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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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Blair: Soldiers in Iraq did not die in vain

Tony Blair has said that soldiers who died in the Iraq War did not die in vain, and that he disagrees that terrorism in the world today stems from the invasion.

The former prime minister added that today there is an elected government in Iraq, and that the world is a better place without Saddam Hussein.

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