The government has failed in its bid to keep documents relating to cabinet meetings over the Iraq War in 2003 from public disclosure.
Ministers have been ordered to release minutes of cabinet meetings held by the former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Information Tribunal had upheld an earlier decision made by the Information Commissioner over whether details of the meetings held on March 13 and 17 regarding the legality of the invasion of Iraq. Ministers had tried to block continued requests to see the files, but this landmark ruling means they will be forced to release them to the public domain. The government is considering appealing against the decision.
Why is the present PM Gordon Brown determined to withold the documents like his predecessor? Is it because he was allegedly involved in the same meetings? If it was known that he opposed the war, why did he then go along with Blair’s lies?
This whole affair stinks, and those responsible in the current and last administration need to be held to account for this huge scandal.