Tony Blair’s tombstone teeth

The Chilcot Enquiry has been going on so long that it has given its name to a geological epoch. It’s seen mountain ranges rise and erode, continents move across the face of the planet as the tectonic plates dance on magma, and the mass extinction of much of Iraq spreading across the Middle East and North Africa. And all the while Tony Blair of the tombstone teeth, deliverer of deception and disturber of the peace, has profited from the chaos he created by offering his dubious servicing of sanctimonious sleaze to assorted dictators and strongmen.

His former foreign secretary Jack Straw, who never saw a back that he wouldn’t stab, is also going to come out of the report badly. Which is fair enough because he went into it badly. Jack Straw never saw a conspiracy that he wasn’t up to his neck in. It has been said that when an event can be explained either by cock up or by conspiracy, it’s invariably the cock up that happened, except of course when Jack Straw is involved. Jack’s idea of diplomacy is to give a person a hole in their head and calling it an open mind.

Now, if reports are correct, what’s left of their shabby reputations is about to be left in shreds by the Chilcot Enquiry. They took Britain into a war because Tony had decided in advance with George W Bush that there was to be a war to avenge the attacks of September 11 2001. It didn’t matter that the target of their warmongering wasn’t involved in that attack. All that mattered was their own desire to strut the world stage and act as avenging angels. Then they spent the next few months and years contriving every possible excuse in order to bring war about. Blair and Straw followed the advice of a man who once said, “the people don’t want war. But … all you have to do is tell them they’re being attacked and denounce the pacifists for a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” That man was Hermann Goering.

Blair and his pals set out to manipulate and deceive public opinion, with dodgy dossiers and 45 minute missiles. They cited weapons of mass destruction that were as mythical as Tony’s honesty. They took us to war on a lie and decried those who protested.

The Chilcot Enquiry was set up under the auspices of Gordie Broon, a man who was the second in the UK government when Tony made his decision to go to war, who funded that war and defended it. Sir John Chilcot was chosen to head the enquiry despite his cosy relationship with many leading figures in Blair’s government, and has apparently bent over backwards to give Blair, Jack Straw and head bummers in the British military establishment the chance to get their retaliation and excuses in first. The entire sorry process has dragged out longer than the war it set out to investigate, allowing those involved to slink off into well renumerated retirement.

Yet despite all these factors in their favour, and despite the traditional reluctance of the British establishment to blame the British establishment, according to the Sunday Times their reputations will be beyond recovery after the Chilcot Report has been published. If this is what it’s like for them after fifteen coats of Ronseal have been applied, after every benefit of every doubt has been granted, after it’s been scented and prettified by experts in turd polishing, just imagine how nasty the unvarnished truth must be. The stench of decay surrounds the corpse of Blair’s reputation like flies flying round body parts in a Baghdad street.

Warmongering is bad enough. An aggressive war is a crime against humanity. But worse than that Blair and Straw, aided and abetted by the rest of the Labour cabinet, and supported by the Tories, took the UK into a war that they had not properly planned or prepared for. All they wanted was the quick fix of a short war and the gushing headlines of a grateful press. They didn’t want to bother their vanity with the hard work of rebuilding a country that they chose to shatter. That’s boring, that’s dull, that doesn’t have the glamour of a video shot from a drone, blowing up a bridge in a land far away.

Blair and Straw have the same attitude to international diplomacy as a gang of weans who put fireworks through a neighbour’s letterbox and run away giggling when they hear the bangs. Then they claim that the fact the house burned down was nothing to do with them. It was going to burn down anyway, no really. Nothing to do with them throwing a lit match into a mountain of dry tinder because someone else entirely had mounted a terrorist attack in the USA. All because they wanted a pretty bang and flashing lights that would light up their names in the press. Look at us, we’re doing something. The fact they were doing the wrong thing wasn’t relevant to them at all. Never mind that, just look at the headlines in an adulatory press.

We’re still suffering the consequences. We count it in lives lost and limbs lacerated. We count it in the wars that go on to this day. So-called Islamic State only gained traction because Bush and Blair were the midwives of chaos in the Middle East. They started a war and thought that it was over once they’d destroyed the fabric of Iraq, without a single thought about what might replace it, without caring about or understanding the tensions and divisions that were already there.

The Chilcot Report is due to be published early in July, but it’s not enough that Blair and his cronies are criticised. They have to be castigated too, they have to suffer the consequences, they have to pay the price of justice. If no action is taken against them, it will be the final admission of moral bankruptcy from a British state that is nothing more than the Pentagon’s whore. If the rich and the powerful don’t face justice we no longer live in a state that has any right to call itself a democracy. The people of Iraq and Syria and Libya bear the cost of Britain’s self importance in blood, in the tears of the old woman on the Turkish shores while Tony Blair smiles with his tombstone teeth.

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36 comments on “Tony Blair’s tombstone teeth

  1. […] Wee Ginger Dug Tony Blair’s tombstone teeth […]

  2. fraser says:

    Now is the time to bring back capital punishment and give Tory Blair the exact “eye for an eye” treatment that Saddam Hussein experienced with a rope around his neck.

    • Whilst I’m no fan of such a sanction I’d be prepared to offer an exemption here.
      There again, solitary confinement like Rudolf Hess but with crap food would be a better way of making sure the bastart has plenty time to contemplate his conduct before he goes down tae meet his maker.

      • brianmchugheng says:

        While I agree to a point, there is no ‘Maker’… if more people understood this, then the likes of Blair (a staunch Christian), would never have thought that he had some invisible man in the sky on his side.

  3. douglas clark says:

    Excellent post. The bullying and bribing that allowed the attack on Afghanistan was the precursor to the unfettered militarism / commercialisation of war in Iraq. And we should never forget the lies that the Afghan people were told about aid and investment after the ground war was said to be over. Western politicians and diplomats made promises that were never kept. Drone warfare came of age in Afghanistan and has become the method of choice for killing wedding parties and the occasional terrorist.

    Intelligence is, too often, stupidity allied to the self interest and aggrandisement of politicians.

    • And the lies we were told about bringing ‘democracy’ to Afghanistan when all they wanted was a safe corridor for a gas pipeline. At one point they were negotiating with the Taliban to provide ‘security’ for the pipeline. When Terry Taliban decided no to play ball with the terms, the game was a bogey and they went onto GWB’s shit list.
      They never did tame the place to get their pipeline in.
      Syria’s about a pipeline too…

      • bettyboopwp says:

        Exactly. There is no place on this earth to escape these carpet-bagging, asset strippers who would use any means to grab resources and power to do as they please plus expand military presence throughout the middle east. Human life is cheap. It wasn’t about revenge for 9/11, it was about opportunism. 9/11 just provided a convenient excuse.

        Crises are contrived, dissent fomented, civil wars encouraged. Look at Ukraine too. That is all about the above too, only this time they poked the bear and it is not amused

        Heads should roll, but, I think we all know that they won’t be the ones that should.

  4. Deely says:

    An article and a half…
    Extract their teeth…no replacements…strip them of all their assets, apparel, adornments….and not just Blair, Bush, Broon and Straw…

  5. Guga says:

    Bliar and Broon, and their respective cabinets are all war criminals – as is the case with Bush and his cabinet. They will never be punished for their criminal activities as the establishment protects its own. This is also the case with the war criminal Camoron and his cabinet and Obummer and his cabinet.

    To make matters worse, if the war criminal HIllary Clinton gets elected by the septics, there will be many more thousands of innocent people being murdered, and she will never get punished either.

    All these war criminals should be tried and hanged for their despicable crimes.

    The only positive side is that history will judge them all to be the criminal scum they are, and they will be held in utter contempt by future generations.

    • Robert says:

      I’d like to believe history will judge them harshly but highly doubt it. As long as there are “historians” like Niall Ferguson and “wannabe historians” like Neil Oliver to add a retrospective sprinkling of turd glitter to Bush/Blair et al’s crimes we’ll have the Kissinger effect where racist, evil mass-murderers are hailed as masters of diplomacy and statesmanship.

    • I think they have already achieved that lowly status. If, as a species, we survive their reign of hell will we one day see a documentary series entitled; The Neocons : A Warning from History..?

  6. To say that “they didn’t want to bother their vanity with the hard work of rebuilding a country that they chose to shatter” seems a bit harsh. Credit where credit is due! I remember a remarkable interview given by Brian Wilson when he was Tony Blair’s Special Envoy for Reconstruction in Iraq. There was so much he was going to do. Then, suddenly, he was gone.

  7. Andimac says:

    I think you can safely bet that they will not pay the price of justice because the British state IS morally bankrupt.

  8. kailyard rules says:

    Tony Blair will go on flashing his tombstone teeth as he is well embedded in the Elite Corrupt Club , and of course his sins can now be privately forgiven daily to facilitate reinforcement of his will to live and flash.

  9. Papadox says:

    Incompetence, poor judgment but no evidence of malice and forethought and certainly no evidence of collusion! That’s my guess. They were doing their best for themselves, sorry the world and peace. Big Gordie had to step in to save the world and get shot of Tony so he could get his feet under the table.

    • Davie Park says:

      That’s certainly what Chilcot will be pushing. I don’t believe it for a millisecond.

  10. AAD says:

    There is a book called “the Great Game” by Peter Hopkirk. I would like to see Blair and the rest of the war criminals locked up with only this book for reading matter for the rest of their unnatural lives.

  11. Gavin.C.Barrie says:

    You’ve overlooked Blair’s Atonement Sessions and subsequent membership of the R C church. So he is forgiven, I suppose.
    I haven’t read of any sitting sessions by Broon on a Church of Scotland “naughty stool” and I don’t know if Atonement Sessions are offered by the Church of Scotland.
    Brian Wilson, a member of the Wee Free Church perhaps? No “interpretation” tolerated in the Wee Free I’d expect.

  12. Ken Waldron says:

    Wonderful writing Paul. You’ve nailed it.

  13. Steve Asaneilean says:

    Just for the record (though it’s a “cut and paste” from the BBC…):

    This is a full breakdown of how MPs voted on the rebel amendment saying there was no moral case for war against Iraq.

    139 Labour MPs rebelled against the government’s line and supported the amendment.

    15 Tory MPs also defied their leadership by voting against the government’s policy.

    All 53 Liberal Democrat MPs voted against the government – in line with their leadership.

    Labour rebels
    Government motion
    For: 412
    Against: 149
    Majority: 263

    Did your MP back the government?
    Click here to find out

    Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington)
    Graham Allen (Nottingham North)
    John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead)
    Tony Banks (West Ham)
    Harry Barnes (Derbyshire North East)
    John Battle (Leeds West)
    Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish)
    Joe Benton (Bootle)
    Dr Roger Berry (Kingswood)
    Harold Best (Leeds North West)
    Bob Blizzard (Waveney)
    Keith Bradley (Manchester Withington)
    Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West)
    Ms Karen Buck (Regent’s Park & Kensington North)
    Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield)
    Ms Anne Campbell (Cambridge)
    Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley)
    Martin Caton (Gower)
    David Chaytor (Bury North)
    Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone)
    Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough)
    Tom Clarke (Coatbridge & Chryston)
    Tony Clarke (Northampton South)
    Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead)
    Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham)
    Michael Connarty (Falkirk East)
    Frank Cook (Stockton North)
    Robin Cook (Livingston)
    Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North)
    Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
    Tom Cox (Tooting)
    David Crausby (Bolton North East)
    Ms Ann Cryer (Keighley)
    John Cryer (Hornchurch)
    Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)
    Ms Valerie Davey (Bristol West)
    Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok)
    Denzil Davies (Llanelli)
    Terry Davis (Birmingham Hodge Hill)
    Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre)
    John Denham (Southampton Itchen)
    Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester)
    Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton)
    Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras)
    Frank Doran (Aberdeen Central)
    David Drew (Stroud)
    Huw Edwards (Monmouth)
    Clive Efford (Eltham)
    Bill Etherington (Sunderland North)
    Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central)
    Paul Flynn (Newport West)
    Hywel Francis (Aberavon)
    George Galloway (Glasgow Kelvin)
    Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow)
    Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North)
    Roger Godsiff (Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath)
    Win Griffiths (Bridgend)
    John Grogan (Selby)
    Patrick Hall (Bedford)
    David Hamilton (Midlothian)
    Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East)
    Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)
    Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North)
    Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow)
    David Heyes (Ashton under Lyne)
    David Hinchliffe (Wakefield)
    Ms Kate Hoey (Vauxhall)
    Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale)
    Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North)
    Ms Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood)
    Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East)
    Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central)
    Ms Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate)
    Ms Helen Jackson (Sheffield Hillsborough)
    Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central)
    Dr Lynne Jones (Birmingham Selly Oak)
    Martyn Jones (Clwyd South)
    David Kidney (Stafford)
    Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton)
    Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith)
    David Lepper (Brighton Pavilion)
    Terry Lewis (Worsley)
    Ian Lucas (Wrexham)
    Iain Luke (Dundee East)
    John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden)
    Mrs Christine McCafferty (Calder Valley)
    John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington)
    Ms Ann McKechin (Glasgow Maryhill)
    Kevin McNamara (Hull North)
    Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead)
    Ms Alice Mahon (Halifax)
    Jim Marshall (Leicester South)
    Robert Marshall-Andrews (Medway)
    Eric Martlew (Carlisle)
    Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
    Chris Mullin (Sunderland South)
    Denis Murphy (Wansbeck)
    Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West)
    Eddie O’Hara (Knowsley South)
    Ms Diana Organ (Forest of Dean)
    Albert Owen (Ynys Mon)
    Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North)
    Peter Pike (Burnley)
    Kerry Pollard (St Albans)
    Gordon Prentice (Pendle)
    Gwyn Prosser (Dover)
    Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East)
    John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland)
    Joan Ruddock (Lewisham Deptford)
    Martin Salter (Reading West)
    Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan)
    Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North)
    Philip Sawford (Kettering)
    Brian Sedgemore (Hackney South & Shoreditch)
    Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge)
    Alan Simpson (Nottingham South)
    Marsha Singh (Bradford West)
    Chris Smith (Islington South & Finsbury)
    Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent)
    George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South)
    Dr Gavin Strang (Edinburgh East & Musselburgh)
    Graham Stringer (Manchester Blackley)
    David Taylor (Leicestershire North West)
    Jon Trickett (Hemsworth)
    Paul Truswell (Pudsey)
    Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton Kemptown)
    Bill Tynan (Hamilton South)
    Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green)
    Ms Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North)
    Robert Wareing (Liverpool West Derby)
    Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton Test)
    Alan Williams (Swansea West)
    Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy)
    Mike Wood (Batley & Spen)
    Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie)
    David Wright (Telford)
    Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase)
    Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey)
    One Labour MP acting as a teller also voted against the government.

    Tory rebels

    Peter Ainsworth (Surrey East)
    Richard Bacon (Norfolk South)
    Tony Baldry (Banbury)
    John Baron (Billericay)
    Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe)
    John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal)
    John Horam (Orpington)
    Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)
    Humfrey Malins (Woking)
    Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury)
    Richard Page (Hertfordshire South West)
    John Randall (Uxbridge)
    Jonathan Sayeed (Bedfordshire Mid)
    Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton)
    Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight)
    Liberal Democrats

    Richard Allan (Sheffield Hallam)
    Norman Baker (Lewes)
    John Barrett (Edinburgh West)
    Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed)
    Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington)
    Colin Breed (Cornwall South East)
    Ms Annette Brooke (Dorset Mid & Poole North)
    Malcolm Bruce (Gordon)
    John Burnett (Devon West & Torridge)
    Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam)
    Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham)
    Ms Patsy Calton (Cheadle)
    Menzies Campbell (Fife North East)
    Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland)
    David Chidgey (Eastleigh)
    Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare)
    Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton)
    Ms Sue Doughty (Guildford)
    Don Foster (Bath)
    Andrew George (St Ives)
    Mrs Sandra Gidley (Romsey)
    Matthew Green (Ludlow)
    Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South)
    Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon)
    Nick Harvey (Devon North)
    David Heath (Somerton & Frome)
    Paul Holmes (Chesterfield)
    Simon Hughes (Southwark North & Bermondsey)
    Nigel Jones (Cheltenham)
    Paul Keetch (Hereford)
    Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye & Inverness West)
    Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire)
    Norman Lamb (Norfolk North)
    David Laws (Yeovil)
    Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham)
    Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale)
    Mark Oaten (Winchester)
    Lembit Opik (Montgomeryshire)
    John Pugh (Southport)
    Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute)
    David Rendel (Newbury)
    Bob Russell (Colchester)
    Adrian Sanders (Torbay)
    Sir Robert Smith (Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine)
    Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove)
    Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell)
    John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross)
    Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park)
    Paul Tyler (Cornwall North)
    Steve Webb (Northavon)
    Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire)
    Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough)
    Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge)


    Ms Annabelle Ewing (SNP Perth)
    Elfyn Llwyd (PC Meirionnydd Nant Conwy)
    Eddie McGrady (SDLP Down South)
    Adam Price (PC Carmarthen East & Dinefwr)
    Angus Robertson (SNP Moray)
    Alex Salmond (SNP Banff & Buchan)
    Dr Richard Taylor (KHHC Wyre Forest)
    Simon Thomas (PC Ceredigion)
    Michael Weir (SNP Angus)
    Hywel Williams (PC Caernarfon)
    Peter Wishart (SNP Tayside North)

    245 Labour MPs voted against the rebel amendment.

    139 Tory MPs did the same.

    Labour MPs against

    Ms Irene Adams (Paisley North)
    Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South)
    Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East)
    Douglas Alexander (Paisley South)
    Donald Anderson (Swansea East)
    Ms Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen)
    Ms Hilary Armstrong (Durham North West)
    Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne)
    Ms Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands)
    Adrian Bailey (Co-op West Bromwich West)
    Kevin Barron (Rother Valley)
    Hugh Bayley (York, City of)
    Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath & Crayford)
    Mrs Margaret Beckett (Derby South)
    Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough)
    Hilary Benn (Leeds Central)
    Clive Betts (Sheffield Attercliffe)
    Ms Liz Blackman (Erewash)
    Tony Blair (Sedgefield)
    Ms Hazel Blears (Salford)
    David Blunkett (Sheffield Brightside)
    Paul Boateng (Brent South)
    David Borrow (Ribble South)
    Peter Bradley (Wrekin, The)
    Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)
    Gordon Brown (Dunfermline East)
    Nick Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend)
    Russell Brown (Dumfries)
    Des Browne (Kilmarnock & Loudoun)
    Chris Bryant (Rhondda)
    Colin Burgon (Elmet)
    Andrew Burnham (Leigh)
    Stephen Byers (Tyneside North)
    Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central)
    David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde)
    Alan Campbell (Tynemouth)
    Ivor Caplin (Hove)
    Roger Casale (Wimbledon)
    Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole)
    Ben Chapman (Wirral South)
    Dr Lynda Clark (Edinburgh Pentlands)
    Paul Clark (Gillingham)
    Charles Clarke (Norwich South)
    David Clelland (Tyne Bridge)
    Ms Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)
    Vernon Coaker (Gedling)
    Ms Ann Coffey (Stockport)
    Ms Yvette Cooper (Pontefract & Castleford)
    Ms Jean Corston (Bristol East)
    Ross Cranston (Dudley North)
    Jon Cruddas (Dagenham)
    John Cummings (Easington)
    Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland)
    Jim Cunningham (Coventry South)
    Tony Cunningham (Workington)
    Ms Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby)
    Alistair Darling (Edinburgh Central)
    Wayne David (Caerphilly)
    Geraint Davies (Croydon Central)
    Ms Janet Dean (Burton)
    Andrew Dismore (Hendon)
    Jim Dowd (Lewisham West)
    Ms Julia Drown (Swindon South)
    Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich)
    Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey)
    Ms Maria Eagle (Liverpool Garston)
    Ms Louise Ellman (Liverpool Riverside)
    Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough)
    Frank Field (Birkenhead)
    Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar & Canning Town)
    Ms Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale)
    Ms Caroline Flint (Don Valley)
    Ms Barbara Follett (Stevenage)
    Derek Foster (Bishop Auckland)
    Michael Foster (Worcester)
    George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley)
    Mike Gapes (Ilford South)
    Barry Gardiner (Brent North)
    Bruce George (Walsall South)
    Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth Sutton)
    Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe & Sale East)
    Ms Jane Griffiths (Reading East)
    Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South)
    Peter Hain (Neath)
    Mike Hall (Weaver Vale)
    David Hanson (Delyn)
    Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell & Peckham)
    Tom Harris (Glasgow Cathcart)
    John Healey (Wentworth)
    Ivan Henderson (Harwich)
    Mark Hendrick (Preston)
    John Heppell (Nottingham East)
    Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West)
    Keith Hill (Streatham)
    Mrs Margaret Hodge (Barking)
    Geoff Hoon (Ashfield)
    Phil Hope (Co-op Corby)
    Alan Howarth (Newport East)
    George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East)
    Dr Kim Howells (Pontypridd)
    Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley)
    Ms Beverley Hughes (Stretford & Urmston)
    Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North)
    Alan Hurst (Braintree)
    John Hutton (Barrow & Furness)
    Adam Ingram (East Kilbride)
    Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
    David Jamieson (Plymouth Devonport)
    Brian Jenkins (Tamworth)
    Alan Johnson (Hull West & Hessle)
    Ms Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield)
    Ms Helen Jones (Warrington North)
    Kevan Jones (Durham North)
    Ms Tessa Jowell (Dulwich & West Norwood)
    Eric Joyce (Falkirk West)
    Gerald Kaufman (Manchester Gorton)
    Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North)
    Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston)
    Ms Ann Keen (Brentford & Isleworth)
    Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West)
    Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East)
    Ms Jane Kennedy (Liverpool Wavertree)
    Piara Khabra (Ealing Southall)
    Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth)
    Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow)
    Jim Knight (Dorset South)
    Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East)
    Dr Stephen Ladyman (Thanet South)
    David Lammy (Tottenham)
    Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
    Bob Laxton (Derby North)
    Christopher Leslie (Shipley)
    Tom Levitt (High Peak)
    Ivan Lewis (Bury South)
    Ms Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts)
    Martin Linton (Battersea)
    Andy Love (Edmonton)
    Tommy McAvoy (Glasgow Rutherglen)
    Stephen McCabe (Birmingham Hall Green)
    Ian McCartney (Makerfield)
    Ms Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden)
    Calum MacDonald (Western Isles)
    John MacDougall (Fife Central)
    John McFall (Dumbarton)
    Ms Anne McGuire (Stirling)
    Ms Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes)
    Ms Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld & Kilsyth)
    Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock)
    Tony McNulty (Harrow East)
    Denis MacShane (Rotherham)
    Ms Fiona Mactaggart (Slough)
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  14. daibhidhdeux says:

    Try them all in a contemporary Nuremberg style court – a global court under UN auspices and in partnership with other appropriate courts.

    If this can not be done, let the Scots courts issue a warrant for him and try him as we did Mr al-Meghrahi, RIP, but with full transparency under the watchful eye of UN Rapporteurs and other neutral observers.

    Let them – the Scots legal apparatus – issue other warrants – as did the Spanish judiciary in the past – for his accomplices also and let us ramp-up our accruing de facto re-independence status despite our current pseudo-constitutional limbo.

    Mr Salmond has demanded that he be impeached.

    If this is feasible within a UK context, and I am doubtful given the rank and inherent corruption of this faux and crumbling state, this would also be a possibility.

    However, he is a canny statesman on a par with Bismarck and Garibaldi In the European context, and is, thus, no-one’s damned fool.

    There may, therefore something of real merit in his suggestion (although he indicated he would be open to other possibilities).

    For myself, issue warrants asap for them and try them.

    But does the Scots judiciary have the cojones for it to match their Spanish peers?

    • J Galt says:

      I don’t know if Eck would like to be compared wae Garabaldi and Bismark – Arch Unionizers both😀

    • bettyboopwp says:

      Let’s not try anyone as was done to Al Megrahi. Let’s make sure that we have proper juries in accordance with Scots law.

  15. macart763 says:

    Superb Paul and couldn’t agree more.

    They sent our forces to war on a lie. They put them in harms way for selfish national politics, for profit and geopolitical positioning. They sent them into harms way and they signed our names up for it all.

    That’s the reality of better togetherness…

    …Your name underwrites their actions.

    Think long and hard about that next time.

  16. John Edgar says:

    Will Brown make another vow?

  17. Jan Cowan says:

    What about the honest man who was murdered for telling the truth – ie. no WMD in Iraq? I find it difficult to believe he was the only one who knew what was going on.

    “Tombstone teeth”…… you certainly hit the nail on the head there, Paul.

    • John Edgar says:

      Yes Jan,
      Today a drone would have taken him out, even in this country. Declared enemies of the state are put on proscription lists and it does not happen in the”badlands”.
      When the UK mask falls the “establishment” can become nasty.
      Just look at the snarling Tories led by DC at PM question time when JC rises to speak.
      I am no Labour supporter, but when one looks at it with detachment it is revealing.
      But, the “UK establishment” in Scotland is on the wane. People eventually see through it; the myth unravels and all is revealed. Hopefully, we can get by after the next bad of windsorama in June. It is fairly stretched out. But then “the proles” fall for it all the time.
      Blair and Bush used all the deviousness in their respective secret services to silence critics.

  18. MarK Russell says:

    The Chilcott is no more than another smokescreen, designed to obscure the real elephant in the room – one that we know is there, but still can’t see the significance. 9/11 was the pretext for the Iraq and Afghanistan operations – whereas Chilcott examines the decisions that were taken post 9/11, however it is the events of that September day that urgently need a new independent investigation, for it is abundantly clear by now that the official report into the atrocity was wholly fabricated. Three buildings in New York collapsed after two aircraft crashed into two of them. All three collapsed and fell at near free fall speed (particularly WTC 7) which could only happen if there was no resistance from the structure below. To eliminate resistance, the supporting steel columns would have to be compromised at multiple levels – which would explain the presence of nanothermite in the dust samples. The two incidents at the Pentagon and Shanksville are even more bizarre unless you subscribe to the vaporising aircraft theory of physics, which enjoys scant support in places like Lockerbie The greatest crime and cover-up is 9/11. I don’t think Blair knew in advance, although he is certainly complicit in the aftermath and should face his own justice; but the biggest fish are still there to catch. That is the only investigation that matters.

    • Robert Graham says:

      Agreed and you do know you will as usual be branded a conspiracy nut job , how any rational person can believe that thousands of tons of steel and concrete can simply disappear where did these enormous buildings go , they never ended up as they should (ie) in the basement or the shopping mall directly below as photographs have shown .

      • MarK Russell says:

        Chilcott isn’t worth the paper it’s written on as the pretext for the Iraq invasion, the attacks in the US on September 11 2001, is based entirely on a falsehood. Isaac Newton wasn’t wrong. The 9/11 commission most certainly was.

        Chilcott has served to obscure the glaring anomaly and tragic atrocity – and Blair and Co may very well be sacrificed to preserve the lie and maintain the order. The most urgent and pressing Inquiry needs to focus on the events of just one day. From that, all else can be understood.

        Of course, as you suggest, most will simply avert their eyes. Not that there’s much to see. Grateful to Paul for publishing the comment – websites like the Guardian simply delete 9/11 references these days. It is, after all, a most inconvenient truth.

  19. lanark says:

    Get Blair, Brown and Straw on trial at The Hague. Make sure that the dock is big enough for Brown to walk back and forwards like a numpty while he gives his evidence.

  20. Black Rab says:

    Blair fills my head with revenge fantasies for the people he has destroyed and the countless families left in pain and despair. It’s extremely unlikely that he will ever have to account or pay any price for his crimes I’m disappointed to say, knowing what we do of the British State.

    Blair doesn’t look right, he never has, he’s weird, he’s not just quite right there. I don’t think he likes breathing the same air as anyone else apart from his fellow psychopaths.

    I don’t believe we have ever lived in a democracy. It’s clear that we live in a plutocracy. That’s the best thing I can say about the united kingdom. It gets worse from there.

  21. bettyboopwp says:

    Someone mentioned Brian Wilson in a previous comment and that reminded me: just how many of these so called representatives of the people have shares/interests/sweet deals with weapons companies?

  22. Macart says:

    Take a look round our media’s front pages today and think about issues such as this one which should dominate front pages.

    Now tell me its not a terminally depressing Monday morning.

  23. Robert Graham says:

    good article Paul , I think most people can more or less guess what this report will conclude ,No blame will be attached to anyone , it will be nothing like the recent Hillsborough investigation whose findings surprised a whole lot of people including the Police .

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