Alastair Campbell to appear before Iraq Inquiry

Blair's former press secretary expected to answer questions on the "sexed up" dossier

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former director of communications, is to face the Iraq Inquiry later today.

He will be the most prominent figure so far to face the Chilcot Inquiry, which is looking at UK policy during the run-up to the war, its handling, and its aftermath.

Campbell has already given evidence to three previous inquiries on Iraq. In his own words, he was "alongside Tony as he made what was clearly the most difficult decision of his life and of his career".

The questions are expected to focus on the build-up to the war and the notorious government dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
Campbell's role in the drawing up of the dossier has been a controversial issue.

 

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