7 Jul 2016

Clare Short on Blair: "He misled people, there's no question"

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 7 July 2016

The long-awaited inquiry into the UK's role in the invasion and occupation of Iraq paints a damning picture of the innermost workings of the British government. Sir John Chilcot says that the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government went to war against Saddam Hussain before peaceful options were exhausted. He says Mr Blair overstated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, and relied on flawed intelligence and unsatisfactory legal advice. The former Labour MP and cabinet minister Clare Short who finally resigned in protest, tells Kathryn Ryan, there's no doubt in her mind that Tony Blair misled the cabinet, parliament and the British people.