TONY Blair was an accomplished amateur actor at university. And the skills he learned there came in useful in Downing Street too.
He fooled a great many people – and the Iraq War was probably his greatest deception.
The Chilcot inquiry set up in 2009 was supposed get to the heart of that decision, by telling us what really happened in the corridors of British power in those fatal months leading to war.
It is a democratic and moral outrage that we still wait for that enquiry to report.
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