Tony Blair 'to be criticised' by Iraq inquiry report

Tony Blair leaves after giving evidence to the Iraq inquiry in 2011 Credit: PA

Former prime minister Tony Blair is expected to be warned this month he will be criticised by the long-awaited inquiry into the Iraq war.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Sir John Chilcot, the chairman of the inquiry, has written to David Cameron this week to inform him that “individuals” had been identified who would be criticised in his report.

The people identified, thought to include Mr Blair will reportedly be told this month and will be given a chance to respond before the report's publication next year.

Mr Blair has repeatedly denied he misled Parliament and the British people over the case for the Iraq war in 2003.