From daily The Independent in Britain:
Wednesday 05 August 2015
The veteran left winger said the former prime minister was reaching the point when he was going to have to deal with the consequences of his actions with the coming Chilcot inquiry report.
“I think it was an illegal war,” he said in an interview with BBC2’s Newsnight adding that former UN secretary general [Kofi Annan] had confirmed that. “Therefore he (Blair) has to explain that,” Corbyn said.
“We went into a war that was catastrophic, that was illegal, that cost us a lot of money, that lost a lot of lives,” he added. “The consequences are still played out with migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, refugees all over the region,” he said.
However, he admitted he didn’t know whether Blair would be tried, although he said it might be possible.
His remarks are likely to infuriate Mr Blair’s supporters in the party while once again highlighting the deep divisions that remain over the most controversial decision of his premiership.
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