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Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 11:05
Now believe Iraq War was illegal, says Tony Blair’s former Deputy
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Tony Blair’s deputy as prime minister when Britain joined the invasion of Iraq has said he believes the war was illegal, days after a long-awaited report excoriated Britain’s role in the conflict.

John Prescott, number two in the Labour government when Britain took part in the US-led invasion in 2003, made the remarks in a piece to be published in the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

On Wednesday, the Chilcot report returned a damning verdict on Britain’s role in the US-led war, finding it joined the conflict before all peaceful options had been exhausted and that judgements about Iraq’s capacities were “presented with a certainty that was not justified”.

It also disclosed Blair had written to then US president George W Bush that “I will be with you, whatever” eight months before the invasion.
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