Agreed ! Tony Blair should face trial for war crimes over Iraq, says Jeremy Corbyn
Never did I think I would agree totally with a British politician, but on this 1 I totally do…..
Tony Blair should be charged with war crimes for ordering the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has claimed.
In an extraordinary attack on Labour’s most successful ever leader, Mr Corbyn said that ‘those that made the decisions’ in the run-up to the conflict should be put on trial.
He said Mr Blair should be made to ‘explain’ launching an ‘illegal’ war which he said helped cause recent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.
Mr Corbyn was one of the most rebellious Labour MPs during the decade when Mr Blair was prime minister, voting against the Iraq War, ID cards and foundation hospitals.
But his demand that a former party leader stand trial for war crimes marks a dramatic escalation in the hostilities in the Labour party, weeks before it must choose a successor to Ed Miliband.
It comes as a fresh row has erupted over the delayed publication of the inquiry into the conflict, with David Cameron demanding chairman Sir John Chilcot name a date for it to be finally released.