It is a shame that this has happened after Tony Blair spoke out against Mr Corbyn’s leadership campaign.
Now, critics of Corbyn will be able to say that Blair could not expect better after his earlier words; they’ll be able to paint it as a superficial ‘bitch fight’ (if you like).
The serious point that Corbyn was making – echoing the sentiments of more than a million people who took to the streets to demonstrate against the Iraq war – may be lost.
Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes, according to the current Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn.
The veteran left winger said the former prime minister was reaching the point when he was going to have to deal with the consequences of his actions with the coming Chilcot inquiry report.
“I think it was an illegal war,” he said in an interview with BBC2’s Newsnight adding that former UN secretary general had confirmed that. “Therefore he (Blair) has to explain that,” Corbyn said.
Pressed on whether Mr Blair should be charged with war crimes, he said: “If he’s committed a war crime, yes. Everyone who’s committed a war crime should be.”
However, he admitted he didn’t know whether Blair would be tried, although he said it might be possible.
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