"Blair’s position was now unprecedented. No other British Prime Minister had ever planned to start a war while distrusting his Chief of Defence, the Cabinet Secretary, the Foreign Secretary, the Defence Secretary and most of his Cabinet."It looks as if his former chums have been distancing themselves from Blair, possibly in anticipation of his prosecution following the publication of the Chilcot report. And for Chilcot himself, the need now to check his own findings against the evidence that Bower produces - including proof that Blair lied to his enquiry. The inclusion of the spook Dearlove, who left full-time intelligence in 2004 for a spell recruiting nice Cambridge boys for the service until 2015, must be a disappointment for a man who must now be expecting a life peerage but who may end up in the dock alongside Blair instead.
These are something of Schrödinger's cat times. Both Blair's prosecution and leaving the EU are live possibilities - you note I don't write probablilities - until those boxes are opened. Alas, I think there is only one certainty - that Chilcot has already earned more from his efforts on bringing closure to Blair's folly than Tom Bower will ever earn from his book.
Housekeeping - S-R, you're rationed to one relevant and succinct comment, please.