"Shamed", "mournful" and "a monster of delusion" - Tony Blair is back on the front pages

Much of the coverage focuses on Blair’s assertion that, in the same situation, he would invade Iraq again.
18,653
71

TONY BLAIR FINDS himself across the British front pages again, some nine years after leaving the Prime Minister’s job.

The British papers all lead with Blair’s image today in the wake of the publication of the Chilcot Report yesterday.

The report found that Blair led the UK into war in Iraq before diplomatic measures had been exhausted, did not inform his cabinet of developments ahead of the war and did not sufficiently plan the military end of the invasion or life in Iraq post-Saddam Hussein.

Much of the British press, even those whose papers trumpeted the war and accused opposition politicians of being “spineless” or “traitors” are critical of Blair’s decision-making this morning.

Much of the coverage focuses on Blair’s assertion that, in the same situation, he would invade Iraq again and a note he sent US President George W Bush which said “I am with you, whatever”.

The Guardian

i

The Independent

The National

The Daily Star

The Sun

The Daily Telegraph

The Times of London

The Daily Mail

 

Read: Blair: “I express more sorrow and regret and apology than you will ever know”

Read: Northern Ireland (and the PSNI) is all over the Chilcot Report – here’s why