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

Student who stabbed MP Stephen Timms 'inspired by al-Qa'ida cleric'

A student who tried to murder an MP was inspired by a radical al-Qa'ida cleric linked to the air cargo bomb plot, it emerged today.

Woman stabbed MP Stephen Timms 'in revenge for Iraq war vote'

A woman stabbed an MP twice in the stomach during a constituency surgery in revenge for his vote for the war in Iraq, a court heard today.

Torture, killing, children shot – and how the US tried to keep it all quiet

The largest leak in history reveals the true extent of the bloodshed unleashed by the decision to go to war in Iraq – and adds at least 15,000 to its death toll

Door still open as a 'massive talent' departs to the back benches

Ed Miliband held out the prospect of a return to frontline politics for his older brother, David, last night, admitting that the quality of Labour's top team had been hit hard by the departure of a "massive talent" to the back benches.

Analysis: Ed Miliband exorcises New Labour ghosts

Ed Miliband delivered his first Labour conference speech as leader today, saying he wanted to be free of the "ghosts of the past" - and spent much of his time exorcising them.

Clegg likely to cause surprise with veiled attack on Gulf war

In a gesture likely to startle as much as gratify a wide coalition of world leaders, Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, will take the podium at the United Nations today and acknowledge, albeit obliquely and without identifying the country by name, that the invasion of Iraq was misconceived.

Stick with me, pleads Nick Clegg after conference defeat

Nick Clegg pleaded for Liberal Democrat activists to "stick with" him today after he suffered a major rebellion over key coalition school reforms.

Farewell to Iraq, but no talk of mission accomplished

President avoids triumphalism of his predecessor during televised speech

Iraq war inquiry 'ignoring 100,000 civilian deaths'

The official inquiry into the Iraq war has been accused of ignoring the deaths of the estimated 100,000 Iraqi civilians who have been killed since the 2003 invasion.

Iraq war was illegal, repeats Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today restated his view that the Iraq War was illegal, saying: "I don't think the legality of that invasion has been proven."

Leading article: Money will not buy salvation from Iraq war

As the summer turns to autumn, there is a distinct sense of end of era about the US adventure in Iraq. The violence, which had been in decline, is on the rise again. The United States is in the last stages of withdrawing its combat troops, leaving a non-combat force of only 50,000 for another year. More than five months after its elections, Iraq is still failing to translate the results into a government. And a year after the last British forces left southern Iraq, Tony Blair has announced that he is donating the proceeds from his autobiography to the Royal British Legion for an armed forces rehabilitation centre. Iraq seems increasingly to be gazing into an uncertain future, even as everyone else is starting to look back.

Image makers have planned every last detail of Tony Blair book launch

Three years after he left office, the image makers are still working overtime on Tony Blair.

Obama finally delivers on pledge to end the war in Iraq

Combat troops to be withdrawn this month despite deteriorating security

Prescott: files on Iraq's WMD made me nervous

Intelligence reports that were the evidence that sent British troops into war in Iraq consisted of "a bit of tittle- tattle here and a bit more information there", the former deputy prime minister John Prescott said yesterday.

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