the…

Why Blair’s return is good news for the Tories

30 March 2010 20:02

Blair’s return will be worth a good 2-3 points to the Tory lead. Like Mandelson, he can dazzle journalists who…

The Tories’ growing mood of quiet confidence

17 March 2010 19:46

It is worth pointing out, because it is so different from what was happening a few weeks back, that the…

Brown seems to have blustered his way through yet another potential crisis

6 March 2010 10:33

Yesterday, Gordon Brown argued that he curbed defence spending to prevent the public finances from spiralling out of control –…

All quiet on the Chilcot front

5 March 2010 11:38

I just took a quick stroll around the block from Old Queen St, to check out the situation on the…

Brown’s betrayal of Basra is the real issue here

5 March 2010 9:45

Might Gordon Brown get away with it at the Chilcot Inquiry today? I suspect so. The media seems obsessed with…

Brown faces his interrogators

5 March 2010 9:04

Tick, tick, tick … there’s only an hour or so to go before Brown’s appearance in front of the Chilcot…

Blair on Chilcot…

9 February 2010 18:27

…well, sorta.  5:25 into his interview with Mike Huckabee, our former PM gives his take on the constant stream of…

Beyond doubt

7 February 2010 10:53

For a moment, Andrew Marr had Alastair Campbell by the short and curlies. Marr attacked (that verb is not an…