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  • 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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Tim Farron: Iraq war now threatens the safety of all of us

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has said Tony Blair had a "single-minded determination to go to war", which now threatens "the safety of all of us".

Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Tim Farron added the "reckless and complete absence" of a plan led directly to the deaths of 179 servicemen and women.

He said: "What has come next is the fuelling of what is now ISIS, Daesh, which threatens not only Iraq, but the Middle East and indeed the safety of all of us".

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