Blair ally admits: Invasion of Iraq was a mistake

Lord Falconer, an ex-flatmate and confidante of the former Labour Prime Minister, said many senior members now regret the decision to send in troops more than a decade ago due to the damage it caused the party.

In an interview with BBC Scotland on Labour’s decline in the country, the former Lord Chancellor said while he had supported the decision at the time, in hindsight he knew it was wrong.

We didn’t find weapons of mass destruction there and that was the basis by which we went in.

So on that basis, we weren’t right to go in.

I think the Iraq war damaged Labour everywhere, and I think that the Iraq war is perceived to be a mistake by Labour, by Tony Blair.

– Lord Falconer