- Sir John Chilcot, the ‘Iraq’ or ‘Chilcot’ inquiry Chair has agreed to speed up the publication of the already-delayed report involving the conversations between George Bush and Tony Blair, heads of the two main parties involved in the invasion.
- The agreement grants partial access allowing publishing of what Mr. Blair told Mr. Bush, but not the details of what Mr. Bush told Mr. Blair.
- This in effect denies access to crucial information invasion that could emerge the conversations in the run-up to and after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
- It is also keen on initiating the process of Maxwellisation that allows person/s likely to be criticised in an official report permission to respond prior to the publication of the report.
- Former PM Gordon Brown had set up the Iranian inquiry in 2009 to consider UK’s involvement in the invasion, and establish accurate details of the sequence of events and lessons to be learnt.
- Read at:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/partial-access-to-bushblair-iraq-conversation/article6068327.ece
- Chilcot inquiry on Iraq war