Saturday, 24 January 2015

Publication of the Chilcott Report - I want it published but accept that the Chilcott team are genuinely following the rules

It is not within the Government’s power to grant publication of the report.

The Inquiry is independent and the process must be completed properly. It is very important that these sort of reports are not controlled or timed by the government. The report is complete - the delay is giving those who are criticised in the report the chance to respond: this takes time. I do not believe critics are being fair to the reports authors, as this is the process by which all public inquiries are conducted. Blair is to blame for many things but he is blameless on this one, and the individual and independent Chilcott Report Panel are doing the right thing. I want something done right, not rushed.
The BBC report of the matter is here: