In Sir John Chilcot’s diplomatic shorthand, they are the “difficult documents”. For the rest of us – those looking to brand Tony Blair and George Bush as war criminals, or those who believe the pair saved Iraq from the excesses of Saddam and the world from a potential WMD catastrophe – they are the communications that will reveal how close Washington and Whitehall were in the run-up to the 2003 war.
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Thursday 19 September 2013
Hundreds of emails sent between Tony Blair’s closest allies as he fought with Gordon Brown for the leadership of the Labour Party were released tonight in an apparent attempt to pre-empt the serialisation of Damian McBride’s book.
Friday 19 July 2013
Reform is coming to the Civil Service, but some worry it will harm more than help
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Extreme summers are growing more common, says a top public health body, and it’s time to pay more attention to their hazards
Tony Blair's former chief of staff Jonathan Powell compares civil service culture with 'monastic order'
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Powell says officials 'lacks the skills for coping with a modern society'
Monday 29 October 2012
Former PM puts case for job he is said to have wanted in the past
Thursday 11 October 2012
The BBC Director-General maintained that he has acted entirely properly over the Jimmy Savile affair despite acknowledging that he was aware that Newsnight had been planning an investigation into the entertainer before it was dropped.
Friday 24 February 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Syrian regime will have “more blood on its hands” if it doesn't immediately comply with cease-fire demands being issued by a group of 70 Western and Arab nations.
Thursday 09 February 2012
There is no proof that Bashar al-Assad's regime is using its heavy weapons to bombard Homs, the Russian Foreign Minister is said to have declared yesterday. Sergei Lavrov's comments on the besieged city came during a telephone conversation with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, as the Syrian opposition reported dozens more dead and injured.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
The boxes of the Palace Theatre are decorated with cherubs but on its stage the American comedian and reality-show star Kathy Griffin is busy stressing that her line
The Wikileaks scandal is more than just a diplomatic scuffle; it’s a war for the future of the Internet
Thursday 09 December 2010
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Friday 04 June 2004
Monday 27 October 2003
Thursday 25 September 2003
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
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