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Mother of dead soldier 'sickened' by Chilcot decision

The mother of a 19-year-old soldier killed in Iraq says she feels "sickened" by the decision to publish partial extracts of exchanges between Tony Blair and George Bush in the run-up to the Iraq war. Rose Gentle's son Gordon was killed in June 2004.

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John Major: Iraq papers decision 'embarrassing' for Blair

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has said the decision to withhold some of the correspondence about the Iraq war will be "very embarrassing" for Tony Blair.

Sir John Major told Radio 4's Today programme: “I think it is a pity the papers are going to be withheld for several reasons. Firstly, they will leave suspicions unresolved and those suspicions will fester and maybe worsen."

He also argued that the ruling ran counter to Mr Blair's actions to make government more transparent.

"And secondly, in many ways I think withholding them is going to be very embarrassing for Mr Blair, not least of course because he brought in the Freedom of Information Act into law when he was in government."

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