Friday, July 23, 2004

No respite for Blair

Both the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Intelligence and Security Committee are re-opening their investigations into the handling of intelligence used to justify the war on Iraq, focusing specifically on what Tony Blair knew and when he knew it. It seems that they don't quite believe that MI6 would withdraw intelligence that was central to the case for war without telling the Prime Minister.

Unlike the previous whitewashes, this time Blair may face real scrutiny. Labour MPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee have had enough, and refused to vote with their fellows to prevent further questions being asked. I guess those byelection results have reminded them who they really work for...