Chilcot Report into Iraq War officially released

Sir John Chilcot has finally released the report his long-awaited and much delayed report on the Iraq War.

26 servicemen and women from the Midlands died during the conflict, with their families playing a key role in pushing for the inquiry and its conclusions to be released in a report.

Here are the key points:

  1. British forces were committed to the invasion of Iraq "before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted".

  2. Military action was "not a last resort" at the time.

  3. The circumstances in which it was decided there was a legal basis for UK military action in Iraq were "far from satisfactory.

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Westminster is 'stained with the blood' of 179 British service personnel

Reg Keys, the father of Lance Corporal Thomas Keys, from Solihull has spoken to ITV News Central following the publication of the Iraq Report.

He told our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie that he wants to see legal action taken against Tony Blair.

As well as other politicians at the time, who were involved in the decision to send our troops into the Middle East.

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