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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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Chilcot report scathing on Tony Blair's Iraq War role

Tony Blair faced the media for two and a half hours today, to give his reaction to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War.

He made a lengthy and impassioned justification for taking Britain to war in 2003 - but he did also apologise.

ITV News' international affairs editor Rageh Omaar takes a look at the former prime minister's defence.

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