I know Iraq split the right, and I'm not seeking to re-open those wounds. I was one of those who marched against the war on 15th February 2003. I never believed Blair's spin and lies. Neither did I have any time for the Ba'athists. As time has gone on, it's become clearer that Blair lied to the nation. So far, there's not been enough evidence to put Blair, Hoon, Straw and Irvine in the dock at the International Court, but slowly and surely it's coming.
The Information Tribunal judgement that has ordered the government to release the minutes of Cabinet meetings in March 2003 is critical. Brown will probably appeal to the High Court to resist releasing them, or some heavily censored versions will be released that fail to provide crucial evidence against the Blair cabal.
And I am reassured that smart young lawyers are adding every day to their dossiers that will one day produce an indictment against Blair.
Yes, I'm still angry. I'm angry that he lied to me, took me for a fool, used all the power and panoply of office to dismiss my disbelief, concocted glib justifications and has acted ever since to cover up his sordid crimes.
As William Hague said in support of the disclosure order
The sooner we can learn the lessons of the war the sooner we can apply them. It is imperative to begin an inquiry before memories have faded, emails have been deleted and documents have disappeared.Apologies to readers who have taken an opposing view - and I won't be harping on about this. But I find even after five years my anger and resentment against Blair is undiminished.