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Live updates: Fallout from Chilcot Inquiry

  • Tony Blair's reputation lies in tatters in the wake of the report into the Iraq War
  • Sir John Chilcot's inquiry said the six-year conflict was unnecessary and disastrous
  • The ex-prime minister was accused of exaggerating the threat posed by Saddam Hussein
  • A memo also revealed that Blair promised George W Bush: 'I will be with you, whatever'
  • An emotional Blair defended the war, saying he would make same decision again
  • Families of some of the 179 military personnel killed in described Blair as a "terrorist"
  • Jeremy Corbyn apologised on behalf of Labour, calling the war a "stain on our party"
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Tony Blair: I'm more sorry than you will ever know

Tony Blair has said he is sorry for the mistakes in the planning of the Iraq War, following the publication of the Chilcot report.

The former prime minister said he accepted full responsibility "without exception or excuse".

He added: "The intelligence at the time turned out to be wrong, the aftermath turned out to be more hostile and bloody than we imagined, and a nation of people we wanted to set free became victims of sectarian terrorism.

"I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you may ever know."

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