From British daily The Independent:
Prime Minister to avoid crucial debate in the Commons
By Marie Woolf, Terri Judd and Rachel Shields
Published: 10 June 2007
Tony Blair is to come under renewed pressure over Iraq during his final days in office, with the Tories planning to force a vote in the House of Commons tomorrow on a full inquiry into the invasion and occupation.
The Prime Minister will shun the debate, according to Downing Street sources – sparking accusations he is afraid to deal with criticism and is treating MPs with contempt.
Whips fear Labour MPs may vote with the Tories to force a formal investigation into the lead-up to the war and the violence that followed the invasion.
The last time there was a vote on an inquiry, in October last year, only 12 Labour MPs voted against the Government.
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