by Chris Ames
In the Observer, Jamie Doward and I report that:
A cross-party group of MPs will make a fresh effort to hold Tony Blair to account for allegedly misleading parliament and the public over the Iraq war.
Key factors behind the move are both a sense of frustration that the government has so far done nothing since the publication of the inquiry report, except promise to learn the lessons of a lessons leaned inquiry, and last week’s disclosure that the Inquiry was designed by officials, many of whom had taken part in the events that it investigated, to “avoid blame”.
This sort of thing hasn’t helped either:
With his flag planted firmly in the “progressive centre ground” and with opposition to the Tories so divided, Blair is preparing for his re-entry into public life, though his plans remain inchoate. It’s almost as if he believes he’s on an ethical mission, that he has unfinished business. But the ground beneath his feet is shifting violently.