Voices Troop talk: Tony Blair in Iraq in May 2003

The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument

Blair angered by 'pre-judging' of Chilcot inquiry on Iraq war

Tony Blair has expressed his irritation at the Iraq inquiry's preparing to deliver a damning verdict on his handling of the war.

Blair to face withering fire in Iraq report

Chilcot criticisms said to zero-in on WMD, 'sofa-style', secret pledge to Bush, and post-invasion plans

Graduate 'viper' jailed for urging killing of MPs

An IT graduate who posted messages on an Islamic extremist website urging Muslims to attack British MPs who voted for the Iraq War was described as "a viper in our midst" by a judge who jailed him for 12 years yesterday.

Chilcot report to criticise Blair

Tony Blair is expected to be warned within days that he faces criticism by the inquiry into the Iraq war.

Alastair Campbell leaks were 'unguided missile' ahead of Iraq war

Alastair Campbell was an "unguided missile" who leaked information from MI6 to journalists in his attempts to justify the invasion of Iraq, according to a senior intelligence officer who gave evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.

Leading article: Spud we like

The potato was introduced relatively late to European diets, but it was embraced with enthusiasm. It is now the fourth largest staple crop on the planet after rice, wheat and maize. And from the Irish potato famine, to the row about "Freedom Fries" during the build- up to the Iraq war, they have been entwined with our history. And now a new chapter in the life of the plant might have begun with the news that scientists have deciphered the full genetic code of the potato. Advances in crop technology have enabled mankind to avoid the Malthusian nightmare of too many hungry mouths and not enough food in the past. Here's hoping that the potato is about to help us do so yet again.

The Messenger (15)

Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi

Ian Burrell: This is a blow to the prestige of 'Panorama'

When the BBC was last involved in a "fake footage" scandal, after doctoring shots of the Queen on a publicity show reel, the controller of BBC1, Peter Fincham, lost his job. This incident is more serious because the sequence was broadcast to the public and presented as evidence in an exposé of malfeasance.

David Kelly inquest ruled out

Attorney General Dominic Grieve has ruled out asking the High Court to order an inquest into the death of David Kelly.

Amreeka (NC)

Starring: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem

Steve Richards: This loathing of politicians must end

Too quickly, the focus of the public is on the integrity of those involved rather than their fraught calculations

First Night: In A Forest, Dark and Deep, Vaudeville Theatre, London

The star of Lost is one of two winners. Pity about LaBute's input...

Fair Game, Doug Liman, 106 mins (12)<br/>The Company Men, John Wells, 104 mins (15)<br/>Battle: Los Angeles, Jonathan Liebesman, 117 mins (12A)

A true story, compellingly acted &ndash; but I don't remember the Iraq war being this predictable

The Sketch: Chilcot has produced a wealth of material for historians and exorcists

Here's a "blink" summary of the Anglo-American relationship from a Derbyshire miner. "Blair started out all right but then he met that Doobya. And he walked with his arms out like he was carrying two big barrels. After that, Blair walked with two big barrels under his arms. That's what happened. You can tell about a man by the way he walks. Same as I say."

Blair feared Cabinet leaks over Iraq, Chilcot told

Tony Blair sidelined senior ministers in the run-up to the Iraq war because he feared they would leak details of talks about military action, the Cabinet Secretary said yesterday.

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Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

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