Prime Minister Tony Blair addressing troops in Basra, Iraq [Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA].

Prime Minister Tony Blair addressing troops in Basra, Iraq [Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA].


If the Chilcot report shows that there is a case to answer, then Jeremy Corbyn should undoubtedly call for Tony Blair to be prosecuted.

You see, this is one of the main differences between Labour and the Conservatives.

Labour should stand for justice. If a Labour representative commits a crime, then that person should be prosecuted and punished, no matter how high their position.

Conservatives, on the other hand, are all in it together. They protect their own.

Look at Zac Goldsmith’s Islamophobic campaign to be mayor of London – and the complete lack of any punishment for it.

Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to call for Tony Blair to be investigated for war crimes in the wake of a damning Chilcot report into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War, the Telegraph understands.

The former Labour Prime Minister’s reputation is expected to be seriously “damaged” by the upcoming Inquiry, according to a senior source who has discussed the report with its authors.

It is understood that Mr Corbyn will not row back from calls he made last year for Mr Blair to stand trial for war crimes if he is found to have broken the law over the 2003 conflict.

Asked last year, as a contender for the Labour leadership, if Mr Blair should be charged for war crimes, Mr Corbyn said: “If he’s committed a war crime, yes. Everyone who’s committed a war crime should be.

“I think it was an illegal war, I’m confident about that, indeed [former UN secretary general] Kofi Annan confirmed it was an illegal war, and therefore he has to explain to that.

“Is he going to be tried for it, I don’t know. Could he be tried for it? Possibly.”

Source: Jeremy Corbyn preparing to call for Tony Blair to be investigated for war crimes

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