Iraq War

Blair Partly To Blame For Brexit After Iraq 'Damaged Trust In Politics' - Greenstock

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics

Britain’s Brexit vote was fuelled in part by the loss of trust in politicians caused by Tony Blair’s war on Iraq, former UN ambassador Sir Jeremy ...

Chilcot Slams Blair - And His Cabinet - Over Iraq

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics

Tony Blair’s case for war in Iraq went “beyond the facts” in a way that caused long-term damage to public trust in politics, Sir John Chilcot ha...

The Other Side Of The Mosul Operation: How Do You Help One Million People Who Need Food, Water And Shelter?

Mike Adamson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

Over recent weeks and months we've seen attacks on civilian targets such as hospitals and aid convoys in Syria and Yemen. We appeal to all parties to respect the basic principles of international humanitarian law - precaution, protection and distinction of civilians. Everything must be done to allow the safe and unimpeded access to any humanitarian organisation working to protect and assist the people fleeing Mosul.

A New Form Of Education - Islam Yesterday And Today

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

It isn't just the time to limit the radicalisation of the Islam Faith but it is also time to stop the radicalization of our own views. Fine, religion has the potential to be toxic but so do we.

Supporting A Taliban Bomb Maker's Claims Of Abuse? Jeremy Corbyn Is Part Of A Deeper Lack Of Empathy For Our Veterans

James Wharton | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
James Wharton

We need to get behind our veterans, and that includes you, Jeremy Corbyn, You can start doing this by distancing yourself from the materials on display this weekend at the Momentum event in Liverpool and by reassuring our troops of your support, not by threatening them.

Will Mosul Really Be Liberated?

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

In a few weeks, over one million internally displaced Iraqis could be fleeing for their lives from the occupied city of Mosul in Iraq. Hundreds of US ...

Tony Blair 'Very Sorry' Over Soldiers' Abuse Investigation 'Ordeal'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK

Tony Blair has added his voice to the mounting criticism of investigations into British troops facing allegations of serious misconduct in Iraq or Afg...

The Confession: The Untold Story Of The "War On Terror"

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

The narrative of the "War on Terror" was crafted through the stories of self, of us and of now, creating a sense of urgency after a crisis, which in our case is the atrocity of 9/11 and provoking us to take action manifested in the "War on terror" by capitalising on our emotions of anger, frustration and despair.

We Know About The Lies Over Iraq But What About Syria?

Mark Curtis | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

British wars abroad have two enemies. First, the official enemy, portrayed as a monster whom we always battle with noble intentions. But second is the enemy within - us, the public.

When Did the Left Start Supporting Fascism?

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

If you're indulging yourself in liberal guilt, I'll give you something else to feel guilty about. While we discuss the relative merits of Britain's isolationism around our dinner table, safe in our homes, there are still another 10 million people under IS control.

Learnings From Chilcot and Brexit? 'Snakes in Suits' Are Destroying Our World

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Still living with the devastating consequences of the doomed Iraq invasion, this country has been thrust into yet another cataclysmic, life altering upheaval. With the same hallmarks of group-think and remorseless psychopathy, I wonder how much more chaos and reckless abandon, this weary world can take.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Charlie Compitus | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

BLAIR REVEALS HE IS HUMAN & THE CHICKEN COUP The year two thousand and sixteen (MMXVI) will no doubt be chiselled into the dusty, rich leathery bo...

From Curveball to Chilcot

Ian Linden | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Ian Linden

The purpose of the Chilcot enquiry into the Iraq War was to find lessons for the future from the mistakes of the past. It found plenty of mistakes but few lessons. But, at least, it has provided a degree of closure for families bereaved by the war.

Jeremy Corbyn Likely To Back Damning Bid To Find Blair 'In Contempt' For Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested he will back a bid to find Tony Blair in contempt for “misleading” MPs over his motives for launching war on Iraq. The...

Tony Blair Cannot Carry the Blame for Iraq Alone

Justin Huggler | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

But if we allow Blair to carry the blame for the disaster of Iraq alone we are deceiving ourselves. He was aided and abetted every step of the way by the Labour Party and the Conservatives, by the overwhelming majority of the British press, by vast sections of public opinion, both on the patriotic right and the worthy left -- in short, by the entire British Establishment.

Stopping Blair Trashing International Law Means Justice Can Come

Jem Bendell | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

The Chilcot Report confirms what most British people knew in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Despite the misleading jingoism of tabloid n...

Chilcot, Iraq and the Culture of War

Richard Reoch | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

"Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?" asked Albert Einstein in a letter he wrote to Sigmund Freud in 1932. The report of Th...

Tony Blair 'Didn't Want To Go War In Iraq When We Did', Ex UN Ambassador Says

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

The UK was pushed into war “too early” by the US, a former United Nations ambassador has claimed in the wake of the devastating Chilcot report. Si...

How We Rebuild Trust and Learn the Lessons of Iraq

Dan Jarvis | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

The publication of the Chilcot Report will lead to renewed soul searching over our future international commitments. I was neither for nor against the war, rather I served in it. As an elected representative today my duty is to scrutinise the basis for that decision with dispassionate care. We must freely and frankly debate the mistakes that were made so they may never be repeated. We need to undertake our analysis in a forensic manner. Only by doing so will we regain the trust and confidence of the public in making these decisions.

Tony Blair Is Sorry Not Sorry For Iraq Invasion As He Sets Out Case For The Defence In Marathon Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics

The high ceilings of Admiralty House in Whitehall made Tony Blair seem smaller than usual when he walked in to deliver his full response to the Chilco...

How the Iraq Inquiry Could Have Helped Blair on His Way to the Hague

Greg Muttitt | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Greg Muttitt

In his report today, Chilcot said that the purpose of his Inquiry was not to make any judgments on the legality of the war. Much of the debate has focused on the legal impossibility of sending Blair to the Hague for a crime of aggression. In doing so, the debate has conveniently omitted to ask about war crimes that were committed after the invasion.

Why the Chilcot Report Must Not 'Put to Bed' the Iraq War

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Over the coming weeks and months MPs and experts will be poring over the detail of what is in John Chilcot's report. I have all twelve volumes sitting on my desk right now and I aim to read as much as possible. It's crucial that this report doesn't 'put to bed' the Iraq War. The families of the British troops and Iraqi civilians who died deserve better than that. Instead this moment should be a springboard for making the changes needed to ensure that there is never another unjustified and bloody intervention like the one we embarked upon in Iraq thirteen years ago.

Amid the Chilcot Report, We Must Not Forget the Lessons of Britain's Occupation of Southern Iraq

Jamie Gaskarth | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jamie Gaskarth

While much of the commentary on the Chilcot report is on the decision to go to war, it is important not to miss the lessons of Britain's occupation of Southern Iraq. How it went from a brilliantly successful initial invasion to a rapidly deteriorating security situation and finally what Chilcot described as the 'humiliating' spectacle of doing a deal with violent militia groups to stop attacks on British troops holed up in their bases is an important story.

Tony Blair Looks Public In The Eye And Tells Them: 'I Did Not Lie'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

"People talk about me as if I don't care."I believe I made the right decision and the world is better"Tony Blair https://t.co/POEBzv3ucU— BBC News (...

Alastair Campbell Insists Tony Blair Did 'All He Could To Avoid Iraq War'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Tony Blair's former spin-doctor Alastair Campbell has defended his former boss over claims he "misled the public" following the release of the Chilcot...