Sir John Chilcot is, of course, the man who was chosen to head the inquiry into Tony Blair’s conduct in the run-up to the Iraq War. He has yet to release his report, after nearly 10 years.
David Cameron has said he will be completely transparent about his family’s tax affairs, after appointing Sir John Chilcot to head the effort in making them public.
With the prime minister under increasing pressure to reveal whether he or his immediate family has ever benefitted financially from the use of offshore tax havens, he has moved swiftly to allay any public concerns.
He told reporters, “If there’s one thing Sir John is renowned for, it’s bringing a swift resolution to matters that deeply interest the public, and I am confident this will be no different.
“Sir John will have full access to our complete tax history, and as soon as he has documented his findings they will be made available to you, the public.
“So let’s all just move on now, shall we?”
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