The media is reporting today that some of the conversations and/or exchanges between Tony Blair and US president George W. Bush prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 may now be made public.
This development may have implications for the Chilcot Inquiry, whose report was due over two years ago but still has at least two stages to go before it can proceed. As I understood it, the Chilcot committee had seen some evidence of some or all of these exchanges – and wished to refer to them in its report – but had been prevented from doing so by either government and/or Sir Jeremy Heywood, for either ‘security’ or ‘confidentiality’ reasons.
I guess it is now a case of ‘watch this space’ …
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