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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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Intelligence chiefs 'warned war would stoke terrorism'

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has said that he hopes the Chilcot Report will make it clear that intelligence chiefs warned that going to war in Iraq would stoke terrorism.

The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, added he hoped that the report would "provide closure for the families" of those who lost loved ones in the war.

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