Archive for June, 2012

Campbell’s spin as transparent as ever

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Monday, June 25, 2012

by Chris Ames On my previous post on the issue of the Independent on Sunday article claiming that “Tony Blair blocked the Government’s most senior lawyer [the attorney general] from explaining to Cabinet the legality of the war in Iraq”, it was noted that Alastair Campbell had responded to the story on his blog. Campbell’s [...]

Calls for Inquiry recall over Campbell claim

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012

by Chris Ames The Independent on Sunday reports that: MPs demanded an emergency recall of the Chilcot inquiry last night after new revelations that Tony Blair blocked the Government’s most senior lawyer from explaining to Cabinet the legality of the war in Iraq. The story is based on the new version of Alastair Campbell’s diaries, [...]

Countdown to Iraq

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Monday, June 4, 2012

by Andrew Mason Alastair Campbell is scheduled to release Volume Four of his diaries on 20 June. This further edition, entitled ‘The Burden of Power: Countdown to Iraq’, is the final planned part of his series, although this new volume apparently indicates that he continued to keep a diary beyond 2003, the entries from which may [...]