Archive for 'Submissions' Category

The appeal letter to the Quartet

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

by Andrew Mason This Friday, 27 June, will mark the seven-year anniversary of Tony Blair’s appointment as the Quartet representative to the Middle East. We, the undersigned, urge you to remove him with immediate effect as a result of his poor performance in the role, and his legacy in the region as a whole. We, […]

Keeping up with the Joneses

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Monday, November 29, 2010

by Chris Ames Brian Jones has drawn my attention to a submission made to the Inquiry in April by Labour MP Lynne Jones (no relation), who stood down at the General Election. Lynne Jones was active for many years on Iraq and in particular the contentious claim that Iraq had sought uranium from Africa. The […]

Dossier Demolished

By brianjones - Last updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

by Brian Jones Dr Chris Williams of the University of Birmingham has provided the Digest with a copy of his submission to the Iraq Inquiry. You will find it here. It raises issues that were touched on in earlier inquiries and which Sir John Chilcot and his committee must address much more directly than the […]

New submission raises war crimes question

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Friday, November 20, 2009

by Andrew Mason As retrieved from the unobserver.com website: UK: CHILCOT INQUIRY ASKED TO CONSIDER WAR CRIMES 2009-11-19 | PRESS RELEASE On 18th November The Chilcot Inquiry was asked by 6 UK citizens to investigate whether grave breaches had been committed by Blair, his Ministers and “Kitchen Cabinet” between 2003 – 2009 under the Geneva […]

Inquiry publishes more viewpoints

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Iraq Inquiry has posted on its website two more expert opinions following the second of a series of seminars to hear these views: ‘What were the causes and consequences of Iraq’s descent into violence after the  initial invasion?’ by Dr Toby Dodge, and: ‘What were the causes and consequences of Iraq’s descent into violence […]

Ask Blair early on

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Sunday, November 8, 2009

by Chris Ames This afternoon, on Comment is Free, is a blog post I wrote following (the first part of) Thursday’s seminar, held by the Inquiry, on “The Evolution of International Policy towards Iraq 1990-2003″. I argue that, following the seminar, the committee can be in no doubt that the purpose of the invasion, from […]

Inquiry hears expert opinion

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Friday, November 6, 2009

The Inquiry has published two expert viewpoints following its first seminar yesterday covering “The Evolution of International Policy towards Iraq 1990-2003″, and “Iraq and the Region on the Eve of the 2003 Invasion”. The Iraq Inquiry had asked the panellists at the event to set down their views in a series of articles. The scheduled […]

On the alert?

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Saturday, October 31, 2009

The following, which should be self-explanatory, is a contribution by Clarissa Mitchell. My colleague and myself were in the area in Southern Turkey on October 11th 2002, near where the major American Air Base, Incirlik, is situated. Our NGO, The Seven Springs Foundation, set up the first Respite Centre for disabled children in the Country. […]