Friday, August 21, 2015

War reparations

Perhaps it's in retaliation for Tony Blair claiming that if he becomes Labour leader, the party will face "annihilation", but hats off to Jeremy Corbyn for pledging to do what the former prime minister would never contemplate doing himself: apologise (rather than merely express "regret") for the Iraq War. Of course, what's done is done and it would be a purely symbolic gesture - but a hugely significant one nevertheless, not least for those of us who have refused to countenance the possibility of voting Labour since the party, under Blair's premiership, led us into the conflict on false pretences alongside the US.

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