LORD GOLDSMITH: The Attorney General's advice to the Government over the legality of the invasion was one of the most tendentious aspects of the war. The original advice, dated 7 March 2003 and seen only by Tony Blair and close advisers, was much more equivocal than the version presented to the Cabinet and military leaders 10 days later, authorising military intervention. In the first, Lord Goldsmith conceded that "a court might well conclude" that a second UN resolution expressly authorising force may be necessary. His critics claim the disparity is evidence that Goldsmith was leant on by the Government. Goldsmith claims there was no outside influence. Goldsmith left the Government last year. In January, he said he was going to work for an American law firm in London. Last week, his report into citizenship recommended that school-leavers swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen.