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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:37 AM
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Blair faces defeat on Iraq war inquiry
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:37 AM by malaise
Down they go!!! To the Hague!!!
Tony Blair is facing the prospect of a Commons defeat on Iraq tomorrow unless he agrees to set up a high-level inquiry into the conflict and the failure to plan for the aftermath of the invasion.

The Conservatives are taking the unusual step of preparing to support a motion tabled by the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists calling for a parliamentary inquiry if the Government fails to promise an investigation after an expected British withdrawal next year.

Mr Hague said such an inquiry, which Mr Blair has consistently refused to concede, would look at the origins of the war and its aftermath

Mr Hague said the Government could be in serious trouble because up to 50 Labour rebels were reportedly prepared to back the nationalists, enough to wipe out the Government's overall Commons majority.
I love the irony of Mr Hague's name :D

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