Iraq changed everything: that’s why Chilcot matters so much

Strange to recall now, given the disaster that eventually engulfed him, but it was always said of Tony Blair that he was a lucky politician. Lucky in his timing, rising to the Labour leadership at the very moment Britain was ready to embrace almost any alternative to a stale Tory government; lucky in the opponents he faced; lucky that the economic sun shined for his entire 10-year spell in Downing Street, the skies clouding over within weeks of him leaving office. The timing of today’s Chilcot report suggests Blair’s luck has not entirely deserted him.

Published by: The Guardian

Crisis? Which crisis? – Politics Weekly podcast

The first week following Britain’s vote to exit the EU has seen crises on several fronts. Joining Tom Clark to bring order to the chaos are Jonathan Freedland, Nick Cohen, Ewen MacAskill, Libby Brooks, Jill Treanor and Philip Oltermann

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People will look for a scapegoat

So British Jews take their place alongside Londoners, Scots and the Northern Irish as people who bucked the trend and voted solidly - by 58 per cent to 32 per cent 1a>according to today's JC poll1b> - to remain in the European Union.

Published by: The Jewish Chronicle

The young put Jeremy Corbyn in, now they should push him out

Let’s get one thing straight. The blame for last week’s Brexit vote rests with David Cameron – both for calling a referendum for which there was no widespread public demand, purely to manage internal strife within the Conservative party, and for the way he timed and framed that vote. Blame belongs too with the leave campaign, who won their mandate on a false prospectus – dishonestly promising that a British departure from the EU would bring a £350m weekly windfall to the NHS and would halt EU immigration. Bogus promises which won over many millions of voters but which were cheerfully discarded within hours of victory. History will not forgive them.

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