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Stop the War Coalition's response to Chilcot report on Iraq war


Press Release
Issued: 6 July 2016
For Immediate Release

Stop the War Coalition's response to Chilcot report on Iraq war

The Chilcot report is a damning indictment of Tony Blair and those around him in taking us to war in Iraq. It is clear that he used lies and deception to get his way, that the war was unnecessary and illegal and that everything was done to ensure it went ahead.

The victims are the Iraqis, those soldiers who died and were injured, but also the whole political system traduced by this process.

The anti-war movement and the millions who marched were vindicated by this report and we now demand justice.

Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War Coalition, said: 'We welcome the fact that this report is so damning but for us this is not the end but the beginning. There must be legal sanctions against Tony Blair and he should no longer be considered fit for any office'.

About Stop the War
The Stop the War Coalition was founded in 2001 to stop the military intervention in Afghanistan proposed by the United States and its allies against 'terrorism'. In 2003 it brought together 2 million people - Britain's largest demonstration - to oppose the UK invasion of Iraq.