Voices Troop talk: Tony Blair in Iraq in May 2003

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Get a tour of Tapeley Park gardens from a very stately rebel

Hector Christie is not your run of the mill aristocrat. He has been running a quasi-commune at his stately home, Tapeley Park near Instow in Devon, and in its surrounding estate for some time – since it was deemed to be very unfashionable and more than a wee bit dodgy to do so.

General says Army nearly 'seized up' with too many missions

Britain's war machine came close to seizing up when it was conducting simultaneous operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the former head of the Army told the Iraq war inquiry yesterday.

Leading article: The revelation has been in the detail

Tomorrow, the Chilcot inquiry into Britain's decision to go to war on Iraq will have sat for a whole year. It has been a suprisingly worthwhile exercise, bringing to full public view a depressing picture of the way the country was led to war against the advice and warnings of most of the experts and officials at the time. But the steady drip-drip of its evidence has served largely to confirm what many people suspected, rather than revealing anything startlingly new.

Iraq war: Blair faces another difficulty

Tony Blair will come under greater pressure over his role in the Iraq conflict this week, as one of the men who tried to slow the march to war in 2003 publicly raises questions over his judgement.

Village people: Low turn out, weak mandate

More than 2 million people have a vote in the Labour leadership election, which will trudge on through the summer to a crescendo on 25 September. But how many will avail themselves of the chance to vote must be a cause for concern.

Clegg backtracks after declaring Iraq war illegal

Nick Clegg used his first appearance standing in for David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday to declare that the Iraq war was "illegal", and demand that Labour explain why they dragged Britain into it. What appeared to have escaped the Deputy Prime Minister in the heat of the moment was that most senior Conservatives also voted for the war, including the Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague, who were sitting alongside Mr Clegg as he spoke, and Mr Cameron, who was in Washington.

Hopes and Prospects, By Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the most hysterically abused figures in the world today. Even his critics have to concede that his work in the field of linguistics – beginning to decode the structure of how language is formed in the human brain – makes him one of the most important intellectuals alive. But when he applies the same rigorous method to figuring out how power – especially the American government's – works, he is pepper-sprayed with smears. He is a self-hating Holocaust denier, a jihad-loving traitor, a Pol Pot-licking communist, and on and on.

DVD: Green Zone, For retail & rental (Universal)

Having made two excellent Bourne movies together, Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon reunite for an Iraq War thriller which doesn't work quite so well.

Blair was warned of the perils of Iraq occupation

Tony Blair was warned by two cabinet ministers of "long-term damage" to the armed forces from the occupation of Iraq, according to previously classified documents that were released yesterday.

John Rentoul: Peter Goldsmith was right

The Independent, the Guardian and the Daily Mail still* disagree with the Iraq war. This is, apparently, news.

Leading article: To learn from history we need the facts

The Iraq war is history. Our troops have been withdrawn. And the government that committed Britain to taking part in that invasion has been expelled from office. Yet we make no apology for returning today to an analysis of the political, diplomatic and legal machinations that helped propel Britain into that disastrous conflict seven years ago.

John Rentoul: 'France supported Iraq war' shock

The Chilcot inquiry has resumed; therefore the attempts by the anti-war media (that is, nearly all of them) to rewrite history have resumed; therefore the Rebuttal Service is back.

Steve Richards: The real purpose of public inquiries

There is a deceptive purity about them, the formality, the questioning of witnesses, the evidence-based conclusions. But the context of these acts is always multilayered

Anti-war protester battles to keep 'peace camp' open

The case of Boris Johnson versus Brian Haw and other protesters camped in Parliament Square opened in the High Court yesterday.

Victory for mother as inquest quashed

A mother who has fought a seven-year campaign to discover why her Jewish son died after attending a conference of far-right extremists in Germany has won the right to have a second inquest into his death.

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