Scrutiny of Brown

With Gordon Brown set to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry on his role in the Iraq invasion before voters go to the polls later this year, the net is clearly closing in on him (22 January).

Despite all his efforts to force the inquiry behind closed doors, the case for the man who bankrolled the illegal war in Iraq to give full evidence in public is overwhelming, and now even he has acknowledged that. Tony Blair led us into the worst foreign policy disaster in modern times and, as senior figures involved in the run up to the conflict have already told the inquiry, Gordon Brown was right beside him all the way.

The people deserve to know the whole truth about a war fought in their name, and the facts behind this invasion must be known before voters go to the polls at the General Election. It is now up to those undertaking the inquiry to adequately scrutinise Mr Brown.

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ALEX ORR

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