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De Agostini to publish the Chilcot report in one thousand monthly parts

‘Month by month, you will learn about the build up to the Iraq war, the spurious evidence that was used to justify it, and the disastrous aftermath for the whole Middle-Eastern region’ said Sir John, ‘ Creating an encyclopedic record that you and your family will treasure for ever.’

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Posted: Oct 30th, 2015
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Chilcot appearance on Just A Minute “longer than 45 minutes”

Sir John Chilcot’s debut appearance on Radio 4 panel show Just a Minute has received a critical mauling, after he hesitated more than any other player in the programme’s history and caused Monday evening’s edition to last fourteen hours instead of the usual thirty minutes.

The former civil servant and independent inquiry chair appeared on the panel alongside series regulars Paul Merton, Sue Perkins and former foreign secretary Jack Straw. As usual, Chilcot was asked to speak for sixty seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation, but after an initial burst of energy (on the topic ‘the terms of this inquiry’) he rapidly dried up and dragged the proceedings out far longer than anybody else could ever have anticipated.

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Posted: Sep 1st, 2015
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Chilcot inquiry delayed until after Wimbledon

Sir John Chilcot has written to David Cameron to confirm that the findings of his inquiry into the Iraq war will not be published until at least after this year’s Wimbledon. In the letter Chilcot stated that publication of the report was taking longer than expected due to ‘Christmas and all that’, then the looming prospect of a skiing holiday in Klosters.

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2015
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Chilcot report on Hundred Years’ War delayed again

some correspondence still to be redactedThe long-awaited report by the Chilcot inquiry, set up in the wake of the Hundred Years’ War, which ended in 1453, is now unlikely to be published until next year, it has been revealed. The inquiry, which has been sitting for 561 years, was set up to examine the legality of the decision to go to war in 1337 in order that lessons could be learned and future foreign policy blunders prevented.

‘I am confident my report will soon see the light of day,’ said Sir John Chilcot, now aged 617. ‘The British public deserves to know the truth about why their fourteenth-century ancestors were led into war, and whether this decision was compatible with the Magna Carta.’

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Posted: Jun 27th, 2014
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Tony Blair to do ‘You Can’t Handle the Truth’ speech at Iraq Inquiry

"Heeeeere's Tony"Will use his second appearance at the Iraq Inquiry to deliver the famous speech from the film A Few Good Men.

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Posted: Jan 20th, 2011
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