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Ex-PM's own written words condemn him

Did Tony Blair lie about starting the Iraq war? Is he still lying?

His autobiography, A Journey (remaindered in Tesco at £1), sheds light not only on his general attitude to truth but his apparent pride at putting the principle into practice.

Chapter 6 ('Peace in Northern Ireland'), page 186: "Politicians are obliged from time to time to conceal the full truth, to bend it and even to distort it." Page 188: "I took horrendous chances in telling each what the other had agreed to - stretching the truth, I fear, on occasions past breaking-point."

Sounds pretty much like a confession? But can we believe him?


Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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